The American Boys Handy Book is the perfect survival manual. it contains plans for 16 kinds of kites and hot-air balloons and fishing tackle. It tells you how to make and stock an aquarium, to construct a water telescope and how to camp without a tent. Or in a hut made from pine boughs. How to build 10 boats, too. One-person canoes. Bird calls. Squirt guns with astonishing range and authority.Printed on acid-free paper and sewn in signatures, it will last to be handed down to your great-grandboys.