Boy Scout's Hike Book

Boy Scout's Hike Book

by Edward Cave, Norman Rockwell
     
 

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963205407
Publisher:
Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

Read an Excerpt


Fresh Water for Saie CHAPTER III REAL HIKERS NO MATTER how much one may know about a subject, one can generally learn something from the other fellow, especially the man who enjthjere." So it is well for us to look up some rstefore we go any further, and see what can ied from them. And by real hikers, of course, I me'in men who make a business of going on long trips wfth packs on their backs. Necessity has mothered many an invention on the Long Trail. And it is these we are interested in, rather than the "improvements" turned out by amateur hikers who have never seen the other side of the hflls they view every day from their own dooryards, which have a way of finding their way into print as the real thing. Practical and Impractical. Set a man to work at a hard job, and before long he begins to adopt ways and means of making his labour easier. The more intelligent he is, up to a reasonable limit, the better he suoeeeds; that limit is the top-mark of his gauge as a practical man. To explain, I will say a man may be very intelligent, yet very impractical. For instance, I once stopped in at the studio of a famous painter whom I am fortunate to know as a friend, and found him working with some of his paintings which he was in a great hurry to get off to a big exhibition. His frame maker had disappointed him at the last minute, and he was trying to cut down some old frames that were too large to fit the pictures. And what a time he was having! He had the proper implements, but my, how awkward he was! He couldn't make a straight cut with his saw even when the saw ran in the guide-cuts of his mitre-box. And when he came to nailing the corners of the moulding, he bent the nails and splitthe wood in heartrending fashion. The funny thing about it was that it took me so...

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