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HOW TO CAMP OUT.: Hints for Camping and Walking. with linked TOC (Illustrated)

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ISBN: 9781534904392
Publisher: iBooksPlace-1
Publication Date: 2016-06-26
Number of pages: 110
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In these few pages I have tried to prepare something about camping and walking, such as I should have enjoyed reading when I was a boy; and, with this thought in my mind, I some years ago began to collect the subject-matter for a book of this kind, by jotting down all questions about camping, &c., that my young friends asked me. I have also taken pains, when I have been off on a walk, or have been camping, to notice the parties of campers and trampers that I have chanced to meet, and have made a note of their failures or success. The experiences of the pleasant days when, in my teens, I climbed the mountains of Oxford County, or sailed through Casco Bay, have added largely to the stock of notes; and finally the diaries of "the war," and the recollections of "the field," have contributed generously; so that, with quotations, and some help from other sources, a sizable volume is ready.

Although it is prepared for young men,—for students more especially,—it contains much, I trust, that will prove valuable to campers-out in general.[Pg 6]

I am under obligations to Dr. Elliott Coues, of the United States Army, for the valuable advice contained in Chapter XIII.; and I esteem it a piece of good fortune that his excellent work ("Field Ornithology") should have been published before this effort of mine, for I hardly know where else I could have found the information with authority so unquestionable.


Contents
CHAPTER.
I. Getting Ready 9
II. Small Parties travelling afoot and camping 14
III. Large Parties afoot with Baggage-Wagon 25
IV. Clothing 35
V. Stoves and Cooking-Utensils 39
VI. Cooking 44
VII. Marching 50
VIII. The Camp 60
IX. Tents, Tent Poles and Pins 72
X. Miscellaneous.—General Advice 90
XI. Diary 107
XII. "How to do it," by Rev. Edward Everett Hale, &c. 113
XIII. Hygienic Notes, by Dr. Elliott Coues, U.S.A. 117

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