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Sillybugs2

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Besides living things that is.

We still take my parents old Coleman gas lantern. They acquired it in 1972 when the bought a Minnie Winnebago. They gave it to us in 1992 when we started tent camping. Still works great and have only had to change mantels.


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And I thought we had discussed every topic possible.

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We take a Pyrex top of the stove percolator, probably circa 1970, if I remember correctly. Last year we had to replace the pot part, but the original insides and lid are still there. We have used it in two truck campers and five different travel trailers. Nothing makes better coffee.

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Myself... Even to older stuff we take is younger than me.

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My motor home 25 years old


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Our "emergency" coffee percolator is a stainless steel one that my parents first used when we went tent camping in the mid-40's. The percolator basket and pump are tucked away in case of drip machine failure, but we use the pot frequently for general purpose water heating for tea, etc.


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We take lots of old stuff on various camping trips. Uncle's Coleman lantern that we inherited from early 1950s. Mess kit that provides some of pans for motorhome dates from first years of marriage in early 1970s. Ice chest, coffee pot, hatchet, knives, and more came from my father from the 1950s also. Our Coleman stove (real Coleman with gas) we purchased about 1976. Don't forget the cast iron skillets. I actually have 4 Coleman stoves and 2 Coleman backpacking stoves - great for cooking for groups.

Of course, we date from the late 1940s so we are about the same age as our camping gear.

If you are a real camper, the equipment will last for generations. Our children are married and now use some of the equipment we gave them. Happy camping!

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The wool blanket in the Excursion was made by my great aunt during the depression with wool from her sheep and my mother gave it to me. Last year I had to take my mother to have her eyes dilated and she saw it in the back seat. I though she might not like it being out but she was glad to see it being used.





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My grandfather's jack knife - 100 yrs. old.


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