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
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
What to do and How to
The Boy Pioneers:
Sons of Daniel Boone
The American Boys
Handybook of Camp Lore and Woodcraft
Boat Building and
The Jack of All Trades
Animal Book and
The Book of Camp-Lore
New Ideas for Work and
Play - What a Girl can make or do
The American Girl's
Guns and Gunning
The American Boys Book of
Signs, Signals and Symbols
New Ideas for out of
doors: The Field and Forrest Handy Book
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
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.
Deadfalls and Snares
A Book of Instruction for Trappers About These and Other Home-Made Traps
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