Camp and Trail

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byStewart Edward White

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III PERSONAL EQUIPMENT N discussion of the details of equip- ment, I shall first of all take up in turn each and every item you could possibly need, whether you intend to travel by horse, by canoe, or on your own two feet. Of course you will not carry all of these things on any one trip. What is permissible for horse traveling would be absurd for a walking trip; and some things--such as a waterproof duffle bag--which you would need on a foot tramp, would be useless where you have kyacks and a tarpaulin to protect your belongings. Therefore I shall first enumerate all articles of all three classes of equipment; and then in a final summary segregate them into their proper categories. Long experience by men practically con- Concerning cerned seems to prove that a rather heavy felt hat is the best for all around use. Even in hot sun it seems to be the most satisfactory, as, with proper ventilation, it turns the sun's rays better even than light straw. Witness the Arizona cowboy on his desert ranges. You will want a good hat, the best in material that money can buy. A cheap article sags in the brim, tears in the crown, and wets through like blotting paper the first time it rains. I have found the Stetson, of the five to seven dollar grade, the most satisfactory. If it is intended for woods travel where you are likely to encounter much brush, get it of medium brim. In those circumstances I find it handy to buy a size smaller than usual, and then to rip out the sweat band. The friction of the felt directly against the forehead and the hair will hold it on in spite of pretty sharp tugs by thorns and wind. In the mountains or on the plains, you can indulge in a wider and stiff er brim. Two buckskin thongs sewn on either side and to tie under the "back hair" will hold it on, even agai...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III PERSONAL EQUIPMENT N discussion of the details of equip- ment, I shall first of all take up in turn each and every item you could possibly nee...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217325556

ISBN - 13:9780217325554

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