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1956 campsite rules

Unread postby bert64 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:34 pm

Was just reading an old camping book today " Station Wagan Camping " that was written in the mid 50's. When I read the below expert, thought you might find it a bit funny.

I think that our attitudes have changed on item 2a since then. :lol:

We have done most of our primitive camping in Canada. New roads each year are opening up more and more of Canada's woods and waters. Not long ago we packed our Country Sedan and headed for the Mississagi Provincial Forest in Ontario. At the gate on the Mississagi Road, we obtained our permit from the clerk and informed him of our destination and length of stay. As required by the rules, we had no firearms, and we assured him of that fact.

We also noted these few simple rules, as listed on the back of our travel permit:

The Good Camper—

1. Does not smoke while walking in the forest.

2. Before leaving camp:

(a) Burns his garbage and buries his tin cans; he does not throw them into the water.

(b) Puts his camp iire dead out.

(c) Leaves his campsite clean and tidy.

(d) Leaves dry firewood for the next party.

Vacation spots like this are easy to reach

Beyond the gate our route took us along the main Chapleau Road, through the canyons of a whitewater river, over a high ridge and then eastward on a side road. From the side road a bulldozed lumbering trail took us ten rocky, slow miles to the upper reaches of a trout stream.

Here we set up camp on high ground 30 yards from the stream. The cold, spring-fed river was our water supply as well as our fish store. With spade and axe, we arranged suitable sanitary facilities back in the woods.

We needed nothing else. With our stove, our screened tents, our folding furniture, and our lamps, our air mattresses, our ice box, we were able to enjoy a good facsimile of home comforts.
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Re: 1956 campsite rules

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:14 pm

It still applies for backpackers and for boondockers.

Though I'm more likely to truck my garbage out.

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Re: 1956 campsite rules

Unread postby mikhen on Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:56 pm

And I always take my firewood with.
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