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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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While looking for something else entirely, I stumbled across this catalog for 1917 including all sorts of tents, camp gear, and general clothing.

If one has read things like Canada's Glittering Mountains, this is probably kind of gear in use back then.

No wonder they needed horses to haul everything in!

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https://archive.org/details/catalogueno6tent00granuoft
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While looking for something else entirely, I stumbled across this catalog for 1917 including all sorts of tents, camp gear, and general clothing.

If one has read things like Canada's Glittering Mountains, this is probably kind of gear in use back then.

No wonder they needed horses to haul everything in!

Here's the link:

https://archive.org/details/catalogueno6tent00granuoft
Even back in 1969 on my first camping trip with my parents, we used a heavy/bulky canvas tent.
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Mary Schaffer's tent at Maligne Lake. 1911?
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quote:Originally posted by solo75 Even back in 1969 on my first camping trip with my parents, we used a heavy/bulky canvas tent.
When I went camping in the early 1960s in the Four Corners area (New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona), we used a great big tent called a Navajo sheepherder's tent. Also heavy, bulky, and canvas.
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Mary Schaffer's tent at Maligne Lake. 1911?
Huh. Almost looks like it could have come out of that catalog, doesn't it?
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When I started camping my parents were using a 4 person 'pyramid' tent they made themselves in 1959. Single-wall, breathable but leak-proof (as long as you didn't touch it) Egyptian cotten construction. Weighed 6 pounds without a floor. We used our ponchos for ground sheets.
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