This page describes books and used camping equipment available for sale. Most of the equipment was used by Eva and me for a few camping trips and now has been replaced. It was well-loved and still has a lot of life left in them. A few more items belong to friends and are offered on consignment. Please note that the prices listed on this page do not include shipping costs. Your shipping cost will depend upon the size and weight of the item plus the distance from Huntsville, Alabama to your home.

Books

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Basic Tent Camping (2015) provides detailed information and practical recommendations about eight equipment categories: shelter, bedding, tools, furniture, medical supplies, kitchen equipment, clothing, and personal items. Then it describes dozens of practical procedures for planning trips, packing perishable and nonperishable foods, traveling to distant destinations, setting up camp, cooking meals, living comfortably in the outdoors, finding fun things to do, sleeping well, and preserving equipment. In addition to providing basic information and recommendations, each chapter adds interesting details about the history of tent camping, outdoor ethics, and my past experiences. View Amazon.com description    . . . . . $25 includes free shipping

The Tent Camper's Handbook (2012) is an early version of Basic Tent Camping but has many personal stories about my early camping trips. View Amazon.com description.     . . . . .  $15 includes free shipping

Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel was initially published in 2008 and revised in 2014. It provides specific information for people who travel by motorcycle. It has been very popular with the motorcycle riding community. View Amazon.com description     . . . . .  $20 & $25 includes free shipping

The Family Camping Guide to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois & Indiana (2014) describes the best camping destinations in these four Lake Michigan states. It would be a great resource for anyone living in these states, passing through them, or considering a circle tour of Lake Michigan. View Amazon.com description     . . . . .  $25includes free shipping

Kitchen Gear

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Top: Large GSI Bugaboo Cook Set with light wear but no major scratches, dents, or cracks; includes 3 & 2-quart pots, plastic lids with drain holes, fry pan, plastic cutting board & detachable handle     . . . . .  $45 plus shipping

Bottom: Small GSI Bugaboo Cook Set with moderate wear; includes 2 & 1 1/2-quart pans, metal lids/fry pans, plastic cutting board & detachable handle     . . . . .  $35 plus shipping

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Miscellaneous Kitchen items; 9" non stick aluminum frying pan without a handle; enamelware pot/mixing bowl with lid; Lexan eating utensils; 4 stainless steel bowls; 9 plastic sporks; 2 Coleman enamel wear plates; 4 plastic Christmas plates. Will sell individually or as a lot for     . . . . .  $50 plus shipping

Stoves

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Woody Folding Campfire Stove; Stove only     . . . . .  $100plus shipping; Cooking Grate     . . . . .  $25

Camp Axes

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Note that all axes come with a custom made leather sheath ($20 value) and a lanyard hole. Most have their original handle. From L to R

Plumb Michigan pattern with replacement handle     . . . . .  $60 plus shipping

Guaranteed Plumb Boy Scout with original handle and wedge screw     . . . . .  $70 plus shipping

Craftsman Single Oval with original handle     . . . . .  $65 plus shipping

Craftsman = with original handle and lanyard     . . . . .  $60 plus shipping

Fulton with original handle and overstrike collar     . . . . .  $60 plus shipping

Dunlap with original handle     . . . . .  $55 plus shipping

Knives

Many of these knives are one-of-a-kind custom knives that were made by some of the top knife makers during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most of these makers are now deceased. I ordered each knife from the maker and waited sometimes up to two years for it to be made to my specifications - and I still have the correspondence for most of these knives. All of them have stainless steel blades. Most of them have never been used and are dangerously sharp! To learn more about these knives and their makers, search the internet for the makers name. You will see that the prices listed here are much lower than the average prices listed on the web.

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From L to R

Corbet Sigman Model #7 fighter with curly maple handle, and nickel silver guard     . . . . .  $500 plus shipping

Randal #1 fighter with stag handle, nickel silver guard & sharpening stone    . . . . . . . . . . .   SOLD

Frank Centofante Model #6 fighter with elephant tusk ivory handles, red spacers, tapered tang & original order paperwork     . . . . . $500 plus shipping

William Gordon (DuFreest) sub hilt fighter with paper micarta handles and scrimshaw work (rose on presentation side and nude on reverse side).     . . . . .  $300 plus shipping

C Morris fighter with paper micarta handle & leopard scrimshawed on reverse side. This knife comes with a very nice cedar display box but no sheath     . . . . .  $350 plus shipping

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Frank Centofante Model #5 boot knife with mother of pearl handle and nickel silver bolster     . . . . .  $370 plus shipping

Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner; used for 3 or 4 trips     . . . . .  $100 plus shipping

A.G. Russell Sting boot knife; has my initials (FMD IV) engraved at base of blade    . . . . .  $150 plus shipping

Oleson California Dirk boot knife with abalone shel handle inlays and nickel silver sheath     . . . . .  $400 plus shipping

Cold Steel Master Tanto      . . . . .   $100 plus shipping

 

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