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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 136 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAMPING OUT. The sport of abandoning ordinary house-life, and living in tents, touring in vans, boats, &c., has been elaborately developed in modern times, and a considerable literature has been devoted to it, to which the curious may be referred. See, for Europe, A. A. Macdonell's Camping-out (1892) and Voyages on German Rivers (189o) ; G. R. Lowndes, Gipsy Tents (189o). For Australia and Africa, W. B. Lord, Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life (1871); the articles by F. J. Jackson in the Big Game Shooting volume of the " Badminton Library "; the articles on " Camping out " in The Encyclopaedia of Sport; F. C. Selous, A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (1881), and Travel and Adventure in South Africa (1893); A. W. Chanler, Through Jungle and Desert (1896) ; A. B. Rathbone, Camping and Tramping in Malaya (1898). For America, G. O. Shields, Camping and Camp Outfits (189o) ; W. W. Pascoe, Canoe and Camp Cookery (1893); Woodcraft, by " Nessmuk" (1895); W. S. Rainsford, Camping and Hunting in the Shoshone (18 6) ; S. E. White, The Forest (1903), and The Mountains (1904; Suggestions as to Outfit for Tramping and Camping (1904), published by " The Appalachian Mountain Club," Boston. Valuable information will be found in the sporting periodicals, and in the catalogues of outfitters and dealers in sporting goods.
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