Jumbo tent $4.75!
I love finding old images like this. They show that we never really change yet are on a continuum of adaptation. The bows that support the canvas top on this (I believe aftermarket) truck bed are reminiscent of much earlier wagons of the Old West. Space was extremely limited in the cab of these old … Continue reading Early Car Camping
Vintage ad for Jaeger, Pure Wool Bedding. I love wool... I lost the reference for this one but I think it's very early 1900s.
I made it out for a brief stay in the eastern Ozarks this week. The rain and cold came back just in time for my outing making it a little less comfortable than it could have been but I still enjoyed the time out. I chose to stay fairly low-tech with the exception of a … Continue reading Cozy Camp
The Stonebridge Lantern; a classic, lightweight, packable candle lantern that was very popular once upon a time in the U.S. The Stonebridge is an ingenious piece of design work as it folds almost perfectly flat for travel; like origami in tin. Weighing in at only 11 ounces (.31 kilos) without a candle it's a camp … Continue reading The Stonebridge Folding Lantern
Complete Camping Cook Outfit for Only $6.15! Get your's today! I want to share a classic camping advertisement for the F. C. Wilson & Co. from the 1916 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. Weighing in at 20 pounds it might be a bit heavy for backpacking but would be great for the car, wagon, pack-horse, … Continue reading More Classic Camping
Primitive is a loaded word for some people. To me, it means simple and lacking industrial materials. That's not to say primitive cannot be complex or fine work; in fact, it's often just the opposite. Sometimes even, it involves recycling the detritus of the modern world, such as tire rubber for shoe soles. Looking at … Continue reading Practicing Primitive Daily
Excellent work from our Tuscany comrade. I hope to find the magazine and make one myself!