By Daniel Carter Beard
This can be our fourth "handy publication" by means of Dan Beard, the founding father of the yankee Scouting flow, who believed that having boys construct issues with their palms used to be not just a detriment to creating mischief, but in addition the foundation for construction nice lives. during this trust, Beard was once indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his benefit badge used to be anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which incorporated directions on the way to construct an excellent fireplace, cook dinner venison, arrange for a tenting journey, and use an awl and a observed.
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26, place the end on a table or against any firm body, either in a perpendicular, horizontal or vertical direction, and force the piston down with as much rapidity as possible. This rapid compression of the air will cause the fungus to take fire. Instantly after the stroke of the piston, un- screw the magazine, when the air will rush in, and keep up the combustion till the fungus is consumed. Observe, in lighting the tinder, the fungus must be lifted up a little from the chamber, so as to allow the tinder to be introduced beneath it, otherwise it not kindle.
Light their cigarettes with also use the a same machine and fire-piston. ignite There the The coolies Philippines a wad of cotton stuck on the end of the piston by suddenly forcing the piston into air-tight cylinders, and when the piston is quickly withdrawn the cotton is found to be aflame, so it may be that the Colonial gentleman had traveled to the Indies and borrowed his idea At any rate we do from the Burmahs, or the Philippines. not use it to-day in the woods, but it finds place here because it belongs to the friction fires and may be good as a, suggestion for those among my readers of experimental and inventive minds.
I presented it to the Flushing High School (Long Island), where I trust it the still remains. bow up and down THE TWIRLING Fig. 7 is The same bow and thong spindle twirled between the by the practised is twirled by moving and forward. STICK (American Indian) practically the difference: the fire-drill instead of backward as Figs. 16 and 17, are dispensed with palm with this and the of the hands, as formerly California Indians, the natives of Australia, Caroline Islands, China, Africa and India. Many of the American Indians made friction fire in this They spun the thin spindle by rolling it between the palms of their hands and as pressure was exerted the manner.