More Classic Camp Gear from the American West

tumblr_mevzdvFqOL1r6083to1_500I have no information about this image as it was one of those random internet finds.  The gear looks to be from about the turn of the 19th-20th Century and supplies the basics for an American or Canadian outdoorsman.  This would all apply to Mexico as well but as it’s not written in Spanish I think that rules out our southern neighbor as the source.

1, Sleeping Pocket; 2, Compass and pin; 3, Camping mattress; 4, 5, 6, Folding camp furniture; 7, Sleeping bag; 8, Folding baker; 9, Folding canvas cupboard; 10, Vacuum bottle; 11, Waterproof matchbox 12, 13, 14, 15, Canvas water pails; 16, Army (mess) kit; 17, Axe with folding guard;  18, First aid kit; 19, Metal tent peg; 20, Folding lantern; 21, Kerosene stove; 22, Folding grate; 23, Cook kit; 24, Folding baker, canvas case.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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6 Responses to More Classic Camp Gear from the American West

  1. Very Interesting old style gear ! I repin your article on Pinterest!

  2. Very interesting indeed!

    Can you tell if the pillow is attached in figure 7?

  3. Very interesting indeed! Can you tell if the pillow is attached in figure 7 ???

    It almost looks like it is a cover. You roll the sleeping bag up from the foot end to the head end and the whole bundle rolls into the material then it is tied shut as a protective cover. The drawing makes it look as though it has been stuffed with something to give the user the idea of doing that in order to use it as a pillow.

    Your thoughts????

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