National Geographic : 1926 Apr
FLASHLIGHT OF A NIGHT'S LODGING IN THE AMAZON VALLEY The bit of canvas spread over a ridge pole provides shelter from the rain for the occupant of the hammock, shrouded in mosquito netting. Above the shelter are the ends of vines which had to be lopped off to afford swinging space. CONVERTINGREED INTO BINDING TWINE Two small blocks of wood divide the reed into four thin, pliable strips, which are used in erecting rough, temporary shelters inthe forest. When cut green the stripsare flexible and tough and take the place of valuable cord.