Category Archives: Kit

Stanley Vacuum Bottle: Customer Service Success

Experience indicates that the length of the warranty is about the same as the useful lifespan of the product. A lifetime warranty is usually, therefore, a sign that your purchase is going to last the distance. That said, there are exceptions. … Continue reading

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An End of an Old Song

When the Scots Parliament was suspended in 1707, the Earl of Seaforth said, ‘Now there’s an end of an old song.’  The same can be said today as the last Land Rover Defender rolled of the assembly line. Photographs here: … Continue reading

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Barbour Reproofing and Repairs

The point had come when character had changed to dilapidation.  I am talking about the family Barbour collection. Son has out grown his youth Beaufort, and is moving into the old Border. Daughter, finding the Border a bit restricting, is … Continue reading

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Stand Still and Don’t Smell (Part Two): Camo

My first conscious exposure to camouflage was Vic Morrow’s helmet cover: the one which his brother, a Marine in the Pacific, sent to him. After ‘Combat’, my next earliest memory would be the Denison smocks of Second World War British … Continue reading

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My First Binoculars

From a recent trip to Scotland, I brought home my first binoculars. They were given to me by my father many years ago, along with a lengthy lecture on their use and care. I knew that they were German and … Continue reading

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Nikwax Cleaning and Waterproofing Products

This winter, I have been able to try out some Nikwax products; and I am quite impressed.  Our local liquidation store got in some of their stuff.  That meant that I was able to pick up a range of their … Continue reading

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