This special edition of “The American Boys' Handy Book” was written by Daniel Carter Beard, and first published in 1882. This book explores all manner of both fun, useful, and some potentially life-saving tips, tricks and techniques to utilize in the Great Outdoors. Each of the four seasons has its own section. Chapters include Novel Modes of Fishing, Knots, Bends and Hitches, The Water Telescope, Dredge Tangle, and Trawl Fishing, Home-Made Boats, How to Camp Out Without a Tent, Home-Made Hunting Apparatus, How to Rig and Sail Small Boats, Sleds, Chair-Sleighs, and Snow-Shoes, Home-Made Masquerade and Theatrical Costumes, Snowball Warfare, and many more. IMPORTANT NOTE – Please read BEFORE buying! THIS BOOK IS A REPRINT. IT IS NOT AN ORIGINAL COPY. This book is a reprint edition and is a perfect facsimile of the original book. It is not set in a modern typeface and has not been digitally rendered. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background. This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed. DISCLAIMER : Due to the age of this book, some methods or practices may have been deemed unsafe or unacceptable in the interim years. In utilizing the information herein, you do so at your own risk. We republish antiquarian books without judgment, solely for their historical and cultural importance, and for educational purposes. If purchasing a book more than 50 years old, especially for a minor, please use due diligence and vet the text before handing it over to them.