Winner of the 1999 National Outdoor Book Award: Outdoor Classic Category.
Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Canada to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several days"it was so quiet I could hear the drops from the paddle hitting the water"he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams." He never left. He named the place Cache Lake because there was stored the best that the north had to offertimber for a cabin; fish, game, and berries to live on; and the peace and contentment he felt he could not live without.Cache Lake Country is a vivid and faithful chronicle of life in the great Northern Forest and a storehouse of valuable information on woodcraft and nature. Here is folklore and philosophy, but most of all wisdom about the woods and the inventiveness and self-reliance they demand. The author explains how to make moccasins, barrel stoves, lean-to shelters, outdoor bake ovens, sailing canoes, and hundreds of other ingenious and useful gadgets, all illustrated in the margins with 230 enchanting drawings by Henry B. Kane.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
John J. Rowlands had a varied career as a gold and silver prospector, miner, lumber scout, and newspaperman. He died in 1976.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I read this book about five times. Tried many of the lessons in the book. I spend lots of my time in the northern woods of N.H.and when I'm out there all alone I think about 'what would J.J.Rowlands do' A must for any age.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I EVER READ! AT ONE TIME I HAD ONE OF THE ORIGINAL COPIES OF THE BOOK WISH I HAD IT NOW. WHEN I DO GET ANOTHER COPY, i WILL MAKE SURE THAT IT GETS PASSED ON TO MY TWO BOYS.