Tents in almost endless variety of shapes and sizes are manufactured and

sold by camp-outfitters and sporting-goods shops. The tents range from

small canoe-tents, accommodating one person only, to the large

wall-tents for four or more people. When using tents, difficulties of

transportation and extra weight can be overcome by having tent poles and

pegs cut in the forest.

If you purchase tents, full instructions for erection go with them.

Write for illustrated catalogues to various outfitters and look the

books over carefully before buying. Your choice will depend upon your

party, length of stay, and location of camp.

You may be able to secure a discarded army-tent that has never been

used, is in good condition, and has been condemned merely for some

unimportant blemish. Such tents are very serviceable and can be

purchased at Government auctions, or from dealers who themselves have

bought them from the Government.

A large square seven by seven feet, or more, of balloon silk,

water-proof cloth, or even heavy unbleached sheeting, will be found most

useful in camp. Sew strong tape strings at the four corners and at

intervals along the sides for tying to shelters, etc. The water-proof

cloth will serve as a drop-curtain in front of the lean-to during a hard

storm, or as carpet cloth over ground of shelter, also as an extra

shelter, either lean-to or tent style; any of the three materials can do

duty as windbreak, fly to shelter, or dining canopy, and may be used in

other ways.

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