Mountain Man Crafts & Skills
A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness
Living and Survival Skills

by David Montgomery
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Filled with valuable information for hobbyists, survival enthusiasts, family campers-and everyone who enjoys outdoor life, Mountainman Crafts & Skills is the the essential illustrated guide to wilderness living and survival.

How to make your own clothing, shelter, and equipment are all covered in step-by-step detail-through illustrations by the author himself. Learn how to make and use hunting tools and utensils, wild game traps, mountain man clothing, powder flasks and horns, tents, deer-horn jewelry, and much more. Soft cover, 240 pages.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Chapter 1
    • The Work Area
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Suggested Work Area for Mountain Man Crafts
    • Tanning Tools
    • Clothing-Making Tools
    • Tools for General Craft Work
    • Traps
    • Tools for Tanning Hides
  • Chapter 2
    • Types of Traps
    • Setting Your Traps
    • Trapping Muskrat
    • Trapping Beaver
    • Beaver Dam Set
    • Beaver Run Set
    • Beaver Lodge Set
    • Scent Set
    • Bank Hole Set
  • Chapter 3 Buckskin and Fur Hide Tanning
    • Buckskin Tanning
    • Skinning Muskrat and Beaver
    • Fur Tanning
    • Making Rawhide
  • Chapter 4 Making Mountain Man Clothing
    • Buckskin Shirt
    • Cotton or Muslin Shirts
    • Mountain Man Pants
    • Trapping Pants
    • Buckskin Leggings
    • Blanket Leggings
    • Buckskin Dress
    • Sioux Indian Dress
    • Moccasins
    • One-Piece Plains Moccasin
    • Apache Style Moccasin
    • Wool Booties for Moccasins
    • Two-Piece Plains Moccasins
    • Buckskin Coat, Lewis-and-Clark Style
    • Capote (Blanket Coat)
    • Belts and Sashes
    • Beaver Mittens
    • Snowshoes
  • Chapter 5 Rifles, Knives and Throwing Ax
    • Rifles
    • Rifle Building
    • Shooting Accessories
    • Short Starts
    • Wooden Short Start
    • Horn-Handled Short Start
    • Cleaning Your Rifle
    • Black Powder Safety
    • Mountain Man Shoot
    • Shoots
    • Knives
    • The Throwing Ax
    • Rifles, Knives and Hatchets
  • Chapter 6 Mountain Man Hats
    • Simple Fur Cap with Ear Flaps
    • Coon-Skin Cap
    • Beaver Felt Hat
    • Other Types of Trappers Hats
  • Chapter 7 Homemade Knives
  • Chapter 8 Powder Flask and Horns
    • Leather Powder Flask
    • Powder Horns
    • Flintlock Primer Horns
  • Chapter 9 Scrimshaw
    • Fur Trapping Area for Scrimshaw
    • Forts for Scrimshaw
    • Animals for Scrimshaw
  • Chapter 10 Deer and Cow Horn Uses
    • Bone and Horn Use
    • Deer Horn Jewelry
    • Horn Powder Measure
  • Chapter 11 Pouches
    • Possible Bag
    • Buckskin Strike-A-Light Pouch
    • Buckskin Neck Pouch
    • Rawhide Bullet Pouch
    • Bullet Pouches
  • Chapter 12 Parfleches
    • Rawhide Medicine Parfleche
  • Chapter 13 Scabbards
    • Knife Scabbard
    • Blanket Scabbard
    • Leather Scabbard
  • Chapter 14 Beadwork
  • Chapter 15 Quillwork
    • Picking and Dyeing Porcupine Quills
  • Chapter 16 Firemaking
  • Chapter 17 The Tipi
    • Tipi Construction
    • Smoke Flap Pole Pocket
    • Dewcloth Liner
    • Ozan
    • Stripping Poles
    • Tipi Pole Racks
    • Latrine
    • Fire Pits for the Tipi
    • Tripod for Cooking
    • Metal Tipi Fire Pit
    • Fire Pit Accessories
    • The Tipi
  • Chapter 18 Baker's Tent and Snow Cave
  • Chapter 19 Willow Backrest Chair
  • Chapter 20 Trade Box
  • Chapter 21 Grub Box
  • Chapter 22 Eating Utensils and Cookware
    • Steel Knife, Fork and Spoons
    • Eating Utensils
    • Cookware
    • Forging a Knife
    • Cow-Horn Spoon
  • Chapter 23 Mountain Man Foods
    • Recipes
    • Edible Platns
  • Chapter 24 Rendezvous Time
    • Rendezvous Today
    • Black Powder Shoots
    • Trading Sessions
    • Clubs
  • Chapter 25 Mountain Man Stories
    • The Grandmas' Bear Hunt
    • The Couger Bear Hunt
    • Herb The Great Beaver
    • Jedediah Smith, Trapper and Explorer
    • Hugh Glass, “Almost Bear Meat"
    • James P. Beckworth, “Trapper and Chief of the Crows"
    • Jim Bridger
  • Chapter 26 Glossary
  • Chapter 27 Annotated Bibliography of Selected Books
  • Chapter 28 Appendix
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