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    I spotted a bargain :)

    Thanks for sharing Toddy. That's a Christmas bargain!
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    Epic Rohan Pampas?

    I have one and agree with Broch. Very comfortable windproof with shower resistant capabilities and very fast drying. Similar to a military smock. In the hills however I would always take a waterproof.
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    Thin buffalo top - anything from other brands too?

    I've had the marmot driclime and montane extreme smock for some years. Don't discount the driclime because of the sleeves. It is incredibly warm for such a light and thin garment. Ideal if you are on the move as it wicks really well. I use it three seasons with the montane only used in deep...
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    New Alox... Farmer X.

    Available to order from today...
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    Happy online miserable in physical world

    Interesting to get experiences from around the country. We were forced to visit ASDA yesterday. To maintain safe distance the queue to enter the store was 500m long as they are controlling how many customers are in store at any one time. Due to how effective their organisation was we were in...
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    Swedish M90 Cold Weather Parka

    I have the M90, an old army 'softie' and a rab generator primaloft. My subjective view is the 'softie' is the warmest but if weight is an issue a modern primaloft or g-loft jacket is the better option. The only advantage of the M90 I have found is it gives more coverage as it is much longer in...
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    Finished waxing my sack

    I knew it would happen eventually........Clickbait arrives in Bushcraft UK!!
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    Swedish day pack

    I'm resurrecting this thread as I have found a source of these bags which I thought may be of interest to some people here. I received mine today and can report it is brand new and a great example of a simple and rugged day sack. I have no connection to the seller...
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    10 books to read before you kick the bucket

    A book for everyone who enjoys woodland and being in nature - "Cache Lake Country" by John J Rowlands.
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    NEW BLOG

    Really enjoyed the blog post. Look forward to future posts, especially a review of your new pack!
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    Danner boots

    Another very satisfied owner of Danner Arcadias. Comfortable, tough, with a hard wearing sole. They are very expensive when compared to earlier suggested great brands. If you are interested in Danners check out Matterhorn boots on ebay etc. Have several pairs and would rate them as good as...
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    Folding spade trench tool suggestions

    If you need to carry it any distance or size was a factor I can recommend one of these: https://www.heinnie.com/schrade-folding-shovel#product-tabs Well made and sharp. Good for cutting roots etc.
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    Which bag/pouch for Swedish Army Trangia Cooker?

    British Army respirator bag. They come in camo, green and black. Big enough for SAT and other brew kit. Usually available for £5-£12.
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    Gear made in Europe and the UK.

    Rucksack manufacturer in the UK. Great to deal with and their bags are very tough. http://www.cribgogh.com/
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    help needed on Swedish M39 jacket sizings

    Hi smojo, I own a couple of these jacket and have found the following pretty accurate: Detailed measurements in centimeters (1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches). Size Chest cm Shoulders cm Sleeve cm 88 97 44 59 92 96 45 61 92L 100 42 63 96 101 45 61 96U 105 46 59 98L 107 47 66 100 108 47...
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    Rucksacks for my new lighter kit list... Thoughts please..

    No experience of the bags you have highlighted but have been using a Granite Gear Vapour Trail for the last two years. Light and comfortable at these loads and much stronger than they look. This is the up to date version...
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    Help me with a potential birthday present

    Take a look on the Hennie site for the small Schrade Imperial Sodbuster. Can't go wrong for £8.
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    Rucksack help needed please

    Have a look at this one being made in the UK. http://www.cribgogh.com/?p=128 I bought a non zip 35 litre model last month. Very tough and over engineered if anything but able to handle more weight than I am able to carry. Very unusual and comfortable unique back system. Here is a...
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    Trousers

    If you are looking specifically at hiking trousers my experience over the years has lead me to the following: Expensive but VERY hard wearing. Will keep off a shower but will dry pretty quickly if soaked = Haglofs Rugged Mountain Pants. Slightly cheaper (it's relative!) not quite as hard...