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This book is a classic often referred to as the packer's bible. Written in the language of the Old West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of packing horses into the wilderness.
Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe Back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer. Joe Back was born in Ohio in 1899 and moved to Wyoming when he was thirteen. He served as a machine gun instructor during World War I, then took up trade as a cowboy, guide and packer. Later he spent four years at the Art Institute of Chicago where, to use Joe's words, he "damn near starved to death." Art education changed his life, however, and although he went back to packing and guiding, he also became a nationally recognized sculptor. Joe Back died in 1986 at the age of 87.
Author: Joe Back Publisher: Johnson Books Copyright: 1959, 1987 117 pages Paperback