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Re: UK gear sources

Post by Nexy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:43 am

GO Outdoors are currently selling off older models of the Platypus hydration bladders web-only:

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http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/travel-equi ... n/bladders" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

4ltr £11.99
3lt £10.99
2lt £9.99
1.8ltr £9.99

They've also got the lovely Gerber Shortcut for £7.99

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http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/gerber-shor ... EEB2241505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Shipping to the mainland is £5.95 for most orders.
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Re: UK gear sources

Post by That hurts stop biting me » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:13 am

Hennie has Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Knives for £11.95 (admittedly its only the camo one)
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Re: UK gear sources

Post by sheddi » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:57 am

If you're interested in solar power, Maplins have a good deal on offer at present.

- 60 watts of solar panel
- 12v charge controller
- wiring and fixings

You'd need to add a suitable 12v battery (something like a caravan battery, a mobility scooter battery, or failing that a car battery) and an inverter if you want 240v AC.

Currently on offer for £200, with free delivery:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: UK gear sources

Post by sheddi » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:00 pm

It's not very local to me, but if you're anywhere near Wrexham then DV Fuels have a good deal on plastic 205 litre drums.

http://www.dvfuels.co.uk/category.asp?catID=4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check out the lime juice drums - £5.99 each.
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Post by Brit-ZedHunter » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:47 pm

sheddi wrote:It's not very local to me, but if you're anywhere near Wrexham then DV Fuels have a good deal on plastic 205 litre drums.

http://www.dvfuels.co.uk/category.asp?catID=4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check out the lime juice drums - £5.99 each.
See i just one to fill one with water and shoot at it :lol:
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Post by Apache » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:14 pm

sheddi wrote:It's not very local to me, but if you're anywhere near Wrexham then DV Fuels have a good deal on plastic 205 litre drums.

http://www.dvfuels.co.uk/category.asp?catID=4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check out the lime juice drums - £5.99 each.
find a dairy farmer - they will give you them for free. :D

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Re: UK gear sources

Post by Greg Mainer » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:40 pm

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Heinne have in their clearance section the Tool Logic Small Wonder, it's small and keyring sized so for those who don't want a pcoket knife then perhaps this is something to slip inside your wallet/purse instead.

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Post by the_alias » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:25 am

Heads up on Cadet Direct: Thumbs down.

http://www.cadetdirect.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ordered from them a week before the MBO expecting stuff to arrive as stated. Nothing came, email sent. Unreplied and the stuff arrived like a week after I had left to go home.
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Post by Prawn Star » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:55 am

I've recently discovered go outdoors,Great place.

spent a fortune there yesterday...got my mrs some stuff

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Post by K9medic » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:05 am

Yup "Go Outdoors" has some good stuff, I tend to buy the Kiwi Craghoper pants from them. Slash the cash and get the discount card, I made the money back the first time I used it.
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Post by sheddi » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:09 pm

More Poundland stuff for the cash-strapped. Not my photos; in the true spirit of free enterprise, there are people selling Poundland stuff on eBay for £3 to £4 +p&p. So I borrowed their photos.

Map case. Sold for bicycles but works fine if you're on foot too (you might want to add a bit of paracord as a leash / lanyard). Almost 28cm square, so large enough to display two panels of an OS map on each side of the case.
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Belt pouch. Sold in the travel accessories section as a "passport holder", and it would make a fine one, but the pouch is gusseted and will expand to roughly 13x9x4cm; enough to swallow one of those posh roller-clasped survival kits. Also, there's a zippered front pocket under the flap where you could actually stash your passport, or some cash, or whatever.
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Note that earlier models came with a neck cord as well as the belt loop, but later ones are belt loop only.
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Re: UK gear sources

Post by sheddi » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:32 am

I've only just noticed, but Field & Trek have free delivery on all orders until midnight tonight.

20 years ago F&T were the M&S of outdoor gear, but they've drifted downmarket a bit and these days they're the Sainsburys. Even so, they still sell some good stuff. A lot of their lower-end gear shows up on Sports Direct (part of the same group) and pricing/offers between the sites can be inconsistent, so check both before ordering.
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Post by MarkTBSc » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:28 pm

Has anyone run into a source for Heavyweight British army trousers in a decent selection of sizes? I can only seem to find the lightweight ones which would be no good in cold weather. Or the seller only has them in a tiny selection of sizes. I've got an army smock but can't find the trousers to go with it.

To summarize: British Army, Trousers, DPM, Heavyweight lined, 36" waist 33" (ish) leg.

Any sightings?

I'm forced to wonder if they exist.
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Post by stefan2004 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:34 pm

http://www.milweb.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

they have just about everything you need,

from surival gear to a main battle tank!

for vehicles:

http://www.mod-sales.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by K9medic » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:04 pm

For those looking for a new winter jacket, I have just ordered a Goose Down jacket (reduced from £130 to £49) from SOF in Wales http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/military/index.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; it’s in the military catalogue under special offers; there is a lot of other good stuff on offer too.

I have bought a fair bit of stuff from this firm in the past and never had a problem with their service. If you’re ever in North Wales I recommend a trip to their shop, just take lots of money.
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Post by sheddi » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:36 pm

K9medic wrote:For those looking for a new winter jacket, I have just ordered a Goose Down jacket (reduced from £130 to £49) from SOF in Wales http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/military/index.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; it’s in the military catalogue under special offers; there is a lot of other good stuff on offer too.
That's a very good price.

I bought a (High Street) down-filled parka a few years ago. My only problem with it is that the weather here in the South is never cold enough for me to want to wear it ...
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Post by K9medic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:21 pm

Well I ordered a new down jacket from SOF in North Wales after close of play on Saturday and it arrived this morning. Haven’t had time to really check it out yet, but it looks good so far. As we are forecast for a drop in temperature and a fall of snow over the next two days I’m hoping to give it a field test soon.

I have never bought stuff from SOF by mail order before, but I’m certainly impressed with the speed of their services. As I said their shop is worth a visit, but I can now recommend there mail order service.
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Post by sheddi » Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:52 pm

K9medic wrote:Well I ordered a new down jacket from SOF in North Wales after close of play on Saturday and it arrived this morning. Haven’t had time to really check it out yet, but it looks good so far. As we are forecast for a drop in temperature and a fall of snow over the next two days I’m hoping to give it a field test soon.

I have never bought stuff from SOF by mail order before, but I’m certainly impressed with the speed of their services. As I said their shop is worth a visit, but I can now recommend there mail order service.
Glad to hear they're reliable!

I dug my down parka out yesterday (I had an excuse, the mercury was showing -7 Celsius). I was plenty warm enough hanging out the laundry (which went on to freeze solid :roll: ) and was in some danger of heatstroke if I tried anything more energetic.

On the plus side, I'm probably sorted for any credible low temperature here in Hampshire :D
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Post by K9medic » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:07 pm

Been "testing" mine around here last couple of days lows of -7 high of -1 I'm impressed with it, means my old sleaker jacket is going into sem-retirment
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Post by Gingersam » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:03 pm

Bumpity bump

For anyone looking for some cheap camping/bug out gear Lidl are doing a special offer on the 9th of September.

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg//lid ... =7&nf=True

I've also heard from a credible source the altmeter sports watch is good for the money and actually really accurate.

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Post by MarkyBoy » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:17 pm

Just bought emergency blanket + emergency poncho, both in separate zip-lock bags, for 25p (for both) in my local Tesco's.

I bought 4 sets for a quid.

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Post by sheddi » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:48 pm

MarkyBoy wrote:Just bought emergency blanket + emergency poncho, both in separate zip-lock bags, for 25p (for both) in my local Tesco's.

I bought 4 sets for a quid.
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Re: UK gear sources

Post by Svothe » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:09 pm

On the topic of Go-outdoors a bit above, a new one just opened up in my town sodding fantastic. I know every employee from the various Outdoor Adventure stuff I do (I kayak. A lot) and the prices are insanely good and good quality/make kit too!
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