This is the version now on the internet.
It was made from the 1964 printing, and it has a ton of errors from the early OCR scanner. Nothing better is available.
A good friend has loaned me an 1894 original book
, and I am scanning it now. It will take a while to do all the work, read it word for word (my 500'th reading, anyway) and make sure every word is correct. I'm going to add a great index so you can look up any word you want to find, and you can do a text search also. I'm re-working the illustrations to make them clearer. I'm adding a glossary to explain the many words and expressions that are no longer used today — and there are some very cool ones I intend to start using again!
Anyway, wade in and start enjoying old Nessmuk's book. It's a lifelong fascination if you haunt the out of doors.
Nessmuk's "Woodcraft" is not copyrighted — distribute it to everyone.