I recently picked up a book called The Ben Lilly Legend by Frank Dobie. It's about legendary houndsman Ben Lilly. He would camp out with just about nothing for supplies but a can and a few ears of corn. He would chase a mt lions for miles and miles. He would kill black bears with a knife. I could go on but if if hunters of yesteryear is of interest this is a good one. He also guided Teddy Roosevelt on a hunt.