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The Forest

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,685 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,504
mnybks.net#: 7405
Origin: gutenberg.org

Amusing yarns that tell of the little campers' tricks that provide one's comfort in the North Woods.

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s been packed through the roughest country; I have even pressed it into service as a sort of canoe lining; but it is still as good as ever. Such a tent sometimes condenses a little moisture in a cold rain, but it never "sprays" as does a duck shelter; it never leaks simply because you have accidentally touched its under-surface; and, best of all, it weighs no more after a rain than before it. This latter item is perhaps its best recommendation. The confronting with equanimity of a wet day's journey in the shower-bath brush of our northern forests requires a degree of philosophy which a gratuitous ten pounds of soaked-up water sometimes most effectually breaks down. I know of but one place where such a tent can be bought. The address will be gladly sent to any one practically interested.

As for the actual implements of the trade, they are not many, although of course the sporting goods stores are full of all sorts of "handy contrivances." A small axe--one of the pocket size will do, if you get the right

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.06.11
Tiger DeForrest
*****

A nice chronicle of an earlier time and society, that of the wilderness era of the great lakes.

This is a slice of classic american/canadian history from the later days of the Hudson Bay Company. As a bonus the reader gets a large portion of camping and wildernes travel lore and advice of a very practical nature.


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