Country Life Volume 14

Country Life Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... lllew Work about one dollar and twenty cents. THE ART OF WALKING (Continued from page 7.93) toes, as this may cause ingrowing nails. While on the march it is very refreshing and beneficial to bathe the feet in a wayside brook rwo or three times a day during a long trip, and when putting on the shoes a little foot powder sprinkled in the shoe will allow the foot to slip in easily without crowding the toes. The stockings may be of silk or light woolen material. Silk is preferable in a dry country, but where there is danger of wet feet woolen is better. In either case they must be seamless. On a long trip three or four pairs should be carried for frequent change. They should be of ample size and of undyctl material. Cheap dyed stockings may cause blood poisoning in case of blisters. A fresh pair of stockings should be worn every day, and it is an easy matter to wash them every night. After each day's tramp the feet are much benefited by bathing them in salt water first and then in alcohol. If blisters do not occur during the first day's trip the greatest danger is over, but should one come on, care must be taken not to break the outer skin and thus expose the more tender inner tissue. The wise man heats a needle white hot over a flame and when it is sufficiently cool, draws of? the water from the blister by carefully pushing the needle under the live skin which surrounds it. A piece of absorbent cotton can then be placed over the spot and held in place with a piece of adhesive laster, which should always be carried along. he kit should always contain a small bottle of sulpha-naphrhol, with directions for use, for all abrasions. SHOES AND CLOTHING Many pedestrians favor 21 thick-soled, heavylaced boot for long trips over hill and dale, and...
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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818164
  • 9781236818164