r70 Woodcraft Manual for Boys camp is to be at the same place during the stay, it is well to decide before going to learn something about the trees, birds, ﬂowers, camp cookery, etc., also to have a fairly deﬁnite idea as to how the days will be spent. Do not make the mistake of “ lazing around ” too much. The woods is a much safer place than home, though this is contrary to the average impression. If your eyes and ears are kept open, more interesting thingsthan can be counted will be found within a short distance. It may be that the change from the city to camp will be a sad— den one and that readjustment will be necessary. If the camper is a little homesick, it is well to ﬁght it oﬁ and it will not be long before all will have the feeling old campers have. There will be something in the rippling lake, the green of the trees, the whisper- ing of the breeze, the sunlight, the blue sky, twilight in the woods, the smell of food cooking over the campﬁre, and the mystery of the campﬁre itself that will grip and call the camper back again. And through it all will come that control of muscle and mind that only the outdoor folk have. - OUTFITTING Outﬁt fora Party of Six (Camping One Week in Fixed Camp) I r 2-foot teepee (if for cold weather), accommodating ﬁve or six, not forgetting a storm-cap, Or, in summer, a 10 x 12 wall tent. 18 x Io'awning for kitchen and dining-room, in hot or wet weather. 5 yards mosquito-bar and some dope for stinging insects. 3 or 4 one-gallon bags of cotton for supplies. A few medicines and pill-kit or “ﬁrst aid,” including cold cream, vaseline, or talcum wder for sunburn. I strong clothes line; of cord; ball of twine; ball of strong linen pack-thread. Axe. A sharp hatchet. Claw-hammer. Whetstone. Small crosscut saw. Spade. File. Packing needles and sewing-kit for repairing clothes.
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