The American Boy's Handy Book

The American Boy's Handy Book

An 1890 manual of pasttimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping....

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Title:The American Boy's Handy Book
Author:Daniel Carter Beard
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It (Nonpareil Book, 29)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:441 pages pages

The American Boy's Handy Book Reviews

  • Professor
    Sep 04, 2015

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

    Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. ...

    How can you not love a book that says things like this: "Do not have china swans floating about on the surface [of your aquarium],nor ruined castles submerged beneath the surface. Such things are in bad taste." ...

    It's like a manual on how to be a member of the Little Rascals. Great stuff on snowball fights and traps. Some of the stuff is insanely dangerous, like creating paper hot air balloons with open flames in them, or how to build a gun. ...

    This book is an amazing throw-back to the days of yesteryear, before Ipods and Game Boys. A time when kids used to entertain themselves by the kinds of things they could do out in nature. I sure miss those times. ...

    This book was available in my town library growing up. I adored it, though I only ever tried a handful of the things it described how to do. I am so glad this came up in my recommendations as I had completely forgotten it! ...

  • louisa
    May 26, 2008

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

  • David Ward
    Feb 03, 2010

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

  • Sam
    Mar 29, 2008

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

  • Tjek
    Jan 19, 2013

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

  • Sarah
    Apr 08, 2012

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

    Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. ...

    How can you not love a book that says things like this: "Do not have china swans floating about on the surface [of your aquarium],nor ruined castles submerged beneath the surface. Such things are in bad taste." ...

  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    Nov 10, 2008

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

  • David R. Godine
    Dec 24, 2008

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

  • Andrew
    Jan 02, 2009

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

  • Shane
    Apr 27, 2011

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

    Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. ...

    How can you not love a book that says things like this: "Do not have china swans floating about on the surface [of your aquarium],nor ruined castles submerged beneath the surface. Such things are in bad taste." ...

    It's like a manual on how to be a member of the Little Rascals. Great stuff on snowball fights and traps. Some of the stuff is insanely dangerous, like creating paper hot air balloons with open flames in them, or how to build a gun. ...

    This book is an amazing throw-back to the days of yesteryear, before Ipods and Game Boys. A time when kids used to entertain themselves by the kinds of things they could do out in nature. I sure miss those times. ...

  • Michael Lunsford
    Jul 18, 2009

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

  • Croutonic
    Nov 18, 2009

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

    Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. ...

    How can you not love a book that says things like this: "Do not have china swans floating about on the surface [of your aquarium],nor ruined castles submerged beneath the surface. Such things are in bad taste." ...

    It's like a manual on how to be a member of the Little Rascals. Great stuff on snowball fights and traps. Some of the stuff is insanely dangerous, like creating paper hot air balloons with open flames in them, or how to build a gun. ...

  • Helen
    Oct 11, 2012

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

  • Mary
    Mar 17, 2014

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

  • Abigail Andrew
    Dec 15, 2009

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

  • Steve Are
    Jan 07, 2010

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

  • Cindy Griffin
    Jan 17, 2011

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

  • Philip
    Apr 15, 2013

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

  • Paul
    May 06, 2011

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

  • Sarah Cherry
    Jun 15, 2012

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

  • David Mills
    Jun 13, 2014

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

    It's a great book for learning what was expected of boys in the late 1800s. There's lots of crafts and and outdoor projects that can still be done if you live in a wooded area, and detailed drawings and instructions ...

    Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. ...

  • Tabstein
    Feb 11, 2016

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. Wh...

    So much more dangerous than that other book, written in the 1870s by a founder of the Boy Scouts. War kites, raise your own hawk, practical taxidermy for boys, whipbows, how to make your own blowgun, magic lanterns, DIY shadowpuppetry, and more. Highly recommended. Already gave to a...

    The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard (Scribner 1890) (790.194). This volume from the late nineteenth century has taught many generations of boys how to make mischief on a shoestring budget - or with a shoestring! The book gave me many hours of pleasure as a child. My rating: 7...

    I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used...

    The most awesome book of my childhood. I'll never forget the day when my parents gave me this book. This is the rite of passage for any little guy who wants to entertain himself in the great outdoors! ...

    This was my son's favorite book when he was a child, so I had to get a copy for his son. Challenges children ( and adults!) to use imagination, build, create. One of the best books ever to get them away from the television and video games and out! ...

  • Kevin Driskill
    Mar 13, 2014

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

  • Laura Brose
    Jan 31, 2017

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

  • Andrew Crouthamel
    Apr 25, 2014

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

  • Rachel Nickens
    Dec 22, 2017

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

  • Carolyn Page
    Sep 21, 2018

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

  • Joseph Leskey
    Oct 26, 2016

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

  • William Bryant
    Jul 15, 2018

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

  • David MacLean
    Jul 06, 2018

    Some of the items are not legal in many states anymore, but still great knowledge anyway. Lots of ideas for fun outside, still relevant to modern day due to people trying to get off computers now. Make sure to check other books by Daniel Carter Beard, he wrote several on wilderness sur...

    Americana between two covers. This book is a gem and an amazing glimpse into our past. The only problem with this book is that it is so inspiring. I have far too little free time to add the number of projects I now want to do after reading this treasure. You have been warned. ...

    "If Huckleberry Finn were to settle down, somewhere out there in the territory, and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one . . . evoking the kind of boyhood that nearly every American man would like to have had himself, and hope that his son (o...

    This is a most excellent book, filled to the? uh? back cover with [informative] categorized information on survival and the like. It also includes much on other subjects such as indoor entertainment and animals. All together, it makes for a most excellent guide. Notwithstanding, I ...

    Thanks to this book that I learned at an early age that it's not only possible but fun and invigorating to make your own toys. Although some of the ingredients for the many projects this book contains are no longer readily available (see the snowball fight shield crafted from barrel st...

    The American Boy?s Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition Beard, D.C. (2010). American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition. Jaffrey, NH: Godine Publishing. Reviewed By: Sarah Cherry Type of Reference: Handbook Description: This is...

    It's like the survivor man show in a book with other fun and neat projects. Originally published in 1880. The Author is one of founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Timeless do-it-yourself fun projects for boys preteen-age on up. Covers trapping, skinning, taxidermy, watercraft bui...

    It was an interesting look at what were considered appropriate pass times for boys in the 19th century and a great sources of ideas for good clean fun. Taxidermy might be considered gross by modern standards, though, but I guess boys just might have more of a stomach for that kind of t...

    The American Boy s Handy Book by D.C. Beard is a delightful read. The book, first published in 1882, is a travel back to a simpler, more innocent time. Young at heart men and women of all ages will find the book wonderfully enjoyable. There is something for everyone here whether you wa...

    Great!!!! Hours of fun for boy's!!! ...

    Boys will forever be boys! And what a book to show us how and illuminate the way. ...

    before there were Boy Scouts, there was mr. beard, who must have been one precocious boy. how to survive 'off the grid' for youngsters. ...

    Arcane but wonderful back to basics crafts, nature, learning and fun for children - and us! :) ...

    What a wonderful compilation of interesting, outdoorsy activities! ...

    I wouldn't recommending gifting this to a child as a practical guide for outdoor fun. Some of the suggestions are downright terrifying by modern standards (Arsenic paint in your child's bedroom taxidermy projects? Homemade fireworks for kids? Sounds like fun!). This book also has a fai...

    Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this book is a fun read and still usable today. The companion book, "American Girls Handy Book" I found more fun, but that's probably because I'm a girly girl. Fun stuff in this book for either gender! ...

    Great guide to older skills. A little hard to read. ...

    Very interesting only problem was not all of the supplies are easy to find if you don't live by the ocean. ...