Practical hints on camping by Howard HendersonPractical hints on camping by Howard Henderson

Practical hints on camping

byHoward Henderson

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. BOATS AND BOATING. FOR the average camper, a small row-boat, capable of holding from two to three persons, and one with which a sail can be used, if required, is the best. In selecting a boat, consider safety and comfort, rather than lightness and speed. All canoes require great care and presence of mind in handling, and should not be used by children or inexperienced persons. Unless it is desired to take an extended trip by water, or you are an experienced boatman, and prefer your own craft, it is not advisable to take any boat. Boats adapted to the district can be found at almost all camping grounds; and where guides are used, it will generally be found that they get along better with the kind of boats to which they are accustomed. If you take a boat with you, see that it is adapted to the district which you intend to visit. A light twentypound canoe or canvas boat, which is suitable for going up a trout stream, or paddling down a river, may be the means of causing your death within thirty minutes after sailing into an inland lake, which is liable perns haps at any moment to be tossed by a squall. In rowing, paddling, or sailing, it must always be borne in mind that small lakes, especially in mountainous districts, are liable to sudden squalls. If you see a squall coming, make for shore if possible. If this cannot be done, lower sail and head the boat directly toward the wind, and keep her steady in that position. If your boat capsizes, do not get excited: presence of mind and perfect control are absolutely essential the first two minutes. Cling to your boat till you have time to collect your thoughts and determine what is the best course to pursue. In sailing never belay the sheet, nor lower sail in a strong wind without first heading the b...
Title:Practical hints on campingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217035043

ISBN - 13:9780217035040