Heralded as the "bible of outdoorsmen" by hunters, campers, fishers, and crafters of all walks, Horace Kephart's perennially sought-after two-volume tome, Camping and Woodcraft, stands as an astounding testament to the vast depth and precision of the author's practical knowledge and profound love of life in the outdoors. A beacon of self-reliance with the intellectual appetite of the world's most accomplished scholars, Kephart spent his early years in voracious pursuit of knowledge as a precocious student, bibliophile, and librarian at such prestigious institutions as Yale University and the Saint Louis Mercantile, working as a freelance writer all the while.
As he fell in love with the outdoors and the skills required to navigate them, Kephart grew proportionally dissatisfied with the daily monotony of life in academia, taking to the woods for days on end with increasing frequency before finally making the Great Smoky Mountains his permanent home. Based on the enormous collection of articles he penned for Field & Stream, Kephart's Camping and Woodcraft is an invaluable treasury of wisdom and advice collected by Kephart over years of experimentation and refinement.
Back in print for a new generation of wilderness-loving campers and sportsmen, this high quality new edition is a tremendous resource for anyone who loves the outdoors. 2015 re-issues of both volumes are individually available in paperback and hardcover from Churchill & Dunn.