How To Camp Outby John M Gould
Written by US Civil War veteran John Mead Gould and originally published in 1877, "How to Camp Out" gives excellent insight into how people camped out over a century ago. It shows that people were quite capable of enjoying the outdoors without the benefit of Coleman stoves and lanterns, the L.L. Bean Catalog, an EMS store at the shopping mall or any modern conveniences.
"How to Camp Out" helps us understand that people adapted to their environment and could endure the rigors of the simple life because the rewards were far greater.
"How to Camp Out" contains practical camping advice which is still pertinent to this day, more than 130 years after it was published. This ranges from "Don't waste your money buying every new invention." to "Wear what you please if it be comfortable and durable: do not mind what people say. When you are camping you have the right to be independent."
Civil War re-enactors study this book for the author's hard-won wisdom for on the march and in the encampment during that conflict. Accordingly, we've recreated the original first edition cover art so it won't look TOO out of place in a re-enactor's dog tent.
Regardless of whether you are a novice camper, a Civil War re-enactor, a nostagia buff or a professional historian you will find reading "How to Camp Out" a rich and rewarding experience.
The interior of this new edition from Ropesend Creek Press is a perfect replica of the original. Page numbering, illustrations, layout, table of contents, index and any footnotes are exactly as they appeared when the original book was published. With this new edition, the book is ready for a new lease of life through a modern readership.
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