Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making eBook

William Hamilton Gibson
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 313 pages of information about Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making.
  Detailed directions for building, 244. 
  Site for building, 244, 287. 
  To clear of gnats and mosquitoes, 230. 
Lucifer Matches.—­See Matches. 
“Luxuries,” 234. 
LYNX, THE CANADIAN, 164. 
  Natural characteristics of, 164. 
  Trapping the, 164. 
  Traps for, 17, 20, 23, 29, 33, 35, 141. 
LYNX.—­
  Directions for skinning, 166. 
  Use of skin, 285. 
  Value of skin, 284.

M

Mackinaw and the Fur Trade, 281. 
Mallard Duck as food, 239.
  " to Cook.—­See Duck. 
MARKET VALUE OF FUR SKINS, 281. 
Marmot.—­See Woodchuck. 
MARTEN:—­
  Nature and habits of, 192. 
  Trapping the, 192. 
  Its common mode of escape, 144. 
  Directions for removing skin, 194. 
  How to tan the Skin, 277. 
  Value and use of skin, 284, 285. 
Mastic Varnish used in water-proofing, 234. 
MATCHES, 227. 
  Bottle used for carrying, 234. 
  To render water-proof, 234. 
Meal, Indian, as food, 231. 
Meat, to dry, 237. 
“MEDICINES,” OR SCENT BAITS, 149. 
Menagerie Whistle, 74. 
Merganser, the, as food, 239,
  To cook.—­See Duck. 
MIDGETS, 256. 
  Painful effect of their bites, 256. 
  Driven away by the “Smudge,” 230. 
  Ointments for bites, 255. 
  Serious effects of bites on the intemperate, 257. 
MINK:—­
  Nature and habits of, 189. 
  Trapping the, 189. 
  Traps for, 43, 141. 
  Its common mode of escape from the steel trap, 144. 
  Directions for skinning, 191. 
  To tan skin of, 277. 
  Extensive use of skins in America, 281. 
  Uses of skin, 285. 
  Value of skin, 284. 
MISCELLANEOUS hints on trapping, 148. 
MISCELLANY, the Trapper’s, 255,
MISCELLANEOUS TRAPS, 103. 
MOLE, 207. 
  Beauty of fur, 209, 211. 
  Life and habits of, 207. 
  Trapping the, 119, 210. 
  Traps for, 119, 120, 140. 
  Varieties of, 211. 
  Directions for skinning.—­See Gopher. 
  Use of fur, 286.
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Montreal and the Fur Trade, 281. 
MOOSE:—­
  Nature and habits of, 219. 
  Trapping the, 220. 
  “Yards,” 220. 
  Flesh as food, 220, 223, 238. 
  How to skin the animal, 220. 
Moose meat, to roast, 233.
  " Meat to dry, 237. 
MOSQUITOES, 230. 
  Painful effects of their bites, 257. 
  Ointments for bites, 255. 
  Driven away by the “Smudge,” 230. 
  Adirondack experiences with, 255, 256. 
  Head-net, 257. 
  Serious effects of bites on the intemperate, 257. 
Mouse Traps, 124, 130, 131, 134, 135. 
Mud Stick or Pusher, 267. 
Mush, to boil, 232.
  to fry, 232. 
MUSK:—­
  Its use in the art of trapping, 151. 
  How obtained, 151. 
MUSKRAT:—­
  Nature and habits of, 182. 
  Pit-fall Trap for, 133. 
  Spearing the, 183. 
  Trapping the, 182. 
  Traps for, 43, 107, 110, 111, 114, 133, 141. 

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