Camping For Boys eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 176 pages of information about Camping For Boys.
11 64.89 53.10 28.20 53.40 5.75 8.25 7.45 10 61.28 51.55 27.60 51.20 5.75 8.00 7.20 9 55.15 49.55 26.80 49.10 5.70 7.80 7.10 8 50.90 47.75 26.00 47.00 5.65 7.65 6.95 7 46.85 45.55 25.20 45.00 5.65 7.45 6.75 6 42.62 43.55 24.20 42.60 5.60 7.25 6.55 5 39.29 41.60 23.30 40.35 5.60 7.15 6.50

Girth Strength
Age Chest Girth of Chest Lung Right Left Vitality
Depth Head Expansion Capacity Forearm Forearm Coefficient
(cu in) Strength Strength
16 6.60 21.55 3.45 191.40 73.28 65.22 35.58 15 6.30 21.45 3.30 161.00 63.47 54.30 26.09 14 5.95 21.30 3.35 140.12 55.81 50.70 21.97 13 5.65 21.10 3.25 123.58 49.69 45.07 18.28 12 5.60 21.00 3.05 111.33 43.29 40.56 15.55 11 5.45 20.85 2.90 100.74 39.09 36.30 13.33 10 5.25 20.60 2.75 90.02 32.42 30.94 10.84
9 5.20 20.65 2.55 81.03 28.91 25.90 9.34
8 5.10 20.55 2.35 70.43 23.38 20.96 7.34
7 5.10 20.45 1.80 60.48 20.19 18.78 5.05
6 5.05 20.25 1.65 50.89 15.36 12.53 4.02
5 4.90 20.15 1.35 40.60 10.76 10.38 2.61
Copyright by Wm. W. Hastings, Ph.D.

Hospital Tent

If a boy is ill (minor aches and pains which are frequently only growing pains, excepted), isolate him from the camp, so that he may have quiet and receive careful attention.

[Illustration:  Hospital Tent at Camp Couchiching]

A tent, with fly and board floor, known as the “Hospital Tent” or “Red Cross Tent,” should be a part of the camp equipment.  There may be no occasion for its use, but it should be ready for any emergency.  The physician may have his office in this tent.  Boys should not be “coddled;” at the same time it must not be forgotten that good, sympathetic attention and nursing are two-thirds responsible for speedy recovery from most ills.

Equipment

A spring cot, mattress, pillow, blankets, a good medicine cabinet, alcohol stove for boiling water, cooking food, and sterilizing instruments; pans, white enameled slop jar, pitcher, cup, pail; a table, a folding camp reclining chair (Gold Medal Camp Furniture Company), and a combination camp cot and litter (Gold Medal Brand) will make up the equipment of the tent.

The information and suggestions given in this chapter are the accumulation of many years’ experience in boys’ camps.  The technical information is vouched for by competent physicians who have examined the manuscript.[1]

[Transcriber’s Footnote 1:  This chapter was written in 1911.  Many observations and suggestions are obsolete, if not dangerous or illegal.]

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