_Keep your camp scrupulously clean._ Do not litter up the place, your

health and happiness greatly depend upon observing the laws of hygiene.

Make sure after each meal that all kitchen refuse is collected and

deposited in the big garbage hole, previously dug for that purpose, and

well covered with a layer of fresh earth.

_Impress upon your mind that fresh earth is a disinfectant and keeps
down all odors._

Erect a framework with partially open side entrance for a retiring-room.

Use six strong forked-topped poles planted in an irregular square as

uprights (Fig. 28), and across these lay slender poles, fitting the ends

well into the forked tops of the uprights (Fig. 28). Half-way down from

the top, place more cross poles, resting them on the crotches left on

the uprights. Have these last cross poles as nearly the same distance

from the ground as possible and over them hang thick branches, hooking

the branches on by the stubs on their heavy ends. Also hang thickly

foliaged branches on the top cross poles, using the stubs where smaller

branches have been lopped off as hooks, as on the lower row (Fig. 29);

then peg down the bottom ends of the hanging branches to the ground with

sharpened two-pronged crotches cut from branches. The upper row of

branches should overlap the under row one foot or more. Make the seat by

driving three stout stakes firmly into the ground; two at the back, one

in front, and on these nail three crosspieces.

Never throw dish water or any refuse near your tent or on the camp


_Burn_ or _bury_ all trash, remembering that earth and fire are your

good servants, and with their assistance you can have perfect camp

cleanliness, which will go a long way toward keeping away a variety of

troublesome flies and make camp attractive and wholesome.