Luv them thrift stores!

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Luv them thrift stores!

Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:04 am

I see this might be a regular area for me..LOL!..Last week I picked up an interesting tent at St. Vinnies,an Early Winters Moonwing probably late 70s or early 80s(anybody else that old?).Two person,three season,Gore-tex one ;tunnel style,nonfreestanding,single pole up front and triangular at the foot,3.5lbs..Anybody ever hear of one?I can't seem to find any info anywhere about it.I'll see if I can figure out how to post a thumbnail..
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Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:10 am

I'll try this:
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Postby irrationalsolutions » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:12 am

sounds like a good deal to me. and looks good too. i never seem to find deals like that. i find other stuff but since i've been looking for a tent i cant seem to find one.
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Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:32 am

EarlyWinters....definitely vintage. What a great find and even better deal. Congrats on hitting the jackpot...lucky ;)
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Re: Luv them thrift stores!

Postby hoz » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:02 am

Ummmmm, my "tent jones" is jealous. I luvs sloping ridge designs.

What material and condition is the hoop pole? How much does the whole package weigh?

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Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:03 pm

Good morning!Has the Early Winters Logo and instruction booklet even.I contacted a guy with a website for EW and he has never seen one before either.The pole is a flat black fiberglass(I think) without metal sleeves,just a male female connection made on the pole.Total weight packed is 3-1/2lbs,about 54 wide..88 long..38 wide at the door..and 28 at the foot.The height is about 40 at the hoop but the roof slopes quite a bit.I can sit up in it though.Gore-tex..nylon coated floor.That floor neds a couple small sections resealed around the door end tie-outs..Think I should just coat them with seam sealer..about 1" x2" maximum spot? There's venting under the blue area with an inner gore-tex blue flap with velcro.I'll get a picture of the back up.
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Re: Luv them thrift stores!

Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:19 pm

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The foot room in the bottom end concerns me..but I might add a longer strap and a longer pole in the vertical pole sleeve to stretch it up a bit higher,make a little more room there.

I know you guys seem to be stove people ..I just missed an SVEA 123 with the pot on top that was in the box..went for a buck..So there should be one from seattle on ebay now or it sold right away..it looked like new from what I saw of it.The backroom people defintely didn't know what it was.
This area is pretty hot right now for camp gear..everybody must be getting new gear and donating their old!
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Re: Luv them thrift stores!

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:38 pm

Nice find, can't complain about the price. Give it 2 coats of sealer all the way around. 2 is better than one and 3 is..... ;)

I know you guys seem to be stove people ..I just missed an SVEA 123


Does it really show???? :lol: Making stoves is alot easier than packs tents and sleeping bags. Less expensive also if you become a gear enthusiest. We do have a tendancy to be stove oriented ;)

We like bargains. we buy alot of items we don't need right now but we will in the future. A lot of it we use to hide things under. :roll:
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Postby realityguy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:53 pm

Zelph..you appear to be one of the more fanatical about them than most on here.. :D
<p>A few months ago I was playing around with alcohol stoves..appears they've come quite a long ways since when I was looking before.
I made a couple really small ones using the older Kodak aluminum film containers with an inner liner of 1/2" aluminum conduit.They worked out pretty handy for day hikes where you just want to add a small cooker to a fannypack or even in your pocket.I still have to experiment with the jets to get a wider flame spread.They work okay but don't seem to quite get a decent quantity of water to boil ..but close enough for making cocoa at your destination and minimal to carry,using about 1/2 ounce of DA and a little prime(Armour vienna sausage can with wire mesh up about 1-1/2" above the can).Somewhere,I've got burn pictures...
<p>Now the reason I posted...Good find today!Got a nice new looking Thermarest pad for $5..that about completes everything I've been looking for and I guess I can quit now!(Right..Fat chance of that ever happening..LOL!)
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Re: Luv them thrift stores!

Postby zelph » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:39 am

Right, fat chance :mrgreen: keep on lookin, lots of bargins out there.

Small diameter stoves are good for 1 cup servings. Too hard to manage/balance larger pots. When you find some photos bring them on in. We love photos of fire :mrgreen:
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