“Fitting out for camping in the open is a matter of discarding as much as possible rather than taking everything that may be useful. Choose first the clothes that are least likely to suffer from getting wet, crumpled, or even slept in, and only take enough to last out the expedition. Don’t put in a spare suit because it may be useful; anything that may be useful should be left behind, and only things that certainly will be wanted should be taken.”
“Be careful to see that the tent chosen, which must be a light-weight one, is large enough to contain all the occupants comfortably, and their belongings as well.”
Is this an excerpt from a badly edited version of my Trail column?
No it is not.
It’s from “The Wonder Book of Things To Do”, first published in 1936.
Yes, 1936. Where did it all go wrong…