Wha..........t? 1906

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I had a belly laugh when I read this very serious book written in 1906.
[The Book of Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart (Legacy Edition)].
Why did I laugh?
It wasn't so much about what I read, though it was amusing, it was more about me thinking about how sophisticated and educated I am.
It seems all the talk about the essentials of today was very much the topic in 1906.

To give you a peek and encourage you to pick the book up, because, among other things, it is both interesting and practical.

CHAPTER VI
A checklist - Packing Up.

"On the following list, such articles as should be dispensed with when traveling light are starred; those used only on special trips are queried." ----->

Outfit for each man in the wilderness.


Wear:
Coat (duxbak or khaki; Mackinaw, if preferred, in winter).
Knickers or trousers (firm, closely woven gray kersey, tweed, or homespun).
Undershirt, drawers, stockings, or socks (woolen).
Overshirt (gray flannel).
Money belt.
Shoes light leather hunting; heavier, with hobnails, for mountaineering),
Leggings loden, or cloth puttiees).
Hat (smoke-colored felt, flannel sweat-band, ventilators).
Neckercief (gray silt).
Belt and sheath-knife.

And on it goes -----> have fun reading this informative book and see how similar we are in this day.
 

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Horace Kephart is great. So are George Sears aka Nessmuk, Col Townsend Whelen, Sig Olsen, and many others.
 

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I've got the Camping And Woodcraft book by Kephart. It is a facsimile edition published in 1988. IMG_20240120_034327823.jpg
It's interesting to read.
Roy
 

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Plenty of wisdom in the old books. Old ways are the best ways.
"Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails" by Joe Back. Great style even if you don't pack horses.
 
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