Sportsman's Camping Guide - Leonard Miracle - 1969 Edition Fourth Printing
This book is designed to aid all campers. But it will reach out a helping hand to those who so often need it most - the amateur outdoorsmen who go into the wilds when nature is hostile and the friendly helpers of summer are gone... (from the Introduction)
With an eye towards outdoor recreation in the Fall and winter months, this vintage life skill book highlights all the novelty of midcentury camping from equipment to clothing, campsites to first aid, navigation to cooking. Appealing to anyone who has a desire to get away from the hustle bustle of everyday life and take a break from technology, this book details everything you need to know and bring for an off-the grid trip spent in nature. Of course we love the cooking section best, which details a suggested grub list for two (10 lbs. of bacon!) and a suggested equipment list for four (8qt. stew kettle!). There's also practical advice on how to pack, store and cook food over an open fire (the reflector oven!).
Originally published in 1965, this book also contains a wealth of midcentury camp style from the vehicles (the Volkswagon Campmobile!) to the hiking packs (Abercrombie & Fitch)! to the kitchen equipment (L.L.Bean!) which adds an extra layer of nostalgia and simplicity, illustrating the philosophy that you don't need the lastest technology or most advanced materials to spend a weekend in the woods.
Another fascinating chapter is the first aid section which dives way beyond how to handle minor scrapes and scratches. There, readers will learn how to handle all sorts of traumas from bone fractures to heart attacks, snow blindness to eye infections, ear aches to wound infections. In other words, this book contains a plethora of info along the lines of something your grandfather would teach you or your dad - sage advice and practical, useful knowledge learned from years of experience.
- 1969 edition, 4th Printing
- 160 pages
- Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and line drawings
- Detailed index for quick reference
In great vintage condition. All pages are clean and bright with no markings. The front cover has a light pink smear on it near the evergreen tree illustration and the back cover has a small age spot in the top right corner.
This book measures 6" inches (width) x 9.25" inches (length) x .3" inches (thickness)
Spoil your camping party by pairing this book with this outdoor cooking cookbook and shower your pals in true vintage kitchen style!