My first camping experience started me on a lifetime of adventures and love for the outdoors. Share your earliest camping photo… Bonus points if you can let me know what tent this might have been.
Agreed 100% dark tent - lol. Pretty sure it was canvas. Perhaps someone will recognize the tent pole bends. I’m guessing it was Sears or something along those lines. 1968/9ish
@Walker - What a fun post! Thanks for sharing that amazing photo. I did some searching for what that tent might have been, but have not come up with anything yet!
This is the earliest camping photo I can find in my files, from a camping trip near Huntington, West Virginia. While I'm bummed there is no exciting gear shown, the memories from living in the Appalachians as a kid are strong. We didn't do much camping growing up, but did spend tons of time out fishing and exploring old structures and that definitely influenced my life-long love of the outdoors!
Hopefully some other folks from the community will share their photos too! It'd be fun to see the similarities and differences.
Wow - thanks so much for searching!! So I think I have something pretty close. Looks like it might have been a JC Higgins Umbrella Tent (for Sears?) from the 1950’s.