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Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Hiking in 1877 on 01/27/2006 10:37:28 MST Print View

Came across this old manual on camping and walking in 1877, on Project Gutenberg. Pretty interesting techniques and equipment. The gear list will probably make most of you cringe! Check it out.

Edited by butuki on 01/27/2006 10:40:41 MST.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Hiking in 1877 on 01/27/2006 10:47:09 MST Print View

Miguel, Great post. I hadn't come across this one book on my previous visits to P.G. Many thanks.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Hiking in 1877 on 01/27/2006 16:46:02 MST Print View

Thanks, Miguel!

I've just glanced at the writing... amazing how the basics really don't change.

I wonder about animals and baggage wagon though...

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: Hiking in 1877 on 01/30/2006 09:27:50 MST Print View

The book East of The Divide deals with early explorations in the North Cascades, there is a chapter about a single woman ,Miss Wheeler, renting a mule and traveling for 40 some days alone in the North Cascades. That was an excellant link.