Yes correct, the Aldershot shop was right beside the station. I think there was another branch in Glasgow.
I used to love reading survival weaponry and technique magazine that an the sas survival book .Wished I had kept the magazines .A lot of camping shops had it, pretty sure there was a survival weapons and techniques magazine or similar that always featured it.
bit too hardcore for millets tho
Yeah, not sure what happened but it may have been a bit of over-reach, opening outlets all over the place despite having an excellent retail base of small outdoor shops selling their gear across the country. The company then became Penrith Survival, run by a former SA employee and it continued for another 20 years, along much the same lines I think.I think that’s when problems occurred too many shops, remember one in Newcastle opposite the rail also and visiting one in Leeds once to pick up a survival tin with the nato compass
They had one of the best survival kits I have ever owned, in my opinion at least. Very slightly bigger tin but not much and all the right kit in it. I think about £28 to £32 at the time.
It was the Explora - Altor maybe. Owned one and had it stolen. It is weirdly on topic because the descent blades and cards in survival kits come from this knife because everyone was putting the harpoon in their survival tin.
I won a Marto-Brewer Explora survival knife in a raffle when I was about 12 years old. It was a really excellent knife and I used it a lot for chopping firewood on survival courses, making shelters and clearing our overgrown garden. The blade was superb, held an edge and seemed to withstand a whole load of punishment. Good sheath too, secure and solid. At the time there were a lot of really cheap/poor quality hollow-handled knives on the market then (early 80s) but this one was not among them. I gave it away some years later and they are now a sought-after collectible. I still have the handbook for it.It was the Explora - Altor maybe. Owned one and had it stolen. It is weirdly on topic because the descent blades and cards in survival kits come from this knife because everyone was putting the harpoon in their survival tin.
I may have more info on this or John might remember it as it was reviewed in Survival Weaponry and Techniques which is why I ended up buying it.
Me too. I have about 2 folders of articles however I got rid of the magazines. I do have the diary book they published on a shelf about 6 foot from me. Good info even to this day.I used to love reading survival weaponry and technique magazine that an the sas survival book .Wished I had kept the magazines .
I did wonder about the copyright issue however had no plans to post them either.No - I have no plans to scan and post any of it ... for one thing it would be breaking copyright!
I am seriously thinking about purchasing your book as I have been re-reading your articles on garment making. Very interesting. I have just sewn my first items by machine and plan to work up to some fleeces and combats.Visitors to my home may be allowed to view the cuttings and magazines - for a nominal charge