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By Dan Beard

THE ADIRONDACK OPEN LOG CAMP AND A ONE ROOM CABIN

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Figs. 184-186.
The Lean-To and One-Pen Cabin Plan.

Adirondack Log Camp 

Not satisfied with the open brush Adirondack Camp, the men in those woods often build such camps of logs with a puncheon floor and a roof of real shingles. The sketch (Fig. 184) is made from such a camp. 

At the rear the logs are notched and placed like those of a log house (Figs. 162, 163, 164, 166), but the front ends of the side logs are toe-nailed (Fig. 173) to the two upright supports. 

In this particular camp the logs are also flattened on the inside in order to give a smoother finish, as they often are in old Virginia and Kentucky log houses. In Virginia they formerly hewed the logs flat with broad axes after the walls were up, but that required a workman of a different type than the ordinary woodsman.  The broad-axe is seldom used now and may be omitted from our kit [See: How to Use an Axe]. 

Cabin Plan 

A one-room log cabin with double bunks at one end makes a good camp (Fig. 185) with room for two or four sleepers according to the width of the bunk (Fig. 186). 

The Bunks

The bunks are made by setting the ends of two poles into holes in the logs bored for that purpose (Fig. 185) and nailing slats across the poles. Over this a bed of browse is laid and on this blankets are spread and all is then ready for bedtime.

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