Handbook for Campers in the National Forests in California

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915 - Camping - 48 pages

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Page 42 - Never leave a camp fire, even for a short time, without quenching it with water or earth. 5. Bonfires. — Never build bonfires in windy weather or where there is the slightest danger of their escaping from control. Don't make them larger than you need. 6. Fighting fires. — If you find a fire try to put it out. If you can't, get word of it to the nearest United States forest ranger or State fire warden at once. Keep in touch with the rangers.
Page 42 - MOUNTAINS. 1. Matches. — Be sure your match is out. Break it in two before you throw it away. 2. Tobacco. — Throw pipe ashes and cigar or cigarette stumps in the dust of the road and stamp or pinch out the fire before leaving them. Don't throw them into brush, leaves, or needles. 3. Making camp. — Build a small camp fire.
Page 42 - Build it in the open, not against a tree or log or near brush. Scrape away the trash from all around it. (4) Leaving camp. — Never...
Page 33 - Burn all kitchen refuse in the camp fire; it will not affect the cooking. Burn everything — coffee grounds, parings, bones,, meat, even old tin cans — for if thrown out anywhere, even buried, they may attract flies. Refuse once burned will not attract flies. If burning is impracticable, dig a hole for the refuse; leaving the earth piled up on the edge, and cover every addition with, a layer of dirt.
Page 10 - ... set apart to insure a perpetual supply of timber for the use and necessities of the people of the United States, and to prevent destruction of the forest cover which regulates the flow of streams. They "are open to all persons for all lawful purposes. The timber, water, pasture, and other resources are for the use of the people, and the minerals are open to exploitation just as on unreserved public land.
Page 32 - ... of soda. Prepare the beans and soak them over night in cold water ; soft water is preferable. Parboil the pork and cut it into thin slices. Drain the soaked beans ; put them into a kettle with enough fresh cold water to cover them ; put in the bicarbonate of soda. Cover ; boil for fifteen or twenty minutes ; remove the scum as it rises ; pour off the water ; replace with boiling water ; cover ; boil steadily until tender ; drain and season with pepper. Put onehalf of the beans in a deep mess-pan...
Page 31 - When cooked put it on a hot dish and season with pepper and salt. The juices will then escape and furnish the gravy ; or, have ready in a hot dish a half teaspoonful of salt, a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, a piece of butter or beef dripping not quite the size of an egg, add two tablespoonfuls of boiling water, mix well together, put the steak into it and turn it over once, so that both sides will be moistened with the gravy, and serve.
Page 8 - California include within their boundaries the forests on both slopes of the Sierras from the Oregon line to the Tehachapi, the Klamath River mountains, the interior ridges of the northern Coast Range as far south as Lake County, and the coast ranges from near Monterey southward to the Mexican boundary.
Page 31 - DUTCH OVENS In using Dutch ovens, care should be taken that the oven and lid are quite hot enough before the dough is placed in them for baking. During the preparations for baking, the oven and lid should be heated over the fire. When a good mass of coals has been obtained, the dough should be placed in the heated oven (the bottom having been greased) and the lid put on. The oven should then be embedded in the coals and the lid covered with coals and hot ashes. Instead of a Dutch oven two pans may...
Page 7 - The highest and lowest points in the United States are in California within sight of each other and only 86 mi.

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