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Shelters, Shacks and Shanties
By Daniel Carter Beard
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Table of Contents
  • Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
  • Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
    • By
    • D. C. BEARD
    • FOREWORD
    • CONTENTS
  • Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
  • SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES
    • I
    • WHERE TO FIND MOUNTAIN GOOSE. HOW TO PICK AND USE ITS FEATHERS
      • The Mountain Goose
      • Sapin—Cho-kho-tung
      • Balsam
      • Balsam Beds
      • Packing Boughs
      • Clean Your Hands
      • How to Make Beds
      • Other Bedding
    • The Mountain Goose
    • Sapin—Cho-kho-tung
    • Balsam
    • Balsam Beds
    • Packing Boughs
    • Clean Your Hands
    • How to Make Beds
    • Other Bedding
    • II
    • THE HALF-CAVE SHELTER
      • Half Caves
      • Walls
    • Half Caves
    • Walls
    • III
    • HOW TO MAKE THE FALLEN-TREE SHELTER AND THE SCOUT-MASTER
      • Fallen-Tree Shelter
      • The Scout-Master
      • To Peel Bark
      • Selecting Bark
      • Using Bark
    • Fallen-Tree Shelter
    • The Scout-Master
    • To Peel Bark
    • Selecting Bark
    • Using Bark
    • IV
    • HOW TO MAKE THE ADIRONDACK, THE WICK-UP, THE BARK TEEPEE, THE PIONEER, AND THE SCOUT
      • The Adirondack
      • The Scout
      • The Pioneer
      • Bark Teepee
    • The Adirondack
    • The Scout
    • The Pioneer
    • Bark Teepee
    • V
    • HOW TO MAKE BEAVER-MAT HUTS OR FAGOT SHACKS WITHOUT INJURY TO THE TREES
      • Material
      • Beaver Mat
      • Fagot Shack
      • Roofs
    • Material
    • Beaver Mat
    • Fagot Shack
    • Roofs
    • VI
    • INDIAN SHACKS AND SHELTERS
      • Apache Hogan
      • San Carlos Shack
      • Chippewa Shack
      • Pima Lodge
      • White Man's Walls
      • Adobe Roof
      • Navajo
    • Apache Hogan
    • San Carlos Shack
    • Chippewa Shack
    • Pima Lodge
    • White Man's Walls
    • Adobe Roof
    • Navajo
    • VII
    • BIRCH BARK OR TAR PAPER SHACK
      • The Pontiac
      • Cutting Bark
      • Building the Pontiac
      • Shingling with Bark
      • To Keep Out Cold
    • The Pontiac
    • Cutting Bark
    • Building the Pontiac
    • Shingling with Bark
    • To Keep Out Cold
    • VIII
    • INDIAN COMMUNAL HOUSES
      • The Pawnee Hogan
      • The Kolshian
    • The Pawnee Hogan
    • The Kolshian
    • IX
    • BARK AND TAR PAPER
    • X
    • A SAWED-LUMBER SHANTY
      • The Foundation
      • Ridge Plank and Rafters
    • The Foundation
    • Ridge Plank and Rafters
    • XI
    • A SOD HOUSE FOR THE LAWN
      • A Real Adobe
      • Thatch
    • A Real Adobe
    • Thatch
    • XII
    • HOW TO BUILD ELEVATED SHACKS, SHANTIES, AND SHELTERS
    • XIII
    • THE BOG KEN
      • Thatching
    • Thatching
    • XIV
    • OVER-WATER CAMPS
    • XV
    • SIGNAL-TOWER, GAME LOOKOUT, AND RUSTIC OBSERVATORY
      • Kite Frame
      • Boy-Scout Tower
    • Kite Frame
    • Boy-Scout Tower
    • XVI
    • TREE-TOP HOUSES
    • XVII
    • CACHES
    • XVIII
    • HOW TO USE AN AXE
      • Dangers
    • Dangers
    • XIX
    • HOW TO SPLIT LOGS, MAKE SHAKES, SPLITS, OR CLAPBOARDS. HOW TO CHOP A LOG IN HALF. HOW TO FLATTEN A LOG. ALSO SOME DON'TS
    • XX
    • AXEMEN'S CAMPS
      • The Stefansson Sod Shack
    • The Stefansson Sod Shack
    • XXI
    • RAILROAD-TIE SHACKS, BARREL SHACKS, AND CHIMEHUEVIS
    • XXII
    • THE BARABARA
    • XXIII
    • THE NAVAJO HOGAN, HORNADAY DUGOUT, AND SOD HOUSE
      • Log Dugout
    • Log Dugout
    • XXIV
    • HOW TO BUILD AN AMERICAN BOY'S HOGAN
      • Frame
      • Furniture
      • Foundation
      • Caves
      • Dangerous Caves
      • Framing
      • Decaying Wood
      • The Roof
      • Cliff-House Roof
      • The Door
      • Aures Hinge
      • Trap-Door
    • Frame
    • Furniture
    • Foundation
    • Caves
    • Dangerous Caves
    • Framing
    • Decaying Wood
    • The Roof
    • Cliff-House Roof
    • The Door
    • Aures Hinge
    • Trap-Door
    • XXV
    • HOW TO CUT AND NOTCH LOGS
      • Notching Logs
      • Handling the Logs
      • Chinking
      • Models
    • Notching Logs
    • Handling the Logs
    • Chinking
    • Models
    • XXVI
    • NOTCHED LOG LADDERS
    • XXVII
    • A POLE HOUSE. HOW TO USE A CROSS-CUT SAW AND A FROE
      • Pole House
      • Sawing on an Angle
      • The Froe
    • Pole House
    • Sawing on an Angle
    • The Froe
    • XXVIII
    • LOG-ROLLING AND OTHER BUILDING STUNTS
      • Log-Rolling
      • Log Steps
    • Log-Rolling
    • Log Steps
    • XXIX
    • THE ADIRONDACK OPEN LOG CAMP AND A ONE-ROOM CABIN
      • Adirondack Log Camp
      • Cabin Plan
      • The Bunks
    • Adirondack Log Camp
    • Cabin Plan
    • The Bunks
    • XXX
    • THE NORTHLAND TILT AND INDIAN LOG TENT
      • Log Tents
    • Log Tents
    • CHAPTER XXXI
    • HOW TO BUILD THE RED JACKET, THE NEW BRUNSWICK, AND THE CHRISTOPHER GIST
      • The New Brunswick
      • Christopher Gist
      • The Red Jacket
    • The New Brunswick
    • Christopher Gist
    • The Red Jacket
    • XXXII
    • CABIN DOORS AND DOOR-LATCHES, THUMB-LATCHES AND FOOT LATCHES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
      • Foot Latch
      • Trigger Latch
      • The Latch-String
      • Simple Spring-Latch
      • Better Spring-Latch
    • Foot Latch
    • Trigger Latch
    • The Latch-String
    • Simple Spring-Latch
    • Better Spring-Latch
    • XXXIII
    • SECRET LOCKS
      • The Tippecanoe
      • The Catch
    • The Tippecanoe
    • The Catch
    • XXXIV
    • HOW TO MAKE THE BOW-ARROW CABIN DOOR AND LATCH AND THE DEMING TWIN BOLTS, HALL, AND BILLY
      • The Deming Twin Lock
      • Guards
    • The Deming Twin Lock
    • Guards
    • XXXV
    • THE AURES LOCK LATCH
      • The Door
      • The Compass Lock
    • The Door
    • The Compass Lock
    • XXXVI
    • THE AMERICAN LOG CABIN
      • American Log House
      • One-Pen Cabin
      • Sills
      • Wood Preservative
      • Creosote
      • Openings
      • Foundation
      • Roofing
      • Gables
      • Steep Roof
      • Chinking
    • American Log House
    • One-Pen Cabin
    • Sills
    • Wood Preservative
    • Creosote
    • Openings
    • Foundation
    • Roofing
    • Gables
    • Steep Roof
    • Chinking
    • XXXVII
    • A HUNTER'S OR FISHERMAN'S CABIN
    • XXXVIII
    • HOW TO MAKE A WYOMING OLEBO, A HOKO RIVER OLEBO, A SHAKE CABIN, A CANADIAN MOSSBACK, AND A TWO-PEN OR SOUTHERN SADDLE-BAG HOUSE
      • The Wyoming Olebo
      • Hoko River Olebo
      • The Mossback Cabin
      • Mossback
      • The Southern Saddle-Bag or Two-Pen Cabin
    • The Wyoming Olebo
    • Hoko River Olebo
    • The Mossback Cabin
    • Mossback
    • The Southern Saddle-Bag or Two-Pen Cabin
    • XXXIX
    • NATIVE NAMES FOR THE PARTS OF A KANUCK LOG CABIN, AND HOW TO BUILD ONE
      • Local Names of Parts of Cabin
      • Les Traverses
      • Les Poudres
      • Couverture
      • Les Péches
      • Roofing Material
      • Fireplace
      • Clay Roof
    • Local Names of Parts of Cabin
    • Les Traverses
    • Les Poudres
    • Couverture
    • Les Péches
    • Roofing Material
    • Fireplace
    • Clay Roof
    • XL
    • HOW TO MAKE A POLE HOUSE AND HOW TO MAKE A UNIQUE BUT THOROUGHLY AMERICAN TOTEM LOG HOUSE
      • American Totem Log House
      • Before Building
      • Peeled Logs
      • Totems
      • Totem-Poles
    • American Totem Log House
    • Before Building
    • Peeled Logs
    • Totems
    • Totem-Poles
    • XLI
    • HOW TO BUILD A SUSITNA LOG CABIN AND HOW TO CUT TREES FOR THE END PLATES
      • How to Cut the Tree
    • How to Cut the Tree
    • XLII
    • HOW TO MAKE A FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY FOR A SIMPLE LOG CABIN
      • Mud Hearth
      • Stick Chimney
      • Durability
      • Chimney Foundation
      • Stone Chimney
    • Mud Hearth
    • Stick Chimney
    • Durability
    • Chimney Foundation
    • Stone Chimney
    • XLIII
    • HEARTHSTONES AND FIREPLACES
    • XLIV
    • MORE HEARTHS AND FIREPLACES
      • A Plank Mantel
    • A Plank Mantel
    • XLV
    • FIREPLACES AND THE ART OF TENDING THE FIRE
      • Management of the Fire
    • Management of the Fire
    • XLVI
    • THE BUILDING OF THE LOG HOUSE
      • How a Forty-Foot-Front, Two-Story Pioneer Log House Was Put Up with the Help of "Backwoods Farmers"—Making Plans with a Pocket Knife.
    • How a Forty-Foot-Front, Two-Story Pioneer Log House Was Put Up with the Help of "Backwoods Farmers"—Making Plans with a Pocket Knife.
    • XLVII
    • HOW TO LAY A TAR PAPER, BIRCH BARK, OR PATENT ROOFING
      • Preparing the Roofing for Laying
      • Roofing Foundation
      • Valleys
      • How to Lay the Roofing
      • Gutters
      • How to Patch a Shingle Roof
      • Fixtures for Applying Roofing
      • Patched Roofs and New Shingles
      • Mark the Holes
      • Sheet-Iron Shingles
      • Practical Patching
      • Plumbing
      • Flashings, Chimneys, Walls, Etc.
    • Preparing the Roofing for Laying
    • Roofing Foundation
    • Valleys
    • How to Lay the Roofing
    • Gutters
    • How to Patch a Shingle Roof
    • Fixtures for Applying Roofing
    • Patched Roofs and New Shingles
    • Mark the Holes
    • Sheet-Iron Shingles
    • Practical Patching
    • Plumbing
    • Flashings, Chimneys, Walls, Etc.
    • XLVIII
    • HOW TO MAKE A CONCEALED LOG CABIN INSIDE OF A MODERN HOUSE
      • A Wooden Latch
    • A Wooden Latch
    • XLIX
    • HOW TO BUILD APPROPRIATE GATEWAYS FOR GROUNDS ENCLOSING LOG HOUSES, GAME PRESERVES, RANCHES, BIG COUNTRY ESTATES, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST BOY SCOUTS' CAMP GROUNDS
      • Which Would You Rather Do or Go Fishing?
      • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR BOYS
    • Which Would You Rather Do or Go Fishing?
    • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR BOYS
    • Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties
    • Boat-Building and Boating
    • The Boy Pioneers
    • The Field and Forest Handy Book
      • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR BOYS
    • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR BOYS
    • The Jack of All Trades
    • The Outdoor Handy Book
    • The American Boys Handy Book
      • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
      • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR GIRLS
    • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
    • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR GIRLS
    • Handicraft and Recreation for Girls
    • What a Girl Can Make and Do
      • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR GIRLS
    • THE BEARD BOOKS FOR GIRLS
    • The American Girl's Handy Book
    • Things Worth Doing and How To Do Them
      • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
    • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
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