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Len McDougall

Practical Outdoor Projects

Practical Outdoor Projects
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Published by Globe Pequot Press
September 2001
ISBN: 1585744034
Military Book Club: This concise, step-by-step book shows you how to turn common, everyday household items into practical, and potentially life-saving, equipment. Softcover.
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Crafts , Educational , General , Gift Book , Hobby , How-To , Illustrated Books , Juvenile , Multicultural , Nature and Environment , Other , Popular Science , Recreation , Reference , Self-Help , Sports , Young Adult
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From: Len McDougall (LMwriter1@yahoo.com) 2005-04-13

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and nothing imposes necessity like experience. Practical Outdoor Projects exploits the experiences of the author and other outdoorsmen to show readers simple, inexpensive projects that can make life in the great out-of-doors easier. In most instances, these handy do-it-yourself projects use items that most of us routinely throw away as trash, making this book ideal for the ecology-minded reader. Learn to make a boat anchor that fits in your hip pocket. Create thousands of non-toxic, waterproof fire starters for a fraction of a penny each. Create a simple tool for keeping precise track of the distance you've hiked. Mount and sight-in your own riflescope better than most gunsmiths can. Learn to make strong rope right in the field. Discover easy-to-learn tricks for honing your knife to a shaving edge. All of these and many more simple projects make this book worth far more than its cover price.