The Gold Fields of the Klondike; Fortune Seekers' Guide to the Yukon Region of Alaska and British America

The Gold Fields of the Klondike; Fortune Seekers' Guide to the Yukon Region of Alaska and British America

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and about fifty feet of 54;-inch rope and some sail canvas is about the minimum outfit. If the party consists of three or four a few more tools, such as a jack-plane and an additional saw or hatchet, will be found useful. S0 might an adze, but, as before stated, economy in weight is a very important feature where portages over steep trails have to be made, even after the Chilcoot pass has been scaled. CAMP EQUIPAGE. ' The camp equipage should consist of a tent (the size of which should be accommodated to that of the party, but it should be snug), a frying pan, baking pan, granite kettle, bread pan, coffee pot, granite plate and cup, large mixing spoon, and a knife, fork and spoon for each of the party. A small sheet iron stove with three telescopic lengths of pipe should be included in the outfit. Fishing tackle (trout line and hooks) will pay for the taking. A pick, shovel and pan will do to start with as far as prospecting is concerned. i A good Winchester rifle with reloading tools and a hundred rounds of ammunition, with a cartridge belt, is a very useful part of the outfit. Game is not very plentiful along the main traveled route, but an occasional shot at fresh meat may be procured. When the journey's end is reached the rifle will help out the larder to a considerable extent. PROVISIONS 1I'on A YEAR. The greatest of all dangers to the man who ventures into the Yukon mining regions is that he may find the food supply scarce. Even if he has money he may not be able to buy enough to eat. The amount of food getting into the THE TREASURE STEAMSHIP EXCELSIOR AND _. F. HIGGINS, HER CAPTAIN. district before everything freezes up limits the supply until the next June. If many go in without food supplies they will have to depend...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892410
  • 9781236892416