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The Ultimate Guide To Making Outdoor Gear And Accessories: Complete, Step-by-Step Instructions For Making Knives, Bows And Arrows, Fishing Tackle, Decoys, Gun Cabinets, And Much More

When the weather is bad or it's the off-season, when their favorite sports are ruled out for whatever reason, many outdoorsmen turn their attention to making and repairing the staples of their sports. Whether it is a new gun stock, a specialized fishing lure, a duck or goose decoy, a backpack, or even a canoe, there is both pleasure and economy in fashioning it yourself. The pleasure is not only in the craftsmanship, but in actually using the gear in the field. In THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MAKING OUTDOOR GEAR AND ACCESSORIES, Monte Burch has included instructions, diagrams, and photographs for a variety of projects of interest to outdoorsmen, including guns and gun accessories, knives, archery tackle, bird and animal calls, waterfowl blinds of various sorts, tents, quail return pens, waterproof camera boxes, shooting benches, and gun and fishing tackle cabinets. Anyone with a rudimentary grasp of carpentry and handcrafting will find something here to his taste. Whether simply taking a couple of pieces of yardstick, a rubber band, and some household tape to make a varmint call, constructing a complicated recurve bow from a kit, or installing a fiberglass deck on a johnboat, there is something here for every outdoorsman who wants to say of a piece of sporting equipment: "I made it myself."

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1585748218

ISBN-13: 978-1585748211

Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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I was so excited to find a book that covered everything I was interested in. Luckily, I was able to get mine from the Library. First, when I saw the pictures and started reading, I though the book was a reprint of some 1970's articles. The pictures were dark, often not informative or even in sync with the page they were on. The sketches were crude and many lacked basic information like dimensions, materials, etc. Second, devoting 7 pages to building a muzzleloader, then 30 pages to making fishing lures does not complete instructions make. I couldn't write an article on making a pop gun under 7 pages. At best this book is a basic guide to outdoor gear. I found it to be inspirational, supplemental to other better constructed books. Definitely not for the novice or to pack in the survivalist bag unless you need tinder or TP.

I take it camping and even when i go on hunting and fishing trips theres always a tip I can use in this book. Great book for any outdoors person.

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