Just like apple pie and baseball, camping was purely American. We look back with a refreshing sense of nostalgia somehow hoping to hear echoes from the past. Voices from men like Beard, Seton, and White. But it’s Kephart that speaks clearly on this day. For it’s him that we celebrate at Horace Kephart Days. Classic […]
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Kephart Days: Americana At Its Finest
By Chad on October 27, 2014 in Classic Camping, Master Woodsman, Nature & Conservation, News & Updates
Horace Kephart: Notes On Hatchets And Handles (additional text by Steve Watts)
By Master Woodsman on February 22, 2014 in Books, Classic Camping, Master Woodsman, Woodcraft
“The first camp I ever made was built exactly after the ‘Nessmuk’ pattern, shanty-tent, camp-fire with butternut back-logs, and all. My only implement besides knives, was a double-bitted hatchet just like his, of surgical instrument steel, only eighteen ounces. I was alone. I stayed in that camp five weeks in October and November; and I […]
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