Works of D. C. Beard


Daniel Carter "Uncle Dan" Beard (June 21, 1850 – June 11, 1941) was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

These book provide simple instructions on how to build shelters, and other items for the home. Instructions on fishing, building an aquarium, and lots of other activities and items.

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
What to do and How to do it
The Boy Pioneers: Sons of Daniel Boone
The American Boys Handybook of Camp Lore and Woodcraft
Boat Building and Boating
The Jack of All Trades
Animal Book and Camp-Fire Stories
The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft
New Ideas for Work and Play - What a Girl can make or do
The American Girl's Handy Book
Guns and Gunning
The American Boys Book of Signs, Signals and Symbols
New Ideas for out of doors: The Field and Forrest Handy Book
For Playground Field & Forrest: The Outdoor Handy Book
Things worth doing and how to do them
Moonlight and Six Feet of Romance

Scattered from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean are thousands of trappers who use deadfalls, snares and other home-made traps, but within this vast territory there are many thousand who know little or nothing of them.

The best and most successful trappers are those of extended experience. Building deadfalls and constructing snares, as told on the following pages, will be of value to trappers located where material — saplings, poles, boards, rocks, etc. — is to be had for constructing. The many traps described cannot all be used to advantage in any section, but some of them can.

More than sixty illustrations are used to enable the beginner to better understand the constructing and workings of home-made traps. The illustrations are mainly furnished by the "old timers."

Chapters on Skinning and Stretching, Handling and Grading are added for the correct handling of skins and furs adds largely to their commercial value.

A. R. Harding.

Read his book...

Deadfalls and Snares
A Book of Instruction for Trappers About These and Other Home-Made Traps (pdf)
Building with Logs
By Clyde P. Fickes, Engineer, and W. Ellis Grobem, Chief Architect Forest Service published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (pdf)


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