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The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel by Sir Francis Galton
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The Art of Travel is a handbook of practical advice for the adventure seeking Victorian. We hear how to organize all steps of a voyage, from the very beginnings (qualifications of a traveller, how to organize an expedition, the perfect outfit), to the actual trip (how to choose a bivouac, huts and tents, what game to shoot - and how, dealing with (hostile) savages), until the final, hopefully successful, return of the traveller (arranging memoranda).

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Francis Galton The Art of Travel (1872) first published in Great Britain by John Murray, London in 1872.

THE ART OF TRAVEL or Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

Francis Galton



Preparatory Enquiries Organising an Expedition Outfit Medicine Surveying Instruments Memoranda and Log Books Measurements Climbing and Mountaineering Cattle Harness Carriages Swimming Rafts and Boats Fords and Bridges Clothing Bedding Bivouac Huts Sleeping Bags Tents Furniture Fire Food Water for Drinking Guns and Rifles Gun fittings and Ammunition Shooting, hints on Game, other means of capturing Fishing Signals Bearings by Compass, Sun, etc. Marks by the wayside Way, to find Caches and DepĂ´ts Savages, Management of Hostilities Mechanical Appliances Knots Writing Materials Timber Metals Leather Cords, String, and Thread Membrane, Sinew, and Horn Pottery Candles and Lamps Conclusion of the Journey


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