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Camp and Trek book

Urban Adventure League

If you know me well enough or have spent enough time around here, you know that I did old books about bicycles and camping. Here’s a book I got earlier this year called “Camp and Trek” written by Jack Cox and published by Lutterworth Press, London UK, 1956. This book was intended as a guide for British youngsters to explore the countryside. It’s chock-full of information on hiking, camping, canoeing, orienteering, and yep, cycling! There are some black-and-white photos that are cool, but even cooler is the line art! (Unfortunately all art/photos are uncredited.) As a bonus, there is a section of advertising in the back. Brooks saddles, Phillips bicycles, and Lucas Prince of Darkness King of the Road dynamo lighting are a few of the ads.

I love seeing stuff like this. While some things change (there’s a pretty extensive section about tents, and the “lightweight” category would give any…

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