Better 1/2 and middle boyo like to hunt for treasure at estate sales. Once and awhile, they find a gem like this book right here. It was a quarter, not much to time travel back to the camping days of the 1950's if you ask me. This book has all kinds of good stuff in it for the hardy sheeple adventurer. Wanna take a peak?
It has a lot in a little book, from planning where to go to what to take and what to eat. This is camping folks, so fueling the motor home is not covered. But, there are diagrams for packing bedrolls and checklists of what to take and what to do as part of the camper's chores. There is a chapter on how to build and tend a fire and good safety tips, all illustrated.
Food, very important when camping and hiking. There is some good advice on making 'poke' lunches, food in a bag tied in a bandana and tied to the belt or carried on a stick, 'hobo' style(book terminology, see it is from the 50's). For longer trips, there is some good advice on how to cook and a bunch of recipes.
There is a whole chapter devoted to knots and another to lashing, as in lashing wood together to make everything from tables to the framework for larger tents. Amazing what you can build with a scrap of canvas and rope. There is also a chapter on care of tools like knives and hatchets as well as some very good advice on first aid.
A lot of this stuff I learned in the Fashioned Challenged Seventies and passed along to the wee lads during the Roaring Nineties. Cool thing is, the boyos use it today when they go camping. Sure the language is dated a bit and maybe wax paper is not used in the younger generation as it once was(shame too, cause it works great for a lot of things), but a lot of the info shows up in camping guides today.
Good info works like that. Time to head out camping, take my poke bag, cook some frankfurters on a 'cabin' style fire and get outside. No cell phones allowed.