Mountain Man Crafts and Skills An Illustrated guide to Clothing, Shelter, Equipment, and Wilderness Living by David Montgomery
This useful book is filled with ideas and projects that are fun to make! The author, a professional artist, has drawn the instructions for the items and skills he is demonstrating, making a book that can be easily utilized by people of many age and ability levels. There's valuable information her for hobbiests, Boy Scouts, survival enthusiasts, family campers --- for anyone who enjoys the outdoor life!
The author knows what information is needed and presents it concisely--- things like suppliers' addresses, how to set traps without mashing a thumb, what clothing is most comfortable and durable, and the aspects of black powder safety. He even provides an extensive glossary, and annotated bibliography, and suggestions for teaching mountain man crafts as a secondary school course.
This book is rich in mountain man historical lore too., describing foods and living habits, and even sharing some favorite yarns!
This book is a must for everyone who loves outdoor life and for all those who enjoy working with their hands.
Paperback, c2006, 239 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.231-234) and index.
Uintah County Heritage Museum | 155 E. Main, Vernal, Utah 84078 | 435-789-7399