National Geographic : 1935 May
A NORWEGIAN DONS SKIS AS READILY AS MITTENS Since men in the country districts must often travel many miles through deep snow to their lumbering tasks, skis are an important part of the equip ment (see text, page 645). The knapsack, woven of birch bark, is light and strong and helps keep food from freezing during a day in the forests. ©A.B.Wilse A LEATHER PATCH MAKES BREECHES WEAR LONGER The author often rodehome from thevillage, balanced atop aload of fresh-cut poles, on a creaking lumber cart driven byneighbor Thor (see text, page 631). His son,Kristian, had aninsatiable earforfairy stories on such trips.