Thursday, March 19, 2009

George Washington Sears - "Nessmuk" (1821-1890)

"Go light; the lighter the better, so that you have the simplest material for health, comfort and enjoyment."
-from "Woodcraft and Camping"

Sairy Gamp - courtesy the Smithsonian Institution, obtained from

The 9ft. Sairy Gamp, which Nessmuk used for a cruise in the Adirondacks, weighed just 10.5 lbs.
Built by J. Henry Ruston.

more Nessmuk here and here.


Tom said...

Also endorsed: Bernard Mason's Woodcraft and Camping. Written later, but there's good information.

cameron said...

looking good john those button hole need some ma says she put a row of small running stiches around helps hold the fabric in place good luck go test it