Exhibit: Hall Cabin: Inside Hall Cabin
Objects from day to day life reveal clues to the
experiences of people who used
them. Beyond the individuals
in these photographs, each object
shown had a specific purpose.
In reviewing these images and
the quotes about object use,
consider what current objects
perform these same functions.
What has changed? What has stayed
Some sort of baker is almost essential for comfortable
life in the woods. The most portable for is the folding reflector
sold by most outfitters. It is similar to those that our great-grandmothers
used to bake biscuits in, before a hearth fire. The top slants like
a shed roof, and the bottom like another shed roof turned upside
down, the bread pan being in the middle. The slanting top and bottom
reflect heat downward upon the top of the baking and heat upward
against its bottom, so that bread, for instance, bakes evenly all
- Camping and Woodcraft, Volume 1, page 121.
Croquettes - Two
cups minced meat or game of
any kind, 1/2 cup bread or cracker
crumbs, 1 1/2 egg, melted butter.
Roll meat, seasoning, and enough
of the butter to moisten, into
pear-shaped balls. Dip in beaten
eggs and crumbs. Fry, with enough
butter, to a nice brown.
Venison Sausages -
Utilize the tougher parts
of the deer, or other game,
by mincing the raw meat with
half as much salt pork, season
with pepper and sage, make into
little pats, and fry like sausages.
- Camping and Woodcraft,
Volume 1, page 307.
Footwear - It is a truism that "a soldier
is no better than his feet." Neither is anybody else who has
much walking to do. Such shoes as we wear in town are wholly unfot
for the field. They are too light, too short, and too narrow. We
do little walking in town, and none that we do is over rough ground.
We carry no burdens on our backs. So the "snug fit" is
tolerated, and the thin socks.
- Camping and Woodcraft, Volume 1, page 150.