‘ We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it we go to smooth it. We have it rough enough at home…’
‘ The temptation is to buy this or that bit of indispensable camp kit has been too strong and we have gone to the blessed woods handicapped with a load fit for a pack mule. That is not how to do it.
Go light, and the lighter the better so that you have the simplest material for health comfort and enjoyment. ‘
Nessmuk is the pen name of George Washington Sears. In 1884 he wrote the book Woodcraft and Camping and it has been in print ever since. His approach to camping is satisfyingly philosophical and completely practical. Worthy reading for anyone who wants to take to the woods.
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