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    Senior Member lilricky's Avatar
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    S&H Green Stamps, I remember them fondly. Got a inflatable raft from them due to my Mom shopping at the local IGA.

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    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
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    I too remember the S&H Green Stamps. That was the height of consumerism back then
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    All that and still have my "Class 5" sleeping bag. Hey, I'm old!

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    I still have a zero degree Holubar bag (serviceable but heavy and bulky) and a Gerry Down Sweater (both items purchased about 1970), but my old REI external frame backpack finally gave up the ghost many moons ago.

    Of more recent vintage, I still have my Dana Designs Astralplane and Bomb Packs (both US made).

    If I had to guess what gear I now have that will be uber-durable and long lived, I'd suggest:
    1. WM down sleeping bags
    2. Hammock Gear down insulation (TQ and UQ)
    3. Empire Canvas Works Camp Coat, Vest, Arctic Parka...frankly anything they make is a lifetime item. Kevin Kinney (the owner) makes AWESOME gear.
    4. Feathered Friends Volant Jacket with Hood
    5. Wintergreen Designs fleece parka and wind parka (featured in my avatar photo).
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    JRB, Clark ultralight, Hennessy . .
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    What a fun website!

    I still have my Stephenson Warmlite catalog from forever ago.
    Ultralight before most other people thought about ultralight.
    I always wanted one of their tents.

    My first polypro long underwear came from Early Winters.
    I made my own gore-tex tent after seeing one in their catalog.
    I still use and Early Winters thermos to take coffee to work everyday.

    The Yak Works catalog was another that I kept for a long time.
    Very interesting backpacks!

    Marti

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    Senior Member dblhmmck's Avatar
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    I remember!

    I still have an Early Winter's goretex bag cover and their mesh stuff sacks. I was also a fan of "Yak Works", and still own a solar battery charger that they made.

    And let's not forget "Walrus", a spin off of Sierra Designs. I have the "Rocket" tent a two hoop marvel not unlike the Henry Shire TarpTent (Cloudburst). But the best years for cottage industry gear are IMHO the present ones. Thanks for the fond memories though.
    "Better living through Hammockry"

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