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Mike Collins
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PostThu Apr 14, 2022 5:24 pm 
My Trapper Nelson Packboard isnít used anymore but it is a keeper.

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PostThu Apr 14, 2022 5:30 pm 
My 10th Mountain Division Ice Axe isnít going anywhere.

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PostSun Apr 24, 2022 3:23 pm 
My old 1966 Trapper Nelson and my Daddy's 1936 model! Only difference? is snap closures on the old model and a zipper on the 1960's version. Both usable but just wall hangers now. Oldest piece of gear that I use now is my 1975 MSR stove which is on it's third pump. I still have the original instructions which include, " if operating this stove makes you uncomfortable please return it for a full refund". This blow torch has made me uncomfortable many times, but I would never return it. I spit on your fancy newfangled whisperlites!

illegitimi non carborundum!

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PostWed May 25, 2022 1:22 pm 
My vintage forged crampons.

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

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PostWed May 25, 2022 2:40 pm 
reststep wrote:
My vintage forged crampons
My first purchase at REI. Day I got my #.

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PostWed May 25, 2022 3:37 pm 
I purchased my crampons at REI also back when REI was one room upstairs in a building on Pike Street.

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
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PostWed May 25, 2022 6:12 pm 
Yep

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PostWed Jun 15, 2022 4:57 pm 
mike wrote:
Are you sure those are traction devices? The scale could be off but those look a lot like the tops I saw women on the back of Harleys wearing that we passed near Jackson, WY. a few years ago. smile.gif

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PostFri Aug 12, 2022 11:03 pm 
Anyone else have a magnesium fire starter that is 20+years old and still has never been used?

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PostSat Aug 13, 2022 7:38 am 
no. sorry only slightly used

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PostThu Aug 25, 2022 5:54 am 
I still have, and occasionally use, my old JanSport pack, from the early 80's I believe. Just to clarify, that's the 1980's, not the 1880s, alright? One of the shoulder straps broke in 2014. I sent it back to JanSport saying if they could fix it, great, if not, just send it back to me. They put a brand-new set of shoulder straps on it. At over 5 pounds, it's high weight-to-volume ratio isn't competitive, but it still has its spot on my basement wall.
Great for 30 pounds of external loads
Great for 30 pounds of external loads
External frame comes in handy for other uses
External frame comes in handy for other uses

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 11:33 am 
Well, I still have my REI senior cruiser and use it, although I updated to my wife's we got 40 years ago. I has better pockets. My SVEA 123 is still going strong and is still in use. The carbide lamp I bought at REI in 1970 died, but I have a replacement I got off eBay. I have newer internal frame packs and they are comfortable, but they don't have pockets, and where do you put your sleeping bag?

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