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Housing from the past: Quonset Huts

The Nissen or Quonset hut was invented during WWI, and used in massive quantity during WWII. I love that the huts destined for the Pacific Theater were made entirely of spruce, since steel rusted out too quickly in the tropical environment. There’s a big Quonset hut behind our sewing contractor’s factory in Springfield, Oregon. It’s …

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Suggested Mobile Housing

Lloyd Kahn is one of my heroes. His book Shelter has been a guide and comfort through many, many years of dreaming of building my own home somewhere. His blog is highly recommended for lots of pictures and great writing about structures and the people who build them. And he’s still skating at 70+! This …

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Archival Shelter: Wall Tents

by Tom BonamiciAs mentioned in a prior post, Archival Clothing friend (and first-generation AC Rucksack owner) Will D. lived in a wall tent for a year. After he visited me in Brooklyn, we’ve been chatting about traditional bedrolls and other projects to kit him out for his upcoming Trackers NW courses. Though I doubt I’d …

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