Woodcraft (Paperback)

By George W. Sears

Skyhorse, 9781629143859, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/25/2008)
Hardcover (8/23/2015)
Paperback (2/5/2018)

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Description

Legendary canoeing guide, conservationist in the 1800s, and one of the first proponents of the popular “ultralight” camping style, George Washington Sears (who used the pen name “Nessmuk”) was a true American mountain man. Using a 9 foot long, 10 ½ pound canoe, he successfully completed a 266 mile journey through the central Adirondacks. His classic treatise on American camping, Woodcraft, is definitive proof that he was the most capable and intelligent woodsman of his time.

First published in 1900, and continuously in print ever since then, this is the ultimate book for hikers, campers, fishers, canoers, and anyone else who feels the call of the wild. With information on what to bring, how to build fires, how to fish with and without flies, and how to cook, this book remains relevant in our modern society. For anyone with even a passing interest in getting closer to nature, this is required reading. The forerunner of the ultralight camping movement and the precursor to all other books on camping and traveling through the wilderness, Woodcraft belongs on the bookshelf of every aspiring mountain person.

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About the Author

Nessmuk was the pen name of George Washington Sears (December 2, 1821-May 1, 1890). He was a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early conservationist. His stories popularized self-guided canoe camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open, lightweight solo canoes and what is today called ultralight camping. He died on Mount Nessmuk, Pennsylvania.