When we sing Waltzing Matilda we will think of Slim around the campfire, outside the caravan that brought country music over gravel and dirt roads to all bush Australians.
Portable ready-made food plays of necessity a great part in the opening of a new country. These picnic pots and cans were the first of her trophies that Civilization dropped upon Wyoming’s virgin soil. The cowboy is now gone to worlds invisible; the wind has blown away the white ashes of his campfires; but the […]
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I ought to do, but I don t know where to begin.
A hundred men can make an encampment, but it requires a woman to make a home.
Men consort in camp and town, But the poet dwells alone.
A man in a cave or in a camp, a nomad, will die with no more estate than the wolf or the horse leaves.
For millions of years, humans have been programmed to live in small groups around the campfire. Having the constant background of TV gives us a sense of familiarity and well being. Human beings need motion, sights, sounds, activity around us, and TV provides that. It doesn’t really matter how many channels we’ve got, because we’re […]
Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.
We’re tenting tonight on the old campground, Give us a song to cheer; Our weary hearts, a song of home, And friends we love so dear. . . Many are the hearts that are weary to-night, Wishing for the war to cease; Many are the hearts that are looking for the right To see the […]