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Family Camping Better Homes Book 1961

Postby doris s. » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:05 pm

My dad gave me Family Camping Better Homes 1961 book, and it is a hoot! Here are some pics.

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Postby MountainBiker » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:05 pm

I have some Super 8 films from back in the early sixties when I camped as a kid
Our tent took about an hour to set up, took four people, and all cooking was done over an open fire.
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Postby Mightydog » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:36 pm

MountainBiker wrote:I have some Super 8 films from back in the early sixties when I camped as a kid
Our tent took about an hour to set up, took four people, and all cooking was done over an open fire.


...and we walked to school.

Uphill

Both ways.

Those old camping books are great. Everyone is so clean-faced and smiling.
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Postby MountainBiker » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:36 pm

and the women all wear dresses while camping

And not only did we walk uphill both ways to and from school, it was in snow up to our elbows. :lol:

Honestly, that tent was a nightmare. All canvas and weighed a ton. If I can find a picture, I'll post it
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Postby Martini » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:54 pm

We had a tent like that until my Dad traded in his Falcon for a 69 Toyota Corolla. We couldn't get the trunk lid shut with the tent inside.
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Postby Alfred » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Martini wrote:We had a tent like that until my Dad traded in his Falcon for a 69 Toyota Corolla. We couldn't get the trunk lid shut with the tent inside.


I learned to drive on a 62 Ford Falcon with three-on-the-tree, then graduated to a 1973 Beetle, then 1970 Beetle, but finally 78 Corolla that had 232,000 miles when someone hit me and took it out.

Now I'm driving a first generation 1989 Chevy S10 4cyl w/straight stick that I bought for $800 and it is butt ugly. But it runs good, had it over a year and only replaced the started and the ignition switch. No problems otherwise. Had 198,000 miles when I bought it and has 202,000 now! I dig that truck. Useful, low gas mileage, kinda fun to drive...

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Postby MountainBiker » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:29 am

We used to go camping in an old Jaguar when I was a kid. My dad always had a nack of picking up rare cars cheap. Had a huge trunk to carry everything.
My dad dropped the transmission crossing a bridge one day just as we were entering a camp ground. Got towed to the campsite where we unloaded, then they took the car away to fix it. I think it took a while because the parts were hard to find.
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Postby angib » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:42 pm

MountainBiker wrote:and the women all wear dresses while camping

And their husbands relaxed by taking their jacket off - while, of course, keeping their tie done up, like decent folk did.

MountainBiker wrote:And not only did we walk uphill both ways to and from school, it was in snow up to our elbows.

We used to dream of only having snow up to our elbows......
Four Yorkshiremen sketch (Youtube) - some of you may think this is a Monty Python sketch, but actually it predates that and this is the original.

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Postby Alfred » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:18 pm

angib wrote:
MountainBiker wrote:and the women all wear dresses while camping

And their husbands relaxed by taking their jacket off - while, of course, keeping their tie done up, like decent folk did.

MountainBiker wrote:And not only did we walk uphill both ways to and from school, it was in snow up to our elbows.

We used to dream of only having snow up to our elbows......
Four Yorkshiremen sketch (Youtube) - some of you may think this is a Monty Python sketch, but actually it predates that and this is the original.

Andrew


...And not only that, but we camped in teardrop campers, and they were good enough for us!

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4 minute video of our build - A 5x8 Camper for a family of 5 - http://youtu.be/CYGTlkfpIhY
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From plain trailer to campground!

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Postby canned o minimum » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:43 pm

Now Imma hafta FIND one a them books !!!


bein from the Pine tree state, we walked to school..uphill..with NO shoes !
Rode our books home like a sled...Muahahahahaha !!
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Marty Feldmant, Grahm Chapman and John Cleese! Too funny!

Postby Alfred » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:20 pm

angib wrote:Four Yorkshiremen sketch (Youtube) - some of you may think this is a Monty Python sketch, but actually it predates that and this is the original.

Andrew


Andrew! What an awesome sketch - John Cleese/Grahm Chapman who would go on to form Monty Python, and the classic Marty Feldman, too. So funny, I always thought it was just a Python sketch.

Of course, when we watched it as kids, we didn't have a TV, we had to take turns reciting it from inside a cardboard box, pretending it was a TV...

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Postby AJP » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:58 pm

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Postby Alfred » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:08 pm

AJP wrote:Amazon has several copies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000L0 ... e=&seller=


I just went to Amazon and bought a copy in like new condition for about $6.00. I want to learn how to camp out of a station wagon while wearing a tie.

Of course we didn't have computers and internet when I was a kid. We had a sliding rule that none of us understood how to use, an abacas and two cans connected by the string. When we lost the string we had to cut both bottoms out of the cans and yell through them. When this got boring we would eat the cans.

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Postby canned o minimum » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:26 pm

Back then, we were SO poor that On X-mas mornin...we exchanged GLANCES !
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Postby chorizon » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:53 am

AJP wrote:Amazon has several copies

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000L0 ... e=&seller=


There is 1 less copy now... ;) :thumbsup:

Thanks for the post!
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