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January 13, 2005


Fred Dallyn

I found 3 or 4 pack boards in my dads house when we cleaned it out. One is a Chas. Trager with the pack. It is in nice shape. I will dig it out and get more info on the label. One is a plain board that has US pennies for washers. Not sure about the others. He bought them used in Seattle at St Vincent de Paul at the south end of Lake Union about 45 years ago. He used one to hike into Cape Scott 30 years ago.I also have a Dribak jacket by JT&A in dirty but serviceable condition.

David Grimble

I worked for Jones Tent & Awning from 1965 to 1991 and for many years was the purchasing manager. We had the frame and ribs manufactured off site, we made the canvas items and assembled the board and bag. In those days prior to the first metal frames and nylon packs like Camptrails (that we were the first to import and sell in Canada) the trappers, outdoorsmen etc. liked the Trapper Nelson as if broke down they could repair it on the trail. If a metal frame broke a weld there was nothing they could do. It become to costly to make and production was stopped.

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