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The Resource The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities, Ben and Penny Hewitt ; illustrations by Luke Boushee

The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities, Ben and Penny Hewitt ; illustrations by Luke Boushee

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The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities
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The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything
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build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities
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Ben and Penny Hewitt ; illustrations by Luke Boushee
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  • Build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--forty-five action-packed outdoor activities
  • Build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods
  • young adventurers guide to (almost) everything
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build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities
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eng
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"Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to use a knife and hatchet, how build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent from REI. The Young Adventurer's Guide will teach kids everything from how to walk like a fox and see like an owl to use the stars as their own personal GPS and even how to build the world's coolest fort out of foraged sticks. This handbook for curious kids will empower them to explore the natural world and even the comfort of their own backyard through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include: Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary"--
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  • In their introduction to this outdoor manual, the authors state that “maintaining our connection to nature... is more important than ever.” With that outcome expressed, they invite readers to learn about specific scenarios, such as “how to outrun a bear” (“You can’t”), survival skills, and assembly projects. Unfortunately, scattershot presentation weakens the whole. Some activities require skills not covered until later (a knot needed for a friction fire bow is not explained for another 25 pages), and there is no index for guidance. In addition, though the book acknowledges its debt to Native American traditions and mentions cultural appropriation, it offers a dodge rather than suggestions for further understanding: “That’s a lot to think about, and if it doesn’t resonate with you, that’s OK.” Boushee’s doodle-style drawings competently illustrate most concepts, but the many missed opportunities make this invitation to the outdoors too uneven to recommend. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/25/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 12, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Outdoor-adventure activities combine wisdom and fun in this practical guide to the wild. Knowledge about the natural world and its resources used to be passed down from one generation to the next, as it was required for survival. Although modern society no longer requires familiarity with wild edibles, forecasting weather from clouds, and making a friction fire, these skills remain useful, say the authors of this handy guide. A thoughtful introduction acknowledges the Native American origins of many of the skills introduced in the book. Part 1, “Secrets of the Woods,” includes tapping a maple tree and navigating by the stars. Part 2 covers camping skills from tying knots to brushing your teeth with a stick. Part 3 offers instructions for making such useful items as a willow basket, a log raft, or a birch-bark knife sheath (there is a discussion of knife handling and safety). Part 4 shows readers how to make fun things from nature, like a whistle from a stick or a kite from turkey feathers (“ask a turkey hunter or look on eBay or Etsy”). The instructions are remarkably clear, and black-and-white illustrations add visual interest, levity, and clarity when needed. Fascinating enough to read cover to cover without setting foot outside, it will also be a reliable companion on camping and hiking trips to augment hours of outdoor exploring. This in-depth guide offers plenty to learn and do for adventurers of all skill and experience levels. (Nonfiction. 11-17) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
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10777268
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1971-
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Hewitt, Ben
Dewey number
796.083
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Age 8-12
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 2
  • 6
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  • Hewitt, Penny
  • Boushee, Luke
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True
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  • Outdoor recreation for children
  • Nature study
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Nature study
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juvenile
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build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities
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The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities, Ben and Penny Hewitt ; illustrations by Luke Boushee
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Contents
Choosing a knife and safe handling -- How to outrun a bear -- Forecast the weather without a forecast -- Tap a maple tree -- Find a wild snack -- 10 things to do with tree pitch -- Using bird language to track in real time -- Wanna bite? -- How to see animals before they see you -- Find your way home -- How to navigate by the stars -- Make fire from sticks -- Explore in winter (and love it!) -- How to poop in the woods -- The 6 (and a half) most useful knots you'll ever tie -- Food storage at the campsite -- 34 uses for a bandana -- Bread on a stick -- Campfire cooking without pots -- First aid for field and forest -- Make your own fruit leather -- Find the best place to pitch your tent -- How to build the perfect cooking fire -- Ten essentials -- Make a Dakota fire hole -- Make a tarp into a tent -- String up a chicken -- Brush your teeth with a stick -- Store stuff in it -- Hunt with it -- Sleep in it -- Keep your knife in it -- Protect yourself from the sun with it -- Collect water in it -- Tie things up with it -- Cross a river on it -- Wear it on your head -- Split willow deer -- Make a whistle from a stick -- Create a one-in-kind journal -- Yo, make a yo-yo! -- Turn sticks into a Viking game -- Make a birch bark ring -- Beads from twigs -- Turn an acorn cap into a whistle -- Turn turkey feathers into a kite
Control code
on1033579199
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 187 pages
Isbn
9781611805949
Lccn
2018013405
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1033579199
Label
The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities, Ben and Penny Hewitt ; illustrations by Luke Boushee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choosing a knife and safe handling -- How to outrun a bear -- Forecast the weather without a forecast -- Tap a maple tree -- Find a wild snack -- 10 things to do with tree pitch -- Using bird language to track in real time -- Wanna bite? -- How to see animals before they see you -- Find your way home -- How to navigate by the stars -- Make fire from sticks -- Explore in winter (and love it!) -- How to poop in the woods -- The 6 (and a half) most useful knots you'll ever tie -- Food storage at the campsite -- 34 uses for a bandana -- Bread on a stick -- Campfire cooking without pots -- First aid for field and forest -- Make your own fruit leather -- Find the best place to pitch your tent -- How to build the perfect cooking fire -- Ten essentials -- Make a Dakota fire hole -- Make a tarp into a tent -- String up a chicken -- Brush your teeth with a stick -- Store stuff in it -- Hunt with it -- Sleep in it -- Keep your knife in it -- Protect yourself from the sun with it -- Collect water in it -- Tie things up with it -- Cross a river on it -- Wear it on your head -- Split willow deer -- Make a whistle from a stick -- Create a one-in-kind journal -- Yo, make a yo-yo! -- Turn sticks into a Viking game -- Make a birch bark ring -- Beads from twigs -- Turn an acorn cap into a whistle -- Turn turkey feathers into a kite
Control code
on1033579199
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 187 pages
Isbn
9781611805949
Lccn
2018013405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033579199

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