The other Linda (reapermum) wrote in little_details,
The other Linda

A reference book for all who are planning journeys.

May I recommend The art of travel, shifts and contrivances available in wild countries written by Francis Galton. It is available from Project Gutenberg.

It gives details of how to organise an expedition, how much food will be needed, speed of travel and much more. Based on his travels in South Africa later editions added tips sent to him by other travellers. Read this book and you may never need to ask how far a party can cover in a day with a horse (or an ox cart)
Tags: #resources, ~travel: pre-modern overland

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