By D. C. Beard
As this booklet is written for boys of every age, it's been divided lower than basic heads, "The Tomahawk Camps" and "The awl Camps," that's, camps that could be outfitted without instrument yet a hatchet, and camps that might want assistance from an awl. The smallest boys can construct the various basic shelters and the older boys can construct the more challenging ones. The reader might, if he likes, start with the 1st of the ebook, construct his approach via it, and graduate through development the log homes; in doing this he'll be heavily following the heritage of the human race, simply because ever due to the fact our arboreal ancestors with prehensile feet scampered one of the branches of the pre-glacial forests and equipped nestlike shelters within the timber, males have made themselves shacks for a short lived safe haven. yet as one of many individuals of the Camp-Fire membership of the USA, as one of many founders of the Boy Scouts of the US, and because the founding father of the Boy Pioneers of the US, it will no longer be right for the writer to confess for one second that there will be any such factor as a camp with out a camp-fire, and for this reason the tree fogeys and the "missing hyperlink" whose continues to be have been present in Java, and to whom the scientists gave the awe-inspiring identify of Pithecanthropus erectus, can't be counted as campers, simply because they didn't understand how to construct a camp-fire; neither do we admit the traditional maker of stone implements, known as eoliths, to be one in every of us, simply because he, too, knew now not the thrill of a camp-fire. yet there has been one other fellow, known as the Neanderthal guy, who lived within the ice age in Europe and he needed to be a camp-fire guy or freeze! so far as we all know, he was once the 1st guy to construct a camp-fire. The chilly climate made him hustle, and hustling built him. real, he did cook dinner and consume his buddies every so often, or even cut up their bones for the marrow; yet we are going to fail to remember that half and simply take into account him because the first camper in Europe.