Now let us suppose that you have killed a deer far away from camp, and that you wish to skin and butcher it on the spot, saving all parts of it that are good for anything. You are alone. You wish to make a workmanlike job of it. You carry only the choicer parts with you that evening, and must fix the rest so it will not be molested overnight.

Of course, you have a jack-knife, and either a pocket hatchet or a big bowie-knife probably the latter, if this is your first trip. First hang the deer, as described above. By the time you are through cutting those poles with the knife your hand will ache between thumb and forefinger; a tomahawk would have been better.