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Old 02-16-2016, 10:51 AM   #29
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I still have my father's Eddie Bauer down bag that I'm pretty sure dates from 1964. I use it my Casita to this day.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:55 AM   #30
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ZachO, if I Pictured a 48 year old person lying on their back, I would be picturing a much YOUNGER person ! David in Fresno and Sonora
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:09 PM   #31
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I took a minute to come up with how to phrase that...which is why I went with "a slightly older" person.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:36 PM   #32
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Early camping was done in the back yard using dads old sleeping bag that came home from wwii. The liner was a course itchy wool thing that scratched you all night long in your " tent" made of card table and old blankets. Great for a nine year old in th 40's. In about 1952 I graduated to my own bag that I took to Boy Scout camp. The bag has long ago fallen apart but the varying bag is still around. My last bag was/ is a down filled nylon one that I used with a Hennesy Hammock. It will fit into a compression sack and take up about two cups of space. The old scout bag rolled into a large sausage that was larger than your clothes bag and probably weighed in at 15 pounds or better. It took two boys or more to carry the canvass bell tent and another to bring the massive centre pole. My little sack and hammock are less than 5 pounds when added together. Something I really needed as age crept up on me.
Hmmmmmm! Maybe it's time to have a yard sale.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:14 PM   #33
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one thing occurs to me as i relish all the stories that have been shared here is that we're all still camping. i think we're born with it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:43 PM   #34
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... My last bag was/ is a down filled nylon one that I used with a Hennesy Hammock. It will fit into a compression sack and take up about two cups of space. ...
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I thought the down filling would crush and clump, and become useless, if heavily compressed. How is it possible to get it that small and have the down still fluff out afterward?
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:53 PM   #35
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No problem with compression.
And, contrary to what many believe, Do Not Dry Clean ( according to the instructions ).
Machine wash on delicate. Do not bleach. Do not use fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:15 PM   #36
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.....And then shake well to fluff the down back to introduce an airspace between the feathers.


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Old 02-17-2016, 05:20 PM   #37
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You can also toss a clean sneaker ( or similar hard rubber object ) in the dryer, with the sleeping bag to help fluff it.
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Wow, good info, thanks.

In that case, I'll take 1 down jacket, extra dry ... shaken, not stirred. Preferably in olive.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:07 AM   #39
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I would like to downsize some of the camping 'stuff' we have. However, we have grands whose parents have little camping gear for them to use. They don't take them camping - we do! They use our aged MEC tent - a Northwind. We supply the sleeping bags, self inflating air mattresses and endless food cooked on our stove in our pots. Also lifejackets, fishing gear, sometimes an old windbreaker or raincoat. When they fit our clothes they borrow cheerfully. The gear is all stored in our house and dragged out every summer. Other than for the grands we have no use for most it - we graduated to a wee Trillium.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #40
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hazel--me, too! the son has already appropriated my 6 person tent , since "you have a trailer, now, and won't be needing it, right?" i just got all of my down bags and thermarests of various vintage back from him after a trip the family took last fall. once again, proof that buying quality is wise. not once, when squeezing out the $$ it took at the time, did i envision children and grandchildren as beneficiaries of all the gear! who knows? maybe even great-grands someday!
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:29 AM   #41
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This thread got me looking at all the older camp gear and there will be a yard sale in the summer. There's a collection of over 35 fishing poles, just to start with. Camp stoves, lanterns, three tents, cookware, old Coke coolers and a pile of other gear.
Some things can be reused or repurposed.
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Hubby Ron still has his Eddie Bauer "lift jacket" purchased in 1962. In subsequent years he's worn it into their flagship store and noticed that he was being followed around by young sales people, who were trying to determine where it came from. Quality is not only quality, it is usually also classic!
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