Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties eBook by Daniel C. Beard

Just came accross this great resource on all aspects of shelter production (hat tip to ebook is now the newest addtion to the BushcraftNZ library and can be found here. If you are not already a member of the library join the group its free and we have heaps of great stuff on there.

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties is a book written by Daniel Carter Beard in the early 1900s. It covers the subject of wilderness shelters. The types of shelters covered vary from simple debris shelters to much more complex permanent camps.

The instructions are not too detailed, and some of the shelters pictured would be way too difficult for the average woodsman to construct in a short period of time, following just the instruction in the book. With time and practice however, the ideas that can be obtained from this book, can significantly help improve your improvised shelter. 


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