Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent.

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

I recently visited The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

On display at the museum is an actual camp bed that was used by George Washington in 1775. I have to say, it looks remarkably similar to camp beds people use today. It seems to be a design that has lasted centuries. This particular camp bed looks like it folds right back up into a suitcase which is at the pillow end of the bed.

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

Also on display at the museum are photos from 1915 of people camping with what looks like a modern day awning tent off the side of a Model T Ford. There is also a roof top camper on the top of a Ford dated 1957.

It looks like these designs have been around for over 100 years, as long as cars have been around.

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

The most interesting camping display item was a ‘tent trailer’ from 1927. The design is very similar to modern day camper trailers!

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent., Fit Average Jo

Glamping may not be a new concept after all!

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I am a Personal Trainer working in the Outback. I love fitness and travel so I have combined both loves on social media. I am an Average Jo. I am fit, but I am not a fitness bunny. I am real. I eat nice food, I drink tasty beverages and I train it off with boxing, bootcamps and running. I travel any chance I can. Join me on my fitness and travel journey.

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