Friday, December 28, 2012
For anyone interested in getting started, a sound philosophical reason for why we do it is essential. The art of the re-encampment can be undertaken for lots of reasons, but the whole basis of it is to hearken back to when camping was the reason for going camping. It wasn't just a stopping point for a tramping trip or the place where one spent time while waiting for the daylight to get better for the hunt. Camping was an end it itself. Sitting by the campfire's glow with a bunch of well-fed friends who know the finer arts of the sylvan life can never be beat. So come join us as we celebrate camping in the old style.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
By David Wescott, © 2012
Written as a follow-up to Brent Payne's post at http://thewoodslife.com on
the writings of Warren Miller. Check it out.
Warren Hastings Miller
Publicity shot for his book jackets. Courtesy of Warren Miller Jr.
Warren Miller in what Warren Jr. called his typical casual camping attire next to a covered stretcher bed.Photo taken during the years many of his books were being published.
From Camping Out, 1912.
The man in the center of this photo was in so many pictures, I mistakenly identified him as Warren Miller in my book Camping In The Old Style. He is actually David Abercrombie, and the man on the left is probably Frank Stick. Miller is actually rolling the stick bed on the right.
Photo from a Campfire Club encampment. Dan Beard on the left and Abercrombie on the right. Others unidentified as yet (possibly S.E. White and Frank Stick).
Both photos above from Camp Craft, 1915.
1923 The Boy Explorers on Tiger Trails in Burma
1926 The Boy Explorers in The Pirate Archipelago