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Vintage Camping and Backpacking Times

The 1970s was the golden decade of backpacking! Eric Ryback hiked the PCT and the CDT, and wrote two books that fired our passion to chase his footsteps. The evolution of camping gear was moving forward at incredible speed with new technology, ideas, fabrics, and equipment to outfit the adventurous spirit in all of us chasing the dream of the wilderness experience, over 30 years ago. This is a glimpse into the golden age of backpacking, and into my closet of dusty and moldy old camping gear. I'm also adding some cast iron cooking gear used in the early 1900s in old logging camps.
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Griswold Cast Iron Cook Ware from Erie, Pennsylvania
:: Griswold Cast Iron Cook Ware from Erie, Pennsylvania ::
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Pole Sleeve Oval 1979
North Face Oval Intention 1976
North Face Oval Intention 1976
TNF Logo
TNF Logo
Seiad Valley PCT Trail head June 21, 1976 - my first day on the PCT!
Seiad Valley PCT Trail head June 21, 1976 - my first day on the PCT!
Stateline along the old PCT
Stateline along the old PCT
Rest break on Grider Creek PCT
Rest break on Grider Creek PCT
Pamelia Lake trail 1977
Pamelia Lake trail 1977
Rest break on PCT 1977 -  Russell Creek Mt Jefferson Wilderness
Rest break on PCT 1977 - Russell Creek Mt Jefferson Wilderness
Teddi Boston on Lower Devils 1976
Teddi Boston on Lower Devils 1976
Wahtum Lake Campfire 1977
Wahtum Lake Campfire 1977
Vintage trail sign on the old Pacific Crest Trail
Vintage trail sign on the old Pacific Crest Trail
Phoebus 625 stoves made in Austria
Phoebus 625 stoves made in Austria
Optimus 8R stove cases made in Sweden
Optimus 8R stove cases made in Sweden
Optimus 8R stoves
Optimus 8R stoves
Monte Dodge at home with fire
Monte Dodge at home with fire
Monte with his ancient camping gear
Monte with his ancient camping gear
Early 1970s REI down bag label
Early 1970s REI down bag label
Two old vintage hiking farts..that still hike
Two old vintage hiking farts..that still hike
1970s REI and Sierra Designs Wilderness tent
1970s REI and Sierra Designs Wilderness tent
Philmont Rangers 1974
Philmont Rangers 1974
Philmont Rangers 1975
Philmont Rangers 1975
Coleman 442 fired
Coleman 442 fired
Coleman L427 USFS Lantern,1933
Coleman L427 USFS Lantern,1933
Coleman 425 stove from 1950s
Coleman 425 stove from 1950s
Vintage Mountain Climber's Wooden Ice Axes
Vintage Mountain Climber's Wooden Ice Axes
1973 Kelty Serac
1973 Kelty Serac
Me hiking in Indiana
Me hiking in Indiana
Grand Canyon 1974
Grand Canyon 1974
Grand Canyon 1974
Grand Canyon 1974
Desolation Wilderness Heather Lake
Desolation Wilderness Heather Lake
Svea 123 backpacking stove
Svea 123 backpacking stove
Svea123 fired up
Svea123 fired up
Optimus 111B stove
Optimus 111B stove
Optimus 99 backpacking stove
Optimus 99 backpacking stove
Cassin ice axe emblem
Cassin ice axe emblem
Fritsch Ice Axe emblem
Fritsch Ice Axe emblem
Vintage wooden ice axes
Vintage wooden ice axes
Stubai Ice Axe Emblems
Stubai Ice Axe Emblems
Stubai Ice Axe Emblem
Stubai Ice Axe Emblem
MSR-G expedition stove from the mid 1970s
MSR-G expedition stove from the mid 1970s
Eric Ryback High Adventure 1970 PCT Book
Eric Ryback High Adventure 1970 PCT Book
Eric Ryback Ultimate Journey 1972 CDT Book
Eric Ryback Ultimate Journey 1972 CDT Book
Eric Ryback- Canada to Mexico 1972
Eric Ryback- Canada to Mexico 1972
Eric's Big Ridge Campsite 1970
Eric's Big Ridge Campsite 1970
Chouinard Pyramid tent 1987
Chouinard Pyramid tent 1987
1936 Car Campsite in the Sunset Magazine
1936 Car Campsite in the Sunset Magazine
Pacific Crest Trail story in Sunset Magazine July 1936 page 29
Pacific Crest Trail story in Sunset Magazine July 1936 page 29
Pacific Crest Trail story in Sunset Magazine July 1936 page 30
Pacific Crest Trail story in Sunset Magazine July 1936 page 30
Go Climb Mt Jefferson story in July 1936 Sunset Magazine
Go Climb Mt Jefferson story in July 1936 Sunset Magazine
Pacific Crest Trail photos - Sunset Magazine July 1936
Pacific Crest Trail photos - Sunset Magazine July 1936
MSR Firefly Stove fired up
MSR Firefly Stove fired up
MSR Firefly Stove and windscreen bowl
MSR Firefly Stove and windscreen bowl
MSR Firefly Stove - 1984
MSR Firefly Stove - 1984
MSR Firefly May1983 Backpacker Mag advertisement
MSR Firefly May1983 Backpacker Mag advertisement
SIGG -TOURIST Logo
SIGG -TOURIST Logo
SIGG TOURIST and SVEA 123 stove
SIGG TOURIST and SVEA 123 stove
SIGG TOURIST Cook kit, vintage 1970s
SIGG TOURIST Cook kit, vintage 1970s
SIGG TOURIST Cook Kit Fired up
SIGG TOURIST Cook Kit Fired up
SIGG TOURIST 2 Quart Pot Boiling
SIGG TOURIST 2 Quart Pot Boiling
SIGG TOURIST 1.5 Quart Pot Boiling
SIGG TOURIST 1.5 Quart Pot Boiling
1972 Nat Geo School Bulletin about Ryback
1972 Nat Geo School Bulletin about Ryback
Ryback along  Washington PCT 1970
Ryback along Washington PCT 1970
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin 1972
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin 1972
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin 1972
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin 1972
Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak campsite- 1970s
Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak campsite- 1970s
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin
Ryback story in Nat Geo School Bulletin
Early version of SVEA 123 stove
Early version of SVEA 123 stove
Vintage Sigg bottle and SVEA 123 stove
Vintage Sigg bottle and SVEA 123 stove
SVEA 123 Made in Sweden Logo
"SVEA 123 Made in Sweden" Logo
Sievert Logo stamped on SVEA 123 pot handle
Sievert Logo stamped on SVEA 123 pot handle
Cliff Lake Campsite - Marble Mtn Wilderness
Cliff Lake Campsite - Marble Mtn Wilderness
My 1973 Svea 123 at work in the 21st century.
My 1973 Svea 123 at work in the 21st century.
My 1973 Svea 123 at work in the 21st century.
My 1973 Svea 123 at work in the 21st century.
Rare rock fish captured at Paradise Lake
Rare rock fish captured at Paradise Lake
Paradise Lake USFS fire pit built in 1932
Paradise Lake USFS fire pit built in 1932
Craig and me at Portland Arch
Craig and me at Portland Arch
Josiah at Giant City SP, Illinois
Josiah at Giant City SP, Illinois
Our Eipperformance hanglider, like 1973
Our Eipperformance hanglider, like 1973
Dana Design Terraplane
Dana Design Terraplane
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent
North Face Westwind tent at nite
North Face Westwind tent at nite
North Face Westwind tent at nite
North Face Westwind tent at nite
North Face Westwind tent at nite
North Face Westwind tent at nite
Vintage Kelty backpack  seen in Uintas
Vintage Kelty backpack seen in Uintas
Vintage 1970s Lowa Alpspitz Mountaineering boots
Vintage 1970s Lowa Alpspitz Mountaineering boots
1970s Lowa Boot Logo
1970s Lowa Boot Logo
Mad Monte Dodge on Mt Whitney 1977
Mad Monte Dodge on Mt Whitney 1977
Backpacking Equipment Buyer's Guide 1978
Backpacking Equipment Buyer's Guide 1978
Kelty Serac on the Caribou Lake trail during my first hike in the Alps.
Kelty Serac on the Caribou Lake trail during my first hike in the Alps.
1976 2008 Lower Devils Lookout.jpg
1976 2008 Lower Devils Lookout.jpg
Mark McCorkle ready to hit the PCT in 1976
Mark McCorkle ready to hit the PCT in 1976
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