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History of Camping U.S & UK

Discussion in 'Books, Videos, and the Like' started by Rob Stevens, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I found this review in a recent NYT Book Review interesting.
    It covers, ""Under the Stars; How America Fell in Love with Camping" by Dan White, and "Landmarks" by Robert Macfarlane, which examines British terminology for various outdoor activities, including, "Turd Nanny" for example, one I wasn't familiar with in spite of attempts to canoe trip leaving "No Trace".

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C06E2DC133CF934A3575BC0A9609D8B63
     
  2. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Thanks Rob, you’re right. This is interesting. But for me personally, the whole subject of camping is so deeply embedded in my life and psychology that I am almost repelled by its being lifted to the level of literature. Just thinking about putting my thoughts about camping into some form of ordered prose reminds me a bit I suppose of looking into the toilet after I’ve pooped in it and writing about it. Yeah, I could do that. I know Thoreau said that the unexamined living is not worth, but . . .
     

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