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Old 09-29-2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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Old days camping

Other than a few tent nights with the Boy Scouts, I never went camping so I have no memories to share but this looks like it was pretty cool
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:26 AM   #2
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Back then people camped with a lot less
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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Yes I agree! Both my wife and I started out tent camping, she in the early 60's with her mom and dad and I all summer long with the Boy Scouts and than Explorer Scouts.


We got married in the fall of 1970's and started camping; borrowing her parents tent and gear at first.


We would pack full the VW Beetle with camping gear and take off for two weeks in the summer, until our first born came along. Had to upgrade to a full size Jeep to carry the baby gear. We finally bought our first camper a 1979 COX and used this for several years. We still talk about every where we went and did back than.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:41 AM   #4
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I prefer 'a lot less' actually. Having been an Eagle Scout and backpacking and sleeping on the ground for years without any luxuries, I can do basic RV'ing with no issues at all.

If I want all the luxuries, I can stay home, on the farm. I live in a remote area anyway.

I just can't wrap myself around carting all the stuff. with me to go 'camping'. Maybe I'm a minority, but it's fine with me.

You can see my 'RV' in the 2016 camp sites thread...or here....
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:58 AM   #5
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Started camping in a 1958 Little Gem ( 18FT). No electric ( AC or DC) propane furnace, stove, fridge, light ( put out more heat than furnace). foot pump cold water only. Mom Dad and three kids. No phone, WiFi, TV or radio. Spent entire summer for many years ( many of best summers I ever had). Seems like the the more stuff we cram in to our RV's the more we have to stress about.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:10 AM   #6
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I've always wanted a Serro Scotty (I almost bought one new when the company was in business back in the 60's).

Basic trailer and lasting value. Could have bought a new one (loaded with the basic stuff) for about 1500 back then.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:18 AM   #7
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Back then people camped with a lot less
I had a trailer like that in the late 70's, it was used but all I could afford.

Icebox
Might have had a propane stove, don't remember, never used it anyway
Hand pump water faucet
Canvas bunk on dowel rods above the extra small bed in the back end
No air conditioning
Pulled it with a 1969 GMC truck. Pulled it off of a bent piece of flat iron attached to the bumper where the hitch ball was supposed to go so it would be level.

For some reason we thought it was lots of fun

Son and I also spent some time in the camper shell on my 1978 Chevy.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:24 AM   #8
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Seen this one afternoon this summer..time warp on the 401
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Back then people camped with a lot less
....and were thankful !!

as per Bill Cosby
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:31 AM   #10
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I still use my Coleman lantern all the time....
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