National Geographic : 1950 Jul
A Campers, Puffing Like Bagpipers, Blow Up Air Mattresses Most preferred the glass blower's technique, but Caleb Hathaway (left) pumped by hand until his arms tired, then switched to footpower. Don Blakley (right) set an inflation record with 15 mighty exhalations. Kodalronies by Walter M. Edwards 4 They Called It "Eating in the Saddle on the Old Susquehanna Trail" To save midday halts, the party often lashed canoes together and drifted downstream while lunching. Blakley, here salting a sandwich, liked to pass food on his paddle blade.