Camping Dress

The most serviceable and practical dress for camping is a three-piece

suit, made of a fadeless, soft quality of gray or brown material.

The middy-blouse while loose can be well-fitting, with long sleeves

roomy enough to allow of pushing up above the elbow when desired. Sew

two small patch pockets high on the left breast--one for your watch, the

other for your compass; protect the pockets with flaps which
fasten down

over the open top with dress snaps. On the right breast sew one

good-sized pocket.

In addition to these you will need one large pocket on both right and

left side of middy, below belt line, making in all three large and two

small pockets. The belt is held in place by sliding it through loops

sewed on the middy, one at the back and one on each side.

Make the skirt of this suit short enough for ease and of generous width,

not to draw at front, but give perfect freedom of the limbs. Have a seam

pocket in each side of the front breadth, and fasten the skirt down one

side from belt to hem. It can then be quickly removed and used as a cape

or a wind break when occasion requires. The bloomers, well-fitting and

comfortable, gathered below the knee with best quality of elastic, that

it may last, can have a deep pocket sewed across the front of each leg,

several inches conveniently below waist-line.


A soft, light-weight felt hat with brim sufficiently wide to shade the

eyes will prove the best head covering for the trail. Don't use hatpins;

your hat will cling to the head if you substitute a strip of woollen

cloth in place of the inside leather band. The clinging wool prevents

the hat from being readily knocked off by overhanging branches or blown

off on windy days.