The Art of Travel cover

The Art of Travel

Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911)

1. 00 Preface
2. 01 Preparatory Enquiries
3. 02 Organising an Expedition
4. 03 Outfit
5. 04 Medicine
6. 05 Surveying Instruments
7. 06 Memoranda and Log-Books
8. 07 Measurements
9. 08 Climbing and Mountaineering
10. 09 Cattle
11. 10 Harness
12. 11 Carriages
13. 12 Swimming
14. 13 Rafts and Boats
15. 14 Fords and Bridges
16. 15 Clothing
17. 16 Bedding
18. 17 Bivouac
19. 18 Huts
20. 19 Sleeping-Bags
21. 20 Tents
22. 21 Furniture
23. 22 Fire
24. 23 Food
25. 24 Water for Drinking
26. 25 Guns and Rifles
27. 26 Gun-fittings and Ammunition
28. 27 Hints on Shooting
29. 28 Other Means of Capturing Game
30. 29 Fishing
31. 30 Signals
32. 31 Bearings by Compass, Sun, etc.
33. 32 Marks by the wayside
34. 33 On Finding the Way
35. 34 Caches and Depots
36. 35 Management of Savages
37. 36 Hostilities
38. 37 Mechanical Appliances
39. 38 Knots
40. 39 Writing Materials
41. 40 Timber
42. 41 Metals
43. 42 Leather
44. 43 Cords, String, and Thread
45. 44 Membrane, Sinew, and Horn
46. 45 Pottery
47. 46 Candles and Lamps
48. 47 Conclusion of the Journey

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Summary

The Art of Travel is a handbook of practical advice for the adventure seeking Victorian. We hear how to organize all steps of a voyage, from the very beginnings (qualifications of a traveller, how to organize an expedition, the perfect outfit), to the actual trip (how to choose a bivouac, huts and tents, what game to shoot - and how, dealing with (hostile) savages), until the final, hopefully successful, return of the traveller (arranging memoranda).