Tuesday, May 6, 2014

100-Year-Old Advice on Vacationing Still Rings True

Over at The Art of Manliness, there's a fun reprint of a 1918 article by Horace Kephart, giving encouragement to vacation in the wild.
"The best vacation an over-civilized man can have is to go where he can hunt, capture, and cook his own meat, erect his own shelter, do his own chores, and so, in some measure, pick up again those lost arts of wildcraft that were our heritage through ages past, but of which not one modern man in a hundred knows anything at all. In cities our tasks are so highly specialized, and so many things are done for us by other specialists, that we tend to become a one-handed and one-idead race. "
Verily, Verily.

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