Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration
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Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration

By W. B. Lord
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Table of Contents
  • Transcriber’s Note
  • SHIFTS AND EXPEDIENTS OF CAMP LIFE TRAVEL & EXPLORATION
    • CONTENTS.
    • DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CHAPTER I. OUTFIT TO TAKE ABROAD.
      • Trunks and Boxes.
      • Shooting Gear.
      • Stationery and Artist’s Materials.
      • Scientific Instruments.
      • The Traveller’s Library.
      • Horse Equipment.
      • Cutlery.
      • Camp Furniture.
      • Tents, Canvas Buckets and Articles made of Canvas generally.
      • Odds and Ends.
      • Medicine and Dressings for Wounds.
      • Horse Medicines and Farrier’s Stores.
      • Lamps, Lights, and Lanterns.
    • Trunks and Boxes.
    • Shooting Gear.
    • Stationery and Artist’s Materials.
    • Scientific Instruments.
    • The Traveller’s Library.
    • Horse Equipment.
    • Cutlery.
    • Camp Furniture.
    • Tents, Canvas Buckets and Articles made of Canvas generally.
    • Odds and Ends.
    • Medicine and Dressings for Wounds.
    • Horse Medicines and Farrier’s Stores.
    • Lamps, Lights, and Lanterns.
    • CHAPTER II. BOATS, RAFTS, AND MAKE-SHIFT FLOATS.
    • CHAPTER III. WORKING IN METALS.
    • CHAPTER IV. HUTS AND HOUSES.
    • CHAPTER V. EXTEMPORE BRIDGES AND MAKESHIFTS FOR CROSSING RIVERS OR RAVINES.
      • To find the Width of a River without Instruments.
      • To find, without Instruments, the Height of a Tree or other Object, whose Base is accessible.
    • To find the Width of a River without Instruments.
    • To find, without Instruments, the Height of a Tree or other Object, whose Base is accessible.
    • CHAPTER VI. TIMBER AND ITS UTILISATION.
    • CHAPTER VII. SLEDGES AND SLEDGE TRAVELLING.
    • CHAPTER VIII. BOOTS, SHOES, AND SANDALS.
    • CHAPTER IX. WAGGONS AND OTHER WHEELED VEHICLES.
      • Case I.—Gun without a Waggon—Carriage disabled.
      • Case II.—A Gun with a Waggon—Carriage disabled.
      • Case III.—A Gun Axletree Arm broken.
      • Case IV.—A Gun and Waggon—The Gun Limber disabled.
      • Case V.—Waggon Limber disabled.
    • Case I.—Gun without a Waggon—Carriage disabled.
    • Case II.—A Gun with a Waggon—Carriage disabled.
    • Case III.—A Gun Axletree Arm broken.
    • Case IV.—A Gun and Waggon—The Gun Limber disabled.
    • Case V.—Waggon Limber disabled.
    • CHAPTER X. HARNESS AND PACK ANIMALS.
    • CHAPTER XI. CATTLE MARKING.
    • CHAPTER XII. HINTS ON HYGEENS AND CAMELS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. WATER, AND THE SAP OF PLANTS.
    • CHAPTER XIV. CAMP COOKERY.
    • CHAPTER XV. FISH AND AMPHIBIOUS ANIMALS.
    • CHAPTER XVI. POISONED WEAPONS, ARROWS, SPEARS, &c.
    • CHAPTER XVII. TRACKING, HUNTING, AND TRAPPING.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. PALANQUINS, STRETCHERS, AMBULANCES, ETC.
      • Tailor’s Work.
      • Distinctive Box Markings.
      • Demeanour towards Companions or Natives and White Servants, Hints on Travel, etc.
    • Tailor’s Work.
    • Distinctive Box Markings.
    • Demeanour towards Companions or Natives and White Servants, Hints on Travel, etc.
    • CHAPTER XIX. ON SKETCHING AND PAINTING UNDER THE ORDINARY DIFFICULTIES OF TRAVEL.
    • CHAPTER XX. THE ESTIMATION OF DISTANCES AND HINTS ON FIELD OBSERVING.
      • On measuring the Distance travelled by Wheeled Carriages.
      • To ascertain the Variation of the Compass.
      • To obtain Levels or low Altitudes.
      • The Plane Table, and its Use.
      • Extemporised Sight Vane for Levelling Staff.
      • Makeshift Clinometer.
      • On the Use of the Sextant and Artificial Horizon.
      • Projection of Routes.
      • To construct a Map on Mercator’s Projection.
      • To measure the Number of Cubic Feet of Water conveyed by a River in each Second.
      • On obtaining Geographical Information from Natives or Frontier Colonists.
    • On measuring the Distance travelled by Wheeled Carriages.
    • To ascertain the Variation of the Compass.
    • To obtain Levels or low Altitudes.
    • The Plane Table, and its Use.
    • Extemporised Sight Vane for Levelling Staff.
    • Makeshift Clinometer.
    • On the Use of the Sextant and Artificial Horizon.
    • Projection of Routes.
    • To construct a Map on Mercator’s Projection.
    • To measure the Number of Cubic Feet of Water conveyed by a River in each Second.
    • On obtaining Geographical Information from Natives or Frontier Colonists.
    • CHAPTER XXI. HINTS TO EXPLORERS ON COLLECTING AND PRESERVING OBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY.
    • CHAPTER XXII. ROPES AND TWINE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. BUSH VETERINARY SURGERY AND MEDICINE.
    • APPENDIX.
      • Velocity Table.
      • Weight of a Superficial Foot of Plate or Sheet Iron.
      • Weight in Pounds of One Cubic Foot of the following Substances
      • Weight of Rod Iron One Foot in Length of the following Dimensions:
      • Relative Heat-conducting Power of different Bodies.
      • Relative Conducting Power of different Substances compared with each other.
      • Relative Conducting Power of Fluids.
      • Radiating Power of different Bodies.
      • The Stone Weight.
      • The Qualities of Gold.
    • Velocity Table.
    • Weight of a Superficial Foot of Plate or Sheet Iron.
    • Weight in Pounds of One Cubic Foot of the following Substances
    • Weight of Rod Iron One Foot in Length of the following Dimensions:
    • Relative Heat-conducting Power of different Bodies.
    • Relative Conducting Power of different Substances compared with each other.
    • Relative Conducting Power of Fluids.
    • Radiating Power of different Bodies.
    • The Stone Weight.
    • The Qualities of Gold.
    • INDEX.
    • ADVERTISEMENTS.
    • Footnotes
    • Transcriber’s Note
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