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PostMon Jan 20, 2014 3:07 pm 
Too many tents on the shelf here...... This is my Sierra Designs Glacier tent from 1971 or 1972. I bought this at EMS for one of my first backpacking trips. It didn't get a lot of use - perhaps 20 nights or so - always with a plastic footprint underneath- before I bought a Stephenson 3R. It's been sitting in dry storage since the late 70s. I just pitched the tent today and it seems in good shape. The zippers all work - including the 'cookhole' zipper - and the fly seems still waterproof (I gave it a good hosing down with the garden sprayer). The tent and fly are clean, with no 'old tent' smell. The fly is creased but water beads on it and it seems waterproof. There is a 1" repair in the mosquito netting at the main door. Poles are in good shape with original shock cord. Guylines and stuffsacks are not original, and the pegs are an assortment of metal skewers. I can include a DIY homemade 'mosquito net tent' (copy of the Glacier) with bathtub floor if the buyer covers the shipping. (I used the net tent and the Glacier fly on a canoe trip on the Coppermine in the 80s.) Shipping from BC to USA locations via CanadaPost Expedited parcel will be about $35. Buyer to pay exact shipping cost- no extra handling charges. Payment by Paypal. Please make me an offer; I don't know the value of these tents. I'd like to get an axe to replace my Chouinard bamboo-shaft axe which got left in a cache in India (never revisited, sadly) .... Please ask any questions here or via pm. Thanks John Victoria BC

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PostTue Jan 21, 2014 12:20 pm 
Gee, I have one of those too. about $25 O.B.O. BTW.

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PostTue Jan 21, 2014 1:16 pm 
wolffie wrote:
Gee, I have one of those too.
Definitely a classic....which I didn't use as much as I should have, I guess. It was 'top of the line' when I bought it....I remember it cost about $130 which would be over $600 in 'today's money'... smile.gif <cue music: 'Memories'.....> biggrin.gif

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PostSun May 04, 2014 9:14 am 
This tent has 'gone to a new home'...i.e. sold. Thanks

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PostMon May 05, 2014 8:47 am 
VicTrekker wrote:
This tent has 'gone to a new home'...i.e. sold. Thanks
How much did you get?

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PostMon May 05, 2014 9:36 am 
Ringangleclaw wrote:
VicTrekker wrote:
This tent has 'gone to a new home'...i.e. sold. Thanks
How much did you get?
I'm old-fashioned about this...gentlemen don't 'kiss and tell'... smile.gif I'm happy and I hope the new owner is also...shipping is expensive these days, so one must be reasonable.... It opens up a slot on my gear shelf! wink.gif wink.gif FYI, I saw a similar (era, style) N. Face tent go on ebay a little while ago for just over $100 + shipping (within US sale)...

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PostMon May 05, 2014 9:41 am 
They'd be of value just for collecting. Nylon will rot just in the bag. Maybe not rot, but deteriorate enough that it may not tough out a wind storm

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PostMon May 05, 2014 5:34 pm 
Ringangleclaw wrote:
They'd be of value just for collecting. Nylon will rot just in the bag. Maybe not rot, but deteriorate enough that it may not tough out a wind storm
I'd advise you to be safe and buy a new tent often. smile.gif

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PostMon May 05, 2014 6:21 pm 
Don't worry about me, I've been around the block a time or two. Forty three years is a long time for a tent.

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