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Rudyard Kipling said it best

Discussion in 'Other Camping' started by Northern Dancer, May 13, 2014.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Who hath smelt wood smoke at twilight?
    Who hath heard the birch log burning?
    Who is quick to read the noises of the night?
    Let him follow with the others. For the young
    men's feet are turning to the camps of proved
    desire and known delight. Rudyard Kipling

  2. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    My favorite, different author, but one thought of, when walking, at each bend in seldom used woodland roads.

    The Road Less Traveled

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Robert Frost
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    I'm familiar with this poem and the author. I like Rudyard Kipling too - I was attracted to his Jungle Book that I found fascinating. There are great authors who have said what I would have loved to have said. Henry Thoreau, Robert Service, John Burroughs, and Sigurd Olson and the like.

    "The canoe gives a sense of unbounded range and freedom, unlimited movement and exploration, such as larger craft never know...." Sigurd Olson
  4. "I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few;
    My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new."
    - Robert Service -
  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    Good Stuff! Nice to see you online.
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