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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Vintage Camping Gear Reply with quote

There are several "stove" threads going but I didnt see anything on "other" VW or non VW camping gear. Lets see what you have from the past that makes your present easier or all the cooler Cool

As of late Ive been into finding out everything I can about Hirsch-Weis White Stag products for camping. Ive scored a couple of catalogs of their gear, one from the 70s and one from the 60s. You can see the 70s one here.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/hirsch_weis_camping.php

In that catalog there is a small two man tent called an Alpine. I was lucky enough to score one in the box. I have yet to set it up but it looks to be all there.

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Being here in the PNW close to where these tents were made gives me an advantage, but I see the vintage canvas tents on ePay and CraigsList all the time. So if you are interested in old big vintage canvas tents, start searching.

What started it all for me was this White Stag drive away side tent.

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Its taken me on a White Stag search for everything Hirsch Weis.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine a vintage camp out, period correct to your VW. They knew how to camp back in the day!

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Ive also recently picked up a travel buddy. Its a gas can/tool box. Very handy while out camping on the road.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool Jason!
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My family did a lot of camping and backpacking in the late '60s/early '70s when I was a kid, and I remember a huge brown White Stag tent and all the usual camping stuff of the time -- Coleman stoves and lanterns, coolers, etc. All that stuff is long gone now but I've started picking up vintage backpacking gear when I see it. I found an NOS '70s Kelty external frame backpack at a garage sale recently. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My family did a lot of camping and backpacking in the late '60s/early '70s when I was a kid, and I remember a huge brown White Stag tent and all the usual camping stuff of the time -- Coleman stoves and lanterns, coolers, etc. All that stuff is long gone now but I've started picking up vintage backpacking gear when I see it. I found an NOS '70s Kelty external frame backpack at a garage sale recently. Cool


Scott - Didn't I show you the old family lantern I had? I was lucky to get it Shocked When my folks split up, my mom had a garage sale and cleared out a bunch of stuff. I didn't know she was selling things and came over after it all went down. The lantern was sitting there unsold at $5. I grabbed it up quick and have had it ever since. There is a funny story attached to it- my father was trying to set it up at a camp site just as dark set in. He fumbled around with it for a half an hour or so. Curious to what was taking so long, my mom hits him with a flash light only to find several skunks walking around his feet like cats looking for scraps. Laughing

I was also able to set up my Stag tent and give it a wash down-inspection. Some minor issues that a sewing machine can fix.

The Family Lantern.
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My Girlfriends fathers Alpina Red back pack purchased in France (high dollar item at the time) and a Jap made swap find I got.
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An actual "Gerry" can Cool
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More yard sale swag. I grew up with a green Coleman like this.
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Vintage ski gear from the G-Friends mom. Just in case I need another broken leg Wink
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Sweet water jug. Cant wait to try this out to get that vintage plastic water taste from my youth. Rolling Eyes
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And the og boxes Razz
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Now these gray ones I just got yesterday at a yard sale. $10 for some nice "his" high end suit cases. These are for the discerning camper that doesn’t like to "rough" it Laughing .

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Here are some set up cleaning shots of the Stag Tent.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the stuff right there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a cool Hirsch Weis driveaway tent I picked up a while ago-

This is before i started cleaning- turned out nice

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: HIRSCH WEIS Reply with quote

I'm a huge fan I found my first tent a skyline for 5 dollars at a yard sale it was missing a few poles so I made my own. I have since found a couple of spare poles from people who did not dry out their tents.
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My second tent is a trail king that I found at a thrift store for $ 12 dollars.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit, I forgot I had this going. No one wants to post their cool vintage stuff so I keep putting it elsewhere!

Here are some more Hirsch Weiss-White Stag canvas tent shots. Man I love that big blue one Cool I just dont think Id ever use it.

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And this one is SWEET!

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More Weiss

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All on ePay now!

I almost forgot! My mom gave me one of her items she had in her stash. She bought this 25 years ago from a crusty old antique store in San Diego. This summer she gave it to me. I looked it up and its a 1937-1942 build Coleman 242B lantern. Very cool indeed and will look nice keeping my 74 Bus bright at the camp ground Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stash of vintage camping gear guys. I just recently took an interest in vintage gear and have been looking for some early Coleman lanterns and stoves at garage sales. Missed out on a 54 and 80 something set of lanterns, was just walking over to pick them up and another guys says "sorry already sold". I did score a nice 78 from my in-laws hunting cabin out in the hills, I will get a pictures up soon. Great thread, keep it going.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Vintage Camping Gear Photo Reply with quote

Vintage Camping Gear Photo appears in the 1957 FORD Treasury of Station Wagon Living Book.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage Kleeper ad with two kepper tents and two vw's from the 60's.
Kleeper makes folding boats that will fit in the back of a bug or bus or set up on the roof. Took me 8 years of looking to finaly find one tent like in the ad.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Kleeper bid top tent Reply with quote

I would love one like this would look just right next to a Westfalia big top tent.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just some way back images with plenty of old goodies to look at.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noice!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: 1951 j.c.higgins? Reply with quote

Only partial tags are left but one says ul 1951 (underwriter laboratories).some poles are migging I used 1/2" and 3/4" conduit for missing peices.one tag has 13'2"x13'2".no joke its huge and 1 person (me) can put it up in about 30 minutes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That tent is perfect for that bus!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got some new pics for you! Found these the other day when looking for old canvas tents Cool


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love these tents!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, the $hit we threw out years ago...
Pebble-finish all-aluminum ice chest
Heavy, hot canvas tents ("baker" tents)
Coleman stoves (I still have a WWII surplus unit) and lanterns
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