How To Catch A Pig: Lots of Cool Stuff Guys Used to Know but Forgot About the Great Outdoors

Paperback | December 16, 2008

byDenis Boyles

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Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities—and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry—he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as dead as the dodo.

But take heart! Now guys can reconnect with those less-complicated times, rediscover how to embrace adventure, and appreciate the outdoor life. Denis Boyles, principal author of A Man's Life, has culled a wealth of essential, nearly lost manly endeavors from U.S. government pamphlets, century-old publications, and ancient scouting manuals to help reeducate us in the fine macho arts of:

  • Tracking a bobcat
  • Splicing a rope
  • Rescuing someone from drowning
  • Sending a smoke signal
  • Building a log cabin

And much, much, much more—including, of course, how to catch a pig!

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Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities—and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry—he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as d...

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To restore men's rightful heritage, Denis Boyles and Gregg Stebben, the coauthors of A Man's Life: The Complete Instructions, have compiled a priceless treasury of forgotten lore and rustic hobbies that our forefathers possessed but that we have lost. Culled from turn-of-the-century publications and old scouting-type manuals, this guid...

Denis Boyles is the author ofAfrican Lives;Man Eaters Motel;Superior, Nebraska; and several books on living a manly life. He lives in rural France, where pigs sniff out thousand-dollar truffles.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061688495

ISBN - 13:9780061688492

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