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"Now on Those Ears That Are Attuned Rises the Clamorous Call of the Woods
In the Land V/hlri tme Hed Goor Cau.
Almost All of Those Who Have Ever Spent
Summer Weeks in Camp, and Many Who
Haven't, Have a Yearning at This Sea
son to Escape Into the Wilderness.
AN o\erpowering dealre.tO get awa>
from towns comes over red-blood
ed men at tlds tlme of year- to
etuape from civilizatiot, into tho wllder
ne?s. How to answer the call of the
woods atid rl\ers ln the most practlcal
manner ls not alwaya understood, even
by those who are eomewhat acquaint. 1
with t; waya of nature. Anyone who
plane even a two weeks* trip Into tht
back placf s needs to know certaln funda
mental prln Iplea and detai!?. Without
which his pocketbook and his pleasure
may bt- aertoualy affeeted Thoae who
leave everytblng to be don* f<r them by
others, uaually get done. This truth was
brought home strongly to an amateur
camper ln Malne last BUmtnar.
The canoelat ln most remote sections
requlres a gulde, and that pereonagi
quite wllllng to order and manage tho latt
ddtali of an expedlthm. If you declde to
let him do ao you should at least under
?und anougfa about outfltttng to give an
IntelliBeiit O. K. upon his arrangements.
t'l- li. Maine it ls legally compulsoty I
have a gulde or to have a guide's li i
when enterlng the wooda The gulde
charge:- J.. a day for his servlces. and wlll
not take iharge of more than one person.
The expenae, eonaklerlng unlntelllgent.
food co-t and tranaportatlon, may excetd
that of 'ivirig in h tirst class hotel. It
dota not aeem right to pay ao hlgh for
roughlng lt ln the primeval.
One way out 1b to obtaln a guidc's il
cense from the state. oosting around UI
A Ucens- is granted to almost any one,
and a number of peraone may travel un*
der Its ahelter. ln that case, however.
you must supply your own outflt, Includ?
ing tents and canoes. A gulde ls vxpect
ed to sjpply a canoe, a tooking outflt and
hla own ttiit, which is large enough foi
two, but which etlquette usually prevents
a aportsman from sharing.
There la no queetion but that guldiB ere
wcrth their wage*. At least half the
membera of any party that attempt* to
get along without a guide'B services
?hould be expert woodsinen and canoeists
ind the other half should be wllllng to
take a chance. If the territory to be ?x
plored la covered wlth the large ecale
government mapa a guldelesa trip may
be qulte safe and comfortable. A large
t*rt of the Malne wllderneas. however.
ls not yet lncluded ln these mapB, which
are on a bcale of a mile to the inch. With
B good map and a cornpaa no one of talr
?atd'.or experlence ahould go astray.
IAVE MONEY AND DISPOSITION.
Wliauver plans are adopted and how
?rer Bh'.rt the trlp. lt ls rnost economical
al well aa satlsfactory to buy the entlro
outflt ln New York and take lt with you
to the Ktarting polnt. This applles to
food and even to a canoe, which can be
?ent a long dlatance over the rallroad for
U or |3 The prices that are charged for
Provlalons at the edge of the wooda are
calculatel to 6poll that aerene and Joy
oua mood In which you celebrate your
ilvorce Irom civlllzatlon. It ls posslble
to plan everythlng ln New York.and when
you hlt the wooda you can start without
lelay or dtsappolntmerit. Any depart?
ment store, not to mentlon the bpeclal
wtabllahmenta for outflttlng aportsmen,
*'1U equlp you completely and far better
than the frontler store. Kven potatoes
?nd butter are advantageously lald in
^Hh the other supplles. Beyond the sav
'ng ln cost la the ellmlnatlon of all un
ceruinty and the savlng of tlmo when
you are on the expeditlon ground. If
Xou do not feel competerit to aelect your
<"?n outflt get a booklet on outflttlng
from one of tho sportlng eupply houses
ot tell the aupply people where you want
to go and for how long, whereupon they
*U1 flgure out your needn to an ounce
*nd a flve-ccnt piece. The best way to
tranaport your outflt to the woods la to
eheck lt on your rallroad tlcket aa bag
?**e. One hundred and flfty pounda ls
carrled free. and beyond that thera ia a
moderate exceaa charge.
A canoe of the right sort for an ordlnary
vo>eg. costa frorn UtO upward. It la II
'e*t tn length, welghs around seventy
Pounda, and ls made of cedar and can
v*i- Thla la the sort used by guldea and
*oodamen. and they don't want any bet
lw. It win carry two rnen and Beveral
nundred pound8 of luggage, or three men
JjB* a Ught outflt. The shorter canoes
?baW tnore water and do not paddl* ?o
**N A keel is deatrable for amateurs,
-|ka lt rnakeB steerlng eaaler. It alao
JaaatB the bottom, to some extent. The
?POnaon canoe, provlded wlth long air
gBaheta attaehed to the outer aidea, la
?uBcult to capKlze, and ls unainkable, but
JBl iport?men would hardly take lt wlth
Tha ordinary canoe will float when full
?* **t*r, and may be made u,ulte unaluk
able with an alr bag or cushion at how
and Btern. There ls enough alr In iilan
ata, and dunnagc to keep them afloat for
a conslderable time. Amateur voyagera
would do well to lash thelr outflt within
tha eanoe. so that a BpM whlle travaralng
qufck water wlll not result ln laalllg any
thing. Bealdee two patra of paddi^a?
apruoa or maple?of varylng length, to
sult the purchuser, a caned l>ack rest ls a
comfort, and an Iron BBOd settlng pole
for navlgating raplds ls a neoeaajty, Thcse
Itema figure aa axtraa al li to iiw) ?aeh.
A pneumatlc canoo carrier, wbleb Wlll
Berve also as a seat and a llfe preserver,
ls quoted at 13 75.
Aa lndlspensable It'-m Is a f/'-cent Bti
of waterproof glue for patching leaks ln
the oanoe. It is <iulckly applled and bard
ens in a very short time. A good ::z<- l
break may be made aa ood .. new wlth
a Mt of canvas. blue and a few amall
tools. If the trlp Ineludcs any lakes. a
lot of pleasure ls added bv a salllng eQUlp
ment whlch w-ei^ha ten pounda Wlthoul
leeboards and costs fl'.?. If the canoe ls
fltted for a mast. stlcks may be CUt on
the waystde and a aall Improvised from
a couple of yards of Ught clotb.
TkM star.dard tent for all around pur
poses ls the wall type, whlle there are B
. apeclal sorts which range from tha
lngenlous to the freaklsh. A tent large
enough for two persons, or at a plnch,
three, is ubout 7 by 7 feet, wlth a eantre
of 7 feet and a wall helght of 2 feet. The
cheapest sort 1b the duck, which OOtnee as
low as $8 or less. But avaaj the hlgb
grade Inlted States army duck has m
rlous dlsadvantages, chlefly welght, buU
and capaclty to absorb moisture A
waterlogged tent, whlch welghs too much
In Its dry state, ls a great nulsance ln th??
woods. You must walt to dry lt out be?
fore you pack lt; olhewlse lt wlll mlldew.
And It ls generally necessary to use a
fly wlth such a tent, whlch adds to
welght and cost.
There are two apeclal klnda of campers'
tent materlal whlch are both waterproof
and excetdlngly Ught ln welght. One ma?
terlal ls treated wlth a copper proceBS
whlch makeB the cloth green, protecta lt
from moisture, decay and verrnln, and
dlminiBhes Inflammablllty. The eolaf
shades the Ught wlthln and harmonUot
externally wlth the traveller'a envlron
ment. A tent ln thls matenal of the mme
slze aa the one mentloned abovo weighe
around ten pounds and costs ln the nelgh
borhood of 120. Correspondlng qulte cIobr
ly to thls ln welght and price Is Tanntlte,
a paraffln treated cloth, whlch haa a
khakl color. The latter tent may be
packed Into* a roll a foot and a half long
and Blx lnches ln dlameter. The prices
ueually Include ridge tape. sod cloth.
ropes, tles and ten bag. Rldge pole up
rlghta at.d atakes ara II 90 extra.
There ure a number of fancy features
whlch may he add.-d to a tent, of whlch
,i prominent one l? a wlndow of flne meah
boUnet sewn Into the wall snd protected
by a raln Bap, w-hl. h may be operated by
boarda from the Jnslde This leta alr ln
[ and keeps it.sei ts out. It Is llsted at *2 CO
| extra. I'.ir eoM weathcr a atove may he
wanted In tha tent and tharafare u etove
I plpe bolt protactod wltb an aabaatat ring
and Bap, whlch coeta another |3 19. A
' ground i l"th or carpet ls 7 rents a aquare
foot eeparatr, ar H eantB when sewn to the
; tent. Moeojulto proof tent fronta of l-ob
; tnat are put lu for II ? anta a S'piare foot.
There are some fastldloua peraona who
order cheaea clotb tent llnlnga to ex^iude
all in^cif. Thls llnlng Is suspended from
the rldge and tled out to the four cornere.
i It costs 12 86 for a 7 ly 7 foot tent. Tele
BCOpie steel tent poles welgh leas .than
Iwood and are stronger, each section belng
! about 29 Inches ln length. The uprlght
polee up to eight feet ln length welgh
about three pounds and cost f2 50, whlle
a rldgepole of the (.ame length haa a slml
lar welght and costs $3. Jolnted tent
1 poles of wood, wlth brasa ferrulee, are
i conslderably cheaper.
The sleeplng bag ls dealrable for an
lextended trlp or ln cold weather. The
j llghteat kind, wlth four thlckneases of
! blanket and waterpoorf cover, welgh ten
pounda and costa $14 The blankets are
j arranged so they inn be taken out for
alrlng, and the occupant of the bag can
arrange as many layers above or under
hlm as he wlahes. There Is a luxurlouB
comblnatlon of an Hlr rnattreas wlth a
i aleeplng bag. In such a bed, wlth a storm
flag raieed over the head, one may sleep
(outdoors In any weather, raln or snow,
POfcTAOING A CANOt IKTHE^'
UND Of THE WCX>Dr I? fWWTEW TMANJTHti
OAa. OF. THt fuDWAY ?
Tmr Showt an up-to-date. CookjngOutt.T/ ?**jT
V/HKH.tYtWrrrllNfl rOLOS" UP AND. If, "HtfTEO."
There Are Certain Things Concerning Supplies,i
Equipment, Canoes, etc, Which It Is Well
for the Intending Camper to Know, and
an Expert Tells of Them Here.
wlth comfort not eurpassed at home. But
tho ordlnary voyager satlsftes hlmself with
a palr of blankets and a poncho, the lat
ter latd next to the ground or upon a bed
Camp beds, chalrs, stools, tables and
, shelves, all of foldlng deslgn, are made
1 ln a wlde varlety, but they are not a
MOaaaary part of the average aojulpmeat
A handy man, wlth an axe and som*
r.allB, wlll soon construct all tho camp
fumlture necded. If a gulde is wlth the
party he will arrange stops at old camps,
where wooda' fumlture as well aa tent
frames or poles wlll be found.
| A most Important part of the equlp?
ment ls the cooklng outflt. The modern
, outflt Is a marvel of lightness and small
bulk compared to the old-fashloned sort.
Kvory pot and pan nests Into Its nelgh*
hor and an elaborate set of utensils is
stowed away ln a Ught, small case, qulte
; unllke the old stylo bulky bag of Jangllng
artlcles, whlch were llable to be dented
or broken by una\-oldable rough knocks
Not only do the cooklng pots, dlshes and
cups flt together, but the frylng pans aro
provlded wlth foldlng handles. There ls
j a devlce ln the handlea to contaln a
stlck, bo that the camper may hold his
l frylng pan over a hot flre at a com
| fortable distance.
The llghtest cooklng outflt is of alu
mlnum, and Is arranged ln sets for two,
four, slx or eight persons, whlle lt ls
posslble to make up lndlvldual sets ac?
cordlng to apeclal needB. The outllt for
four persons conslsts of a cooklng pot.
whlch holds about Blx pints, another pot
of ntne plnts' capaclty, a third pot, hold
Ing about elghteen plnts, a two quart
coffee pot, a large frylng pan and a
small one, wlth foldlng handles (the fry?
lng pans aro steel), four each of plates,
cups, soup bowlB, knives, forks, dessert
spoons and teaspoons. The slze of the
on a wlnter expeditlon. It can be uaed
In a tent for cooklng and hsatlng. It la
made of sheet Iron, haa two 1Mb, welghs
twenty pounds and costa p5 75. There ar*
ilve lengths of t.w>foot plpe, whbh may
be teleseoped for travelling. A sp.irk ar
reater for the stove costs 75 cents extra
The foldlng idea ls carrled out ln
water burkets and wash baslna. There
ls a three-gallon waterproof canvaa
bucket. welghlng half a pound and coat
ing SO cents; the canvas wash basln has a
simllar weight and price. A foldlng
candle lantern of alumlnum welgha only
nine ounces and costs 12. It can be
folded tlat and allpped Into the pocket:
mlca ia used lnstead of glasa, and there
ls a rcflectlng back, which glves con?
slderable Ught. This lantern has been
adopted by the T'nlted States army. The
good old fashioned kerosene lantern, with
wire-guarded globe, eetta for 11 25. There
ls a hunting lamp, which burns kerosene
and throws a beam of 70 camilepower; It
welghs about a pound and costs 1150.
For nlght travel, afoot or in canoe, aa
well as for hunting purposes, lt is most
useful. A pocket flash lamp ls a handy
tblng to have in the woods. An ax ls a
necesslty ln camping, an.l lt may be had
in varylng welghts and lengths of handle.
The expert woodsman gets along wlth a
small ax, whlle an amateur has to have
a largo one. A half-ax wlth a two-foot
handle welghs two pounds and a half and
costs 76 cents. The next Blze, wlth a
twenty-eight-lnch handlo and welghlng5
three pounds. ls better adapted to the
amateur. Le-ither sheatha for the amall
slzed axes are 75 cents. There are also
"safety" pocket axes and hatchete, which
are occaslonally useful. A Bet of small
combinatlon tools and a camp repalr kll
are likely to flll a want In the wllderneas.
How to carry matches safe from all the
accldenta of molsturo la a vltal questlon.
^outflt when nested ls about 10 by 11
IncheB, and the welght under 'eleven
pounds. The prlce, lncluding a canvas
case, 1b 118 60. There ia a wlcker case,
welghlng ono and three-quarter pounds,
at 12 75, and a caee of waterproof tlbre,
welghlng four and a half pounds, at 13.
A ateel cooklng outflt the same as
above welghs twelve pounds and costs
$6 25. The steel artlcles are stamped
out of sheets of metal, so that there are
no seams to give way. They are heavlly
coated wlth three or four layers of tln.
Aa they are less llable to be dented than
alumlnum artlcles, some voyngers pre
fer them. Along wlth the cooklng outflt
a camp baker, whlch ls an open-slded
oven placed on the ground facing the
camp flre. ls needed for the productlon
of such dellcacies as hot btscult and
Johnny cake. There ls an alumlnum
foldlng bakor wlth Bteel baklng pan 8
by 12 lnches, wolghlng two pounds, at $3.
There are two larger slzes. A canvas
carrylng case and shoulder strap for the
baker welghs one pound and costs $1 60.
There is a foldlng wood stove whlch
may be dealred ln a permanent caruo or
IN A CANOC
OuCHT TO Ot
MIOHTY JO, f Ut
for a party in the wooda without usabte
matchea ls in a scrious pllght. There la
a tubular match box of brass telescopto
cyllndera which holds 500 ordlnary match
es and costs 75 cents; also a hard rubber
cyllnder box wlth a S'.-rew top which sella
for 50 cents. A home made match box
which la waterproof may be constructed
of two brass shotgun shells, oi:o of
sllghtly amaller callbre than the other, so
they wlh telescope. A small, heavy gta-s*
bottle wlth a wlde neck and a good oora
Is a still almpler repository of matene*,
and lt wlll keep them dry. if you are
8tlll afraid of losing your matchea take
along a ftint and steel llghter, which costft
60 cents. If the tlnder in the llghter get*
wet, go to a blrch tree and plck off a blt
of fuzzy lnner bark, which wlll bum like
The food questlon for a voyage ln tbe
woods is an lmportant one from many
etandpolnta, Including health, welght and
bulk of materials and economy. Aa waa
Intlmated above, lf you let the gulde do
the purchaalng at a frontler atore, the
prices wlll be hlgh and there wlll prob?
ably be twlce too much of everything.