I 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.
6 thoughts on “More Classic Camp Gear from the American West”
Very Interesting old style gear ! I repin your article on Pinterest!
Great! I love this old stuff.
Very interesting indeed!
Can you tell if the pillow is attached in figure 7?
I think it is. Maybe a sewn bag to stuff with clothing?
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.
I think you are exactly correct!