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Post by gailtv » November 21st, 2014, 7:24 pm

The Book of Camping and Woodcraft : a guidebook for those who travel in the wilderness by Horace Kephart (1862 - 1931).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/the-book-of-camping-and-woodcraft-by-horace-kephart/

In the Introduction to Camping and Woodcraft, Horace Kephart wrote: “My one aim in writing this little book is to make it of practical service to those who seek rest or sport in the wilderness, or whose business calls them thither.” The author further described the content of this book: “In the following chapters I offer some suggestions on outfitting, making camps, dressing and keeping game and fish, camp cookery, forest travel, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if one does get lost, living off the country, what the different species of trees are good for (from a camper's viewpoint), backwoods handicrafts in wood, bark, skins and other raw materials, the treatment of wounds and other injuries, and some other branches of woodcraft that may be of service when one is far from shops and from hired help.” Camping and Woodcraft was his first book and is actually a collection of articles that had been published in Field and Stream magazine.

Horace Kephart, born in 1862, was raised in Pennsylvania and Iowa then trained as a librarian at Cornell University. He worked in St Louis near the Ozark mountains for a portion of his life (1890 – 1904) then moved to western North Carolina where he lived near Hazel Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains then near Bryson City. Kephart was a campaigner for the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1926. He was the author of a number of books and articles on the outdoors.

(Summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan, based on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Kephart.)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 21st, 2014, 7:44 pm

Hi Gail,

I'll MC this for you. MW will be along shortly.
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Post by gailtv » November 21st, 2014, 9:28 pm

Hi Again Jo -

I've already make a mistake! There is the Foreword plus 21 chapters. However, I've made an executive decision and decided to combine the Foreword and Chapter 1. They come up to approx. 5112 words which is about the same length as the other chapters that I've checked the word number on so far.

OK by you? (I know -- when you make an executive decision, consultation is usually not part of the game).

Let me know please and I can start to fill in the MW. If that isn't OK, can you please add a section?

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 21st, 2014, 9:58 pm

That fine Gail. However, I think we should renumber the sections so the combined Foreword and Chapter 1 will be section 1 instead of 0. It's easy to fix now and that way the chapters and section numbers will coincide.
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Post by gailtv » November 21st, 2014, 10:02 pm

Hi Jo -

I may have to ask for a few more Sections now that I am doing a proper job of counting the words. The Camp Cookery chapter is >19,000 words! Another long one is Edible Plants.

Can I get back to you with a final count?

Clearly, my attention to detail isn't good today.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 21st, 2014, 10:12 pm

:lol: No problem. In the new system, you can add sections yourself. Just use the Add Section button on the section compiler page to add as many sections as you need. If you end up with too many, let me know and I can delete any extras.

Edible Plants sounds like an interesting read. I may just volunteer for that one if no one beats me to it! (I own a book on Camp Cookery with a recipe for Moose muzzle... :shock: - not one I ever intend to try, I might add!)
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Post by gailtv » November 21st, 2014, 10:16 pm

Hi Jo -- Great -- I'll do that for myself then. Cheers. Gail
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Post by fiddlesticks » November 21st, 2014, 10:57 pm

I would love to DPL!
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Post by gailtv » November 22nd, 2014, 11:56 am

Hi Tiffany --

That is great. Welcome to the project.

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Post by EchoSackett » November 22nd, 2014, 8:48 pm

Hello, I'm new, and my one minute test is still pending, but could I claim CHAPTER VI: A Check-List--Packing Up (section 6)?
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Post by gailtv » November 25th, 2014, 10:46 am

Hi Echo --

Thanks for volunteering, I'll put you down for Chapter VI.

I look forward to hearing your 1 minute test. Do have a look at the Newbies Guide..... it has lots of good information. Also, Audacity has come good tools for reducing background and amplifying recordings if needed.

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Post by RichardShipp » November 28th, 2014, 10:06 am

Hi there
I would like to take section 4 / chapter 4 Tents & Tools if that's OK. Looks like a true classic.
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Post by gailtv » November 28th, 2014, 11:12 am

Hi Richard -- That will be great. Thanks for volunteering. Gail
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Post by BillyShakespeare » December 8th, 2014, 11:48 pm

Hi
Could I please do section 14 :Camp Cookery part 4
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Post by gailtv » December 9th, 2014, 10:30 am

Hi Billy

That will be great. I'll put you down for Section 14 -- Camp Cookery part 4.

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