George Washington Sears (aka “Nessmuk”) was not only a master woodsman, but he shared his knowledge of bushcraft with the public in print. His classic work “Woodcraft” provides a valuable and useful guide on all aspects of outdoor living and survival; from camp construction, fishing, hunting, needed tools and equipment, fire building, cooking and much more. Nessmuk provided the foundation from which later survival authors, such as the great Horace Kephart, would build. This is a needed work for anyone with an interest in camping or bushcraft. Photographic reproduction of the 1891 edition.
Nessmuk (Sears) took me camping in all kinds of woods, in all types of weather, fed me well, allowed me to enjoy every minute fron the comfort of my easy chair. Buy this book. Let your kids read it. Read it yourself. If you’re young enough and healthy enough, go and do it in person. If not, enjoy a vicarious trip with old “Nessmuk.”
~ William J. Price
These old books are some of my favorite so I read them whenever I can find one of them. This book is awesome.
~ Sharon Jackson
As a former scout leader I used this book for ideals to help me teach my scouts useful tools and keep them interested in the outdoors. It worked.
~ Kenneth W. Walker
This book is amazing, interesting to hear this unique perspective from yesteryear. Many of the same experiences George Washington Sears describes still happen today, only now with slightly more modern equipment. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the out-doors.
~ Matthew X. Lucero