That wool looks warm . Is the strapping real leather ?
No, I am just saying I've never had a thorn in them.Are you saying you have used them where there are thorns and they held up??
No, I am just saying I've never had a thorn in them.
But they have been through some gnarly stuff - parrot bush and other prickly Waussie scrub.
The leather straps were boned, not full leather and split. I think I threw them away.
I did like the design, though. The side zip is less fiddly than the velcro join I have on my OR's.
I think I did. I have w-a-y too much gear. Could've gone into the too hard basket.You threw them away?? Did you think of added another strap. Are OR's' better, what are they?
I had the GB Wildlife hatchet, excellent axe, typical GB quality, I will say though I prefer the Small Forest axes size and thus sold my Wildlife hatchet off and stuck with Small Forest axe.
look'in forward to updates on what you think of the pack . I did shop around for a 35 'but couldn't get a decent price .My 1988 Swedish Army LK35 Expedition Pack turned up today from Sweden
Unboxing this classic pack.
The seller was very courteous. He wrapped it in plastic, foam, foam pellets and air-sacks with foam blocks! And even he gave me a spare sack, free in case the pack was damaged beyond repair! I never get this lucky. What a top bloke...
Here she is. Ahhh... Cant wait to get out, brave the winter and use this thing!
look'in forward to updates on what you think of the pack . I did shop around for a 35 'but couldn't get a decent price .
Thanks for all the info . I ended up buying the rush 24 for overnight and the rush 12 for day , which I use all the time . But I'll still keep an eye out .Will do I get it. But from what I have read online, I don't think these are available anymore 'cheap' like they use to be. They are simply too sought after and supplies are dwindling. This and the fact that my pack is my second most important item to my knife justified the purchase. I simply wasn't prepared to live with the fact that these packs were gone and i missed out, like has happened to me in the past with high stakes military surplus. Sure the purchase hurt, but I would rather spend $200AUD (o/s delivery included) on a pack like this than something I cant trust. Buy once type thing. No regrets.
I filled the pack out last night and had a play . I am totally in love with this pack. I am a pretty big guy and it is really comfortable on me. Mind you I am use to cheap, frame-less packs. The pack is bigger than I imagined it to be. No wonder they call it the 'trardis' Here it is (see pics) with the Australian Army winter sleeping bag stuffed inside the bottom, large Australian Army utility pouch, British Army mess kit (in USGI ammunition pouch), German Army dopp kit bag (used as my cooking kit). The flap still has lots of deliberate room for stuffing things in the top. The pack is impregnated and fully water resistant. They thought of everything with this pack
If you change your mind, I know Military First has them in Grade 2 condition, or I can hook you up with Lars, in Sweden who sold me mine, new. Just PM me.
the Wildlife hatchet is perfect for those that are looking to save a few ounces and are concerned about being able to fit it in a haversack (like you mentioned) but still want a reasonably capable hatchet.Great to hear. I agree on the Small Forrest Axe. When I was looking I wasn't really aware of its potential- It can build a log cabin apparently. I just heard it fits my new pack perfectly. The Small Forrest Axe is my next Axe Might have to do what you did and consider selling the Wildlife Hatchet, but the Wildlife hatchet is good for concealment though, like in a haversack I am into knives like you. I have taken the Wildlife hatchet to harvest (dead) wood for knife handles in the bush. As I had to walk through town, no one saw it. You know how it is these days..
I didn't think I would like them but got a #8 carbon steel and it is now my favourite pocket knife, great little blade cuts my lunchtime baguettes perfectly!View attachment 25950
I absolutely love this Opinel clasp knife, I have two now. The smaller one I carry everyday in my pocket, the larger one I carry when trekking/camping. Two of my sons bought these for me. They are friction blades but have a blade lock, so simple & practicle, ageless.
Opinel are very under-rated. I have a few and love them all.I didn't think I would like them but got a #8 carbon steel and it is now my favourite pocket knife, great little blade cuts my lunchtime baguettes perfectly!