During last night's BBC Countryfile episode one of the presenters visited a traditional clog maker. I'm not sold on the idea of clogs but was quite taken with the bladed tool he used to prepare the wooden soles.
Worth a watch.
Presumably via ticks?
I picked up Lymes in Transylvania at about the same time, I was treated quickly and suffered no further problems, since then I check myself daily when out and about and get the blighters of me asap, if a mosquito bite now carries the risk of infection then thats going to...
For your consideration, a Pelicase 1450.
Very tough, waterproof and small enough to shove into a large rucksack or to be strapped to your canoe keeping your photographic gear safe.
The lid depth will easily hold a medium sized laptop leaving plenty of space for tools or...
It is branded PRI (Police Resources International) who according to their website are the Karrimor SF (Special Forces) UK Distributor. I've had a couple of Karrimor Sabres and this is as well built, whether it is made at a Karrimor factory or elsewhere I don't know.
I hope this helps. :)
For your consideration, a Predator 45 pack from PRI.
This is in desert camouflage and in superb condition, if you look at last picture showing the base the buckles show no scuffs or damage and this condition is the same throughout, you'd think it was brand new...