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r86 ‘ Woodcraft Manual for Boys the top of the flour in the sack itself. Simply spread the mouth wide open and securely level and proceed as though it were a pan. To make a small loaf of bread, put a teaspoonful of baking- powder on about a pint of flour, add a lump of butter or grease as big as a walnut and a dash of salt. Mix them together, then add about a cupful of cold water, work it into the flour that has been prepared. It will not strike into the flour below. Thoroughly work up the mass of dough and now it is ready for treatment as bread, twist, or as cakes. - Bread Twist. Cut a smooth, round stick two or three inches through and three feet long, point one end, drive it in the ground leaning toward the fire at a place just a little hotter than you can hold your hand. Work the dough into a long roll and twist it like a vine around the'stick. After ten minutes, turn the stick around in the hole, so as to give the full heat to the other side, and so on; in half an hour, the bread should be brown and finished. Cakes. Select a broad, flat, thin stone; heat it at the fire until it is too hot for your hand to touch; brush it clean, work the dough into cakes half an inch thidk and three inches across, put them on the flat stone and prop it up near the fire as steeply as possible, so long as they do not fall off, and roast till pale brown all over. Mud Baking. This is used for fish and game. Clean the food thoroughly, enclose it in a coat of mud at least an inch thick, bury it in the ashes of the fire and keep a brisk fire on it for thirty to sixty minutes, according to the size of the meat or fish to be roasted. Potatoes can be baked in the ashes without any mud. They take much longer than meat. The Gee-String Camp Whenever complete isolation from summer resorts or mixed company make it permissible, we have found it well to let the fellows run all day during warm weather, clad only in their shoes and their small bathing trunks, breech-clout, or gee- string. This is the Gee-String or Indian Camp. Its value. as a daily sun bath, a continual tonic, and a mentally refreshing hark back to the primitive, cannot be overestimated. Camp Horn I wish every camp would get a good camp horn or Michigan lumberman’s horn. It is about four feet long, has a SIX-Inch __..I_ -t 1" )‘IJN T. ._ I.’--.-“; .3- _A_ Am‘r‘XA 1 ‘7: . I