Check List for General Camp
Two basins, of light metal, paper or collapsible
rubber. The last is easy to pack and light to
carry. One basin will serve for several girls. If
you camp near a body of fresh water let that be
your basin; it will always be ready filled. No
need then to bring water to your shelter, for a
delightful dip in the river or lake every morning
fore breakfast will obviate all necessity, and
do away with the otherwise needful hand-basin.
One reliable map of location and surrounding
country for constant reference.
One water-pail, light weight, for every two or
three girls. Can be canvas, aluminum, paper,
rubber, or your own selection in other materials.
Six toilet-paper packages or more.
One or more tents of water-proof material.
One or more sod cloths for tent flooring.
One or more inner tents of cheesecloth for
protection from mosquitoes, etc. These can be made
at home or purchased with the tents at the regular
camp-outfitters'. There is on the market a spray,
claimed to be absolutely effective against
mosquitoes, etc., and to keep both tent and camp
free from pests. One quart is said to last two
weeks with daily use. Cost, fifty cents per quart.
One carborundum stone for sharpening all cutting
One or more lanterns. Folding candle lanterns may
be purchased, but the simple ten-cent kind with
lamp-chimney for protection of candle are good.
They can be had at country stores in Cresco, Pa.
May possibly be found at camp-outfitters'. If a
glass chimney is to be used, pack most carefully.
Fill the inside of the chimney with stockings,
handkerchiefs, etc.; then wrap the chimney all
over with other soft clothing and tie securely.
Have this outside wrap very thick.
One package of one-half length candles to use in
One _tin_ box of one or two dozen safety-matches.
_Tin_ will not catch fire from the matches.
One strong tool-bag with separate labelled pockets
for different tools; each pocket with flap to
fasten securely with dress snaps. In this tool-bag
put assorted nails, mostly big, strong ones,
screws, awl, well-sealed bottle of strong glue,
ball of stout twine, a few rawhide thongs, three
or four yards of soft strong rope, a pair of
scissors, two spools of wire, and several yards of
One rope--long for mountain-climbing.