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How to Catch a Pig
Lots of Cool Stuff Guys Used to Know but Forgot About the Great Outdoors
By Denis Boyles
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Copyright © 2009
All right reserved.
To Successfully Enjoy a Trip into the Woods
What compels a man to leave hearth and home and venture into the embrace of Nature where danger and discomfort are the commonest forms of wildlife? It is nothing but a love for Creation and for all the creatures in it.
If you go out, travel light—but right. There's a great deal of difference in these words, just as much as between roughing it versus smoothing it. And if you follow these pages we shall endeavor to point out clearly to you the easiest way to obtain the right outfit, and to gain therefrom the fullest amount of comfort, pleasure, and benefit from a journey out-of-doors.
We omit nothing essential. We point out plainly how and what to provide, thus enabling you to provide for your every possible want, to live comfortably and well, and to receive from a minimum of cost and preparation a maximum of results from an outfit, simple in the extreme, yet one that with ordinary care will serve its purpose completely, and last you for many a long trip again besides.
Camp Clothing Outfit
See also our article on Camp Clothing and our advice in A Man's Life. The Complete Instructions.
For each person (sufficient for a month'strip or more):
1 suit of old serviceable woolen clothes.
1 extra pair of pants or overalls.
2 woolen or flannel overshirts.
2 suits of flannel underwear.
2 pair socks.
1 featherweight rain cape.
1 empty pillowcase.
1 pair strong boots or shoes.
1 pair camp moccasins or slipper-shoes.
1 pair serviceable leggings.
1 broad-rim soft felt hat.
1 cape cap.
1 mosquito net.
1 woolen sweater.
1 pair suspenders.
1 ditty bag and contents (toilet articles, etc.).
1 combination camp bed, mattresses, blankets, and carry-all (four in one). (See Camp Combination.)
Wear part of the above and roll up the balance in carry-all as shown. Size of roll, 12 x 24 inches; weight, 15 pounds.
Carry on your person these items:
1 water cooling canteen.
1 reliable hunting knife.
1 waterproof safety match box (filled).
1 reliable pocket compass.
A copy of this manual in your pocket.
Pipe and tobacco if you smoke.
Your gun or rod, if you hunt or fish.
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