Milestones: 40 Years Ago In TIME

Long before hiking clothes became cool mall duds, TIME hailed the joys of the great outdoors. Even in 1961, CAMPING was becoming chic and high tech:

Once the last refuge of the male--the one leisure activity in which he could be stubble-bearded and dirty--camping has been taken over by women. Actually most women couldn't care less for the mess and comparative hardship of camping; as far as they are concerned, the whole thing is strictly for the magpies. But like golf widows and fishing widows, they know they are licked unless they join the menfolk, so they have revolted, picked up...

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