Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Woodcraft & Camping" - Bernard S. Mason

Anyone looking for a classic book with small and large projects to make at camp, this really is the book for you. I found this book at a thrift store about 7 years ago, and has been one of my go to books for ideas for easy project. Originally called "Woodcraft" and published in 1939, it was re-released as " Woodcraft & Camping" in 1974. At a thick 596 pages its is chalk full 'o' fun. It shows the outdoor enthusiast how to construct things ranging from wood whistles, bark containers, knives, eating utensils, even Indian head dresses. After a quick search Amazon has a couple for sale so does eBay (1st edition). I suggest you pick this book up, as the knowledge is timeless, and slightly different then the hundreds of survival/camping books out there.


  1. That does look pretty neat! I remember back then, these were the things a lot of boys go into during their free time. Now everyone has gone fiddling their gadgets.

  2. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumble upon every day. It’s always helpful to read through articles from other authors and practice a little something from their websites.