Tube Tent! Remember these?

Ever sleep in a tube tent?

Excuse the view but it's the only picture I have showing my backpacking group sleeping in tube tents which we sometimes did in good weather. We used clothespins to keep them from sliding around on the lines we used to run them on. Probably taken around 1966.

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Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - May 13, 2011 9:04 am - Voted 10/10

How could I remember?

I was not born yet... Thanks, for sharing these photos.

silversummit

silversummit - May 13, 2011 12:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How could I remember?

Oh you youngsters! Who knows what fad is here right now and will disappear tomorrow?

And thanks for looking at my antiques!
Kathy

EricChu

EricChu - May 20, 2011 7:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Gosh...

...I was only two years old back then...I don't remember if it was a tube tent my cousin and I used when we were both about twelve years of age or so, but I remember how thrilling it was for both of us kids putting up that tent in the forest above my aunt's and uncle's vacation home in the Swiss Alps and spending the night there...;-)

silversummit

silversummit - May 20, 2011 7:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gosh...

Glad it brings back some happy memories Eric!

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 20, 2011 9:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Aaaaa ...

In 1966, I was 9 years young.

I remember seeing "The Adults" putting these things up and having lots of fun in them.

Us kids were forced to sleep beneath the
stars, especially on the warmer evenings.

I liked the stars. I often wished I could
be amongst them, opposed to having to spend
the evening with a bunch of rowdy and snoring
ADULTS.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Jul 10, 2011 4:41 pm - Hasn't voted

I do remember those

Colin Fletcher said they were just fine! Of course, he lived in California ... I don't think he'd have recommended my idea of mixing a tube tent, down sleeping bag, and eastern T-storms ...

silversummit

silversummit - Jul 10, 2011 9:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I do remember those

How true! We quickly abandoned them as well....

myrone

myrone - Jul 31, 2011 10:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Yes, I remember

Hot, short, but all we had at the time. We stayed dry. Man you take me back to times I hiked/hitchhiked around New England and met some terrific people. Fun stuff.
Thank you, Kathy

silversummit

silversummit - Aug 1, 2011 2:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes, I remember

Always glad to be of service for going down memory lane Myrone!
Cheers!

reboyles

reboyles - Jun 10, 2013 10:14 am - Voted 10/10

Tube Tent!

Ah ha, a plastic tube tent and a piece of twine was my first ultralight backpacking gear. They were functional and kept us dry but left a lot to be desired in rough weather. I remember trying not to touch the inside walls that were always dripping with water in the morning.

silversummit

silversummit - Jun 10, 2013 4:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tube Tent!

I almost forgot about those wet walls, inside and out! Had to avoid the walls also in the canvas tents in that era (maybe that's why they were so large and difficult to carry around. Thanks for jogging my memory!

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