Camping's Little Book of Wisdom: 379 Indispensable Bits of Camp Lore and Humor

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Globe Pequot Press, Feb 28, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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This book was written as a reminder to all campers how special the backcountry is and how better to enjoy and appreciate it yourself. Here are some of the indispensable bits of camp lore and humor youŠll find inside: 1.) Wake up every now and then before the sun. 4.) Minimal impact means caring. 5.) Make an effort to carry no more than one third of your body weight. 6.) Stay put when lost. 13.) Wax or silicone your equipment zippers if you have difficulty in moving them. Do your best to enjoy the outdoors safely. 16.) See if you can follow an animal trail (proceed with caution if the tracks are larger than your own). 56.) Never pack more than you can carry. 66.) Never tell your group you feel o.k. when really you donŠt. 67.) Remember that every pound on your feet equals five on your back 104.) Store your water bottles upside down to prevent the lids from ice locking in cold temperatures.

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David Scott is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author most recently of" Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment "(2004). Charles Hirschkind is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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