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Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

And How to Make Them

Here is the original 19th century manual that helped pioneering Americans homestead a continent—with detailed instructions on how to build birch bark or tar paper shacks, a sawed-lumber shanty, a sod house, log cabins and much more.

Whether you are a student of history, a screenwriter looking for authentic details or a modern homesteader looking for authentic advice on how to build the way our grandparents did, then D.C. Beard’s manual is just what you’re looking for. It includes information on:

  • How to use an axe
  • How to split logs
  • How to flatten a log
  • How to build a Navajo Hogan
  • How to cut and notch logs
  • How to build a notched ladder
  • How to make cabin doors and door-latches.
  • The American log cabin
  • A Fisherman’s cabin
  • And much, much more.

Go back to basics with this classic of American ingenuity!

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