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    Penrith survival

    I have located details on companies House. Don't know why I didn't try there first, admin please feel free to close this thread.
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    Penrith survival

    Hi all, I know there's a lot of people who know a lot people on here. I'm hoping someone can help. I would like to contact the people who owned Penrith survival, used to be called survival aids I believe. I know there is currently another company called survival aids, I don't know if they are...
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    Jungle boots

    US boots that i have and preferred the most have been altama and belleville made. I had a pair of the green canvas type that said ro-search on the sole, i wore them till they fell of my feet and were the best ones I've had, worth a fortune apparently due to a stitched seam running vertically up...
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    Jungle boots

    I have a pair of all canvas french jungle boots made by WISSART. They are copied by PALLADIUM model is called pampa. I believe they issued these since algeria for hot weather or jungle work. They are like stiff soled converse hi tops. Very comfy too. Not very hard wearing though. I have seen...
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    Rucksack Recommendations

    Osprey are the biz. I like lowe alpine too.
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    Norrona Recon Jacket

    Jacket a bit short in the body as its designed for use with salopette use, the munro i mean, it is superb though. I have an older keela jacket in horrible red and green but wont part with it as its a heavy ripstop outer, and breathes very well and never leaks. Great hoods as well which is a rare...
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    Jungle boots

    Never tried the german ones but look good. I always use US issue jungle boots, have done so for 15 years or more now. Get about a years wear out of a pair as the soles wear quickly. With minimal breaking in they fit like slippers and are supremely comfortable. Have used the desert version as well.
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    Surplus shop miserable tight sods

    My personal feeling why retail draws less people and holds less people each year in its employ is that more and more people are unwilling to put up with relentless hours on the front line of selling and for very poor pay. Each employer varies massively in the perks, bonuses comissions offered...
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    Surplus shop miserable tight sods

    Let me also add that military gear is a very specific product with limited appeal, we all love it but its not mainstream products. Its not food or drink, its not consumables, it doesnt wear out very quickly, its not essential kit, its not sports related, it has no branding or advertising...
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    Surplus shop miserable tight sods

    Its a tricky one this, i agree tho mate that a lot of shops fall well below. I kinda like have a rummage tho? I go to one in hingham in norfolk, hell its got a dirt floor in half the shop, i love it habe a proper rummage throuh old stuff. Always buy something. The one in my own town, chap seems...
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    Surplus shop miserable tight sods

    I tried to sell a bit of surplus on eBay, and had been a retail manager for over 10 years, and its bloody hard graft, insane pressures and people expecting you to give it away. Then you have to deal with missed deliveries, rearranged deliveries, suppliers not supplying the right stuff and then...
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    A Quick Quiz- New Question

    Bottle stoppers?
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    How many Ray Mear's World of Survival episodes?

    Sorry, old thread revival. Does anyone know where i can get hold of RAY MEARS WORLD OF SURVIVAL on dvd, complete. I've been looking and google fu which is usually pretty good is coming up short. I recorded it from travel channel recently and bad forgotten how good it was and would like it on...
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    Pouch for mess tins.

    Looks good, keep the soot of your kit nicely
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    Pouch for mess tins.

    I think good on ya. Compared to a pouch your way is lighter, and is a genuine solution. You could even cut the leg pocket off an old pair of combats if you can find a pocket that fits the mess tins, us army trousers might. That way you could just blanket stitch or whip the edges of the material.
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    Pouch for mess tins.

    My mate says "never trust a man who uses mess tins' lol, as soon as they could all his guys swapped them out for jetboils when he was in the army.
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    Pouch for mess tins.

    Yeah it used to be a square canvas drawstring bag. Come up on ebay every now and then, simple to make your own if you want
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    Pouch for mess tins.

    Silvermans do a modern version of the sas escape pouch, i have one it quite good. Originals fit the small mess tin only but the silvermans one fits the two together. It was known as the ration pouch, then became the escape pouch of sas fame. Here is a link, i have this one but changed the...
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    Site Beagle Trousers

    I worked at screwfix for a while and the contracters really abuse their clothes and the site trousers was popular. Didn't have any come back as faulty as far as i remember.
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    Hi, Has anyone here purchsed or used the Silvermans 120 Litre SAS Type Bergen?

    I would say design of the pack both original and the silvermans type is very good, however , the frame is the problem, its really heavy, its made of steel and you will swear at the additional weight . if you like the style, go for US alice pack, similar design, aluminium frame! Big weight...