Iím cleaning out my garage to make room for more tools
In the process, I found a bunch of my old (ahem, classic) camping stuff and thought it would be fun to see whatcha got.
Iíll start. First up is my Svea 123 backpacking stove. After not using it for 25 years, I filled the tank with white gas and it started right up! Thatís one dependable machine! Hereís a video I took of it. Any of you who had/have this stove will recognize its signature jet-engine sound:
Next, I unearthed the old Svea windscreen. Man, that thing worked great! But get a load of what I paid for it! I swear I wasnít born in 1916! No, that store, ďHermanísĒ was a place in NY where you could find just about anything for camping, at the best prices anywhere. Apparently, it closed up shop in 1996:
Iím keeping both of these in my van supplies bin for that moment when I feel the need to reminisce with some freeze-dried dinner. You know, when Mt. Hood blows its top and Iím bugging out to Eastern Oregon.
So, whatchu got?