There was a time when you could walk into an outdoor shop and buy camping gear without boning up on terminology (what the hell is Cuben Fiber?!) in preparation.

You could pitch your tent at the campground without your neighbor wandering over to geek out about his sleeping bag’s hydrophobia or how he managed to shave a couple ounces off his kit by using his trekking pole as a tentpole.

Yes, it was a simpler time, complete with back-breakingly heavy gear made of simple leather and stainless steel. It didn’t keep you quite as comfortable as today’s gee-whiz wonder materials, but it also didn’t wear out after a season of hard use (sometimes). We make those simple hiking, camping things. Most of them are based on designs from as far back as the viking. Give yourself a present of a piece of the old days for your now travels.