Author Topic: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?  (Read 49887 times)

Bhod

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #390 on: 21:37:51, 11/02/18 »
In relation to KimE's mail, she is clearly not from the UK where the law states that "The Criminal Justice Act (1988) says that you may carry a knife with a blade length of 3.0" or less so long as it is capable of folding and does not lock" -  so no fixed blade knives as an every day carry!! "Unless someone knows differently then even a 2 and half inch fixed blade may not be carried in areas where the public may be. or to carry out a specific job of work, where the constabulary has been given a certain amount of discretion, seemingly. (I have myself wondered about those sliding/locking blade craft knives where a 4" blade can be achieved?

KimE doesn't state it is an edc, just that they've bought one.  It is also possible to carry a blade either fixed or locking of longer than 2.5 inches in Public areas "as long as you have a valid reason for doing so"  (Freelance chefs for instance, travelling between engagements), as an outdoors person I frequently carry a knife with me on excursions, it's normallly carried  in the bottom of my pack until I reach my destination, obviously you'd be foolish to travel through public areas with it strapped to your waist or in your pocket but as long as you can prove a valid reason for having it about your person then there are no comebacks.
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KimE

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #391 on: 21:43:39, 11/02/18 »
Yes we have a law in Sweden about not carry knifes in public areas it doesn`t say anything about size or fixed blades, forests and mountains are not counted as public areas. In the rural area i live in people are not so picky about it.

No its not an every day carry its for outdoorslife mostly cooking, making fire, skinning small game.
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Pitboot

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #392 on: Yesterday at 23:53:14 »
My latest purchase has been a hip belt pouch by Aiguille. My Osprey Talon pouches are next to useless, too small and too far round the sides, and this pouch slides over a hip belt fin and over one of the fixed pouches. Much better now i can actually reach it and it opens easily, has two compartments for snacks, camera, etc. I got to try it out at Ennerdale last Tuesday. I'll try to find a way of fixing the pouch semi permanently so it does not slide off when I undo the belt.


Mel

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #393 on: Yesterday at 23:59:51 »
... I'll try to find a way of fixing the pouch semi permanently so it does not slide off when I undo the belt.


A bit of carefully placed velcro on the loops of the pouch/belt of rucksack.


Alternatively, fasten it to your trousers belt (this is what I do with mine).



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sussamb

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #394 on: Today at 06:31:08 »
I used cable ties to fix a pouch to the hip belt of my LA  rucksack  O0
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #395 on: Today at 06:42:50 »
As you might have seen in another post, I have recently bought an MSR Hubba NX Solo tent, and I think it's pretty good
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