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Camp and Trail   By: (1873-1946)

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CAMP AND TRAIL

[Illustration: From a painting by Fernand Lungren

THE HOME OF THE "RED GODS"]

CAMP AND TRAIL

BY

STEWART EDWARD WHITE

Author of "The Blazed Trail," "The Pass," etc.

Frontispiece in color by Fernand Lungren and many other illustrations from photographs, etc.

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1911

Copyright, 1906, 1907, by THE OUTING PUBLISHING COMPANY

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, England.

All rights reserved.

PREFACE

AFTER considerable weighing of the pros and cons I have decided to include the names of firms where certain supplies may be bought. I realize that this sort of free advertisement is eminently unjust to other worthy houses handling the same lines of goods, but the case is one of self defense. In The Forest I rashly offered to send to inquirers the name of the firm making a certain kind of tent. At this writing I have received and answered over eleven hundred inquiries. Since the publication of these papers in The Outing Magazine , I have received hundreds of requests for information as to where this, that, or the other thing may be had. I have tried to answer them all, but to do so has been a tax on time I would not care to repeat. Therefore I shall try in the following pages to give the reader all the practical information I possess, even though, as stated, I may seem unduly to advertise the certain few business houses with which I have had satisfactory dealings. It is needless to remark that I am interested in none of these firms, and have received no especial favors from them.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I THE WILDERNESS TRAVELER 3 II COMMON SENSE IN THE WILDERNESS 23 III PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 35 IV PERSONAL EQUIPMENT ( Continued ) 63 V CAMP OUTFIT 79 VI THE COOK OUTFIT 97 VII GRUB 115 VIII CAMP COOKERY 135 IX HORSE OUTFITS 149 X HORSE PACKS 169 XI HORSES, MULES, BURROS 203 XII CANOES 221 INDEX 233

ILLUSTRATIONS

The home of the Red Gods ( Frontispiece )

OPPOSITE PAGE

On the trail (from a painting by N. C. Wyeth) 16

The Author doing a little washing on his own account 32

"Mountain on mountain towering high, and a valley in between" 48

One of the mishaps to be expected 64

"Bed in the bush with stars to see" 80

"We may live without friends, we may live without books, but civilized man cannot live without cooks" 104

When you quit the trail for a day's rest 120

In the heat of the day's struggle 144

Nearing a crest and in sight of game 160

A downward journey 176

In mid day the shade of the pines is inviting 208

Getting ready for another day of it 224

CHAPTER I

THE WILDERNESS TRAVELER

[Sidenote: The First Qualification]

MANY people have asked me what, all things considered, is the most valuable quality a wilderness traveler can possess. Always I have replied unhesitatingly; for no matter how useful or desirable such attributes as patience, courage, strength, endurance, good nature, and ingenuity, may prove to be, undoubtedly a man with them but without the sense of direction, is practically helpless in the wilds... Continue reading book >>




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