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How to Camp Out

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Author: John M. Gould
Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,009 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.4
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 2,846
Added to site: 2006.01.24
mnybks.net#: 12422
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

en wet, better than if it were sewed all around. You can lay what spare clothing you have, and your day-clothes, between the lining and blanket, when the night is very cold.

In almost any event, you will want to carry a spare shirt; and in cold weather you can put this on, when you will find that a pound of shirt is as warm as two pounds of overcoat.

If you take all I advise, you will not absolutely need an overcoat, and can thus save carrying a number of pounds.

The tent question we will discuss elsewhere; but you can hardly do with less than a piece of shelter-tent. If you have a larger kind, the man who carries it must have some one to assist him in carrying his own stuff, so that the burden may be equalized.

If you take tent-poles, they will vex you sorely, and tempt you to throw them away: if you do not carry them, you will wonder when night comes why you did not take them. If your tent is not large, so that you can use light ash poles, I would at least start with them, unless the tent is a "

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.01.03
Greg Homer
*****

Who knew camping out was so popular back in the 1870s! This short book offers several helpful camping hints, many useful today.

One very interesting fact. Back in the early days when this book was written, there were no graham crackers, marshmallows, or Hershey's chocolate. And so--the recipe for campfire S'mores was quite different:

*Take one piece of beef jerky
*Place a small turnip on it.
*Cover with another piece of beef jerky
*Spear it with a sharp stick
*Roast over the campfire until melty
*Enjoy!


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