The Burgess Shale

Settling Camp

“Now as to appliances and outfit: To begin with, a good tent is required, plenty of warm blankets, and a canvas sheet to spread under and over the blankets on the bough-bed, to prevent dampness from above and below; then, a small pillow is a great luxury, and takes but little room in the pack.”

“Each person should be provided with a canvas bag, which can be securely buttoned, wherein to place the necessary toilet articles. An extra pair of light shoes, a short skirt to wear in camp and a golf cape with hood, add greatly to the comfort of the camper; also a good-sized piece of mosquito netting, to keep off intruding bulldogs; while a hot water bottle and a box of mustard may be tucked in along with a few simple medicines in case of emergency.”

Camping in the Canadian Rockies, Canadian Alpine Journal 1, no. 1 (1907), 67-71.

Man sleeping in campsite, Yoho National Park, 1907.
Man sleeping in campsite, Yoho National Park, 1907.
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Canadian Alpine Club Camp, Sherbrooke Lake, British Columbia, 1911.
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Camp site, Spray Lakes, Alberta, 1907.
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