Camping Out

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George H. Doran, 1918 - Camping - 306 pages
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Page 224 - Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit Of This and That endeavour and dispute; Better be jocund with the fruitful Grape Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.
Page vi - The reader will find that this book covers a wide range, from the de luxe camping of the man who can afford a fine outfit and goes to the woods for rest and recreation, to the explorer's and hunter's camping, where getting Into big game country or littletravelled lands far from the nearest railroad Involves the utmost of comfort On the minimum of weight.
Page 203 - He generally starts off with his frying, when the flames are so high that everything gets scorched including his own fingers ; his pots are set in the back part of the fire where they get little heat and are forever in coming to a boil, and fifteen good minutes are gone before he can take his attention off the fry pans for an instant. Then a long wait while...
Page 240 - I0 ounces of lime, and 4 ounces of alum; let it stand until clear; fold the cloth snugly and put it in another vessel, pour the solution on it, let it soak for I2 hours; then rinse in luke-warm rain water, stretch and dry in the sun, and the shantytent is ready for use.
Page 86 - One sign of the novice is his reaching far ahead for his water. Do not let yourself do that: you have no leverage there. Most of your strength is to be put in as the left wrist passes your left hip, while your right hand is sweeping the top of the paddle forward. This will put your shoulder and body into it, and the motion can be kept up all day without fatigue. If paddling with another fellow in the bow, the stern man is always captain, and he is to correct with a turn of his paddle any deviation...
Page 90 - ... The water always takes care of the bow, the stern is the thing to be swung clear with the paddle. You report, "Rock ahead!" and see that he sees it, helping with a side slice of the paddle if necessary, but generally leaving it to him. The bow man's hard work comes in going around bends. The river tends to swing the canoe into the main eddies, and your aim is to keep out of them, cutting across in the still water. If you want hard work going down stream, just let the canoe stay indefinitely in...
Page 204 - The meal is generally eaten on the instalment plan, as the rest of the party is too hungry to wait any longer, and, when through, there is an empty feeling, as most of the boiled stuff was half done, the fried work tasteless, and the bread scorched.
Page 88 - In swift water full of rocks and snags the principle to aim at is to keep the canoe going slower than the water is flowing.
Page 322 - The best time to go is the latter part of February and the early part of March, when you will have warm sunny winter days, with a thaw under way and the snow packing well.

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