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Old 02-08-2020, 07:29 PM   #1
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Post Up Pics of Your Classic Camping Stuff

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:

https://youtu.be/z3kmQz5WDIc





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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman...Sporting_Goods





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?

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:17 AM   #2
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I still have a down sleeping bag bought circa 1983 at a Hermanís in Philadelphia, where I also bought my first Jansport frame backpack. I also have one of those Svea stoves in my garage somewhere, which took a special knack to preheat and light. Was the inspiration for the MSR XGK stove; I still have and use one of those, too (c. 1986).
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:20 AM   #3
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I have one too. I remember Dad using it all the time when I was a kid.

Somewhere deep in the archives here I posted a few other neat things I cleaned out of his garage. I'll see if I can find that thread or pics.

I was using his Hillary mummy bags (from Sears) until just last year when I finally bought something made in this century.
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No pics, but I still use my REI down sleeping bag I bought new in 1977.
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All my camping gear was purchased in the late 80ís early 90ís so nothing classic in our gear lineup, but the wife found this old flashlight in one of the storage units she bought. Not sure of the vintage, but itís definitely the oldest piece we have.





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Old 02-09-2020, 04:52 PM   #6
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I also have one of those Svea stoves in my garage somewhere, which took a special knack to preheat and light.
Ya, itís a great magic trick! Once you get used to gas-fueled fireballs, itís pretty fun, right?


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Somewhere deep in the archives here I posted a few other neat things I cleaned out of his garage. I'll see if I can find that thread or pics. .
Yeah, letís see it!



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No pics, but I still use my REI down sleeping bag I bought new in 1977.
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Thatís longevity!



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All my camping gear was purchased in the late 80ís early 90ís so nothing classic in our gear lineup...
Great flashlight! I think late 80ís qualifies as classic. Iíve got something Iím gonna dig out when I get home.


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