Outfit. I I
Natural History (for an occasional collector) :- lbs.
Arsenical soap, 2 lbs. ; camphor, } lb. ; pepper, ¢ lb.; bag of some powder
to absorb blood, 2 lbs.; tow and cotton, about 10 lbs.; scalpel, forceps, scissors, &c., -- lb. ; sheet brass, stamped for labels, # lb 16
Pill-boxes; cork; insect-boxes; pins; tin, for catching, and keeping, and killing, animals; nets for butterflies (say bags and all) 10
Geological hammers, lens, clinometer, &c, 4
Specimens. (I make no allowance for the weight of these, for they accumulate as stores are used up; and the total weight is seldom increased.)
Total weight of Natural History materials (for an occasional collector)
Stores for Individual Use.
For each white man (independently of duration of journey) :- lbs.
Clothes; macintosh rug; ditto sheet; blanket-bag ; spare blanket .. 30 Share of plates, knives, forks, spoons, pannikins, or bowls 2
Share of cooking-things, iron pots, coffee-mill, kettles, &c 3
Spare knife, flints, steel, tinder-box, tinder, four pipes 2 Bags, 6 lbs. 6 Provisions for emergency
Five days of jerked meat, at 3 lbs. a day (on an average) .. .. 15
Two quarts of water (on an average), 4 lbs. ; share of kegs, if lb. 8
Total for each white man 66
For each white man, and for each six months :- lbs.
Tea and coffee, 9 lbs. ; tobacco, 6 lbs. ; salt, 6 lbs. ; pepper, 1 lb. 22 Brandy or rum, occasionally served out .. 6 White sugar, 2 lbs. ; arrowroot, 1 lb. ; dried onions, &c., 3 lbs... 6 Ammunition for small-bored rifles, with reserve powder and caps .. 9
Total for six months.. 43 (or at the rate of 7 lbs. per month).
For each black man (independently of duration of journey) :- Ibs.
Bedding, &c. .. 9 Meat and water for emergencies, as above (about) 19
Share of cooking-things 2
Total for each black man , 30
Fur each black man, and for each six months:- lbs.
Tobacco, 6 lbs. ; salt, pepper, &c., 5 lbs 11
Presents which will have to be made him from time to time 6
Total for six months 17 (or at the rate of 3 lbs, per month).