Paramo & Montane Jackets

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The importance of good clothing for anyone who lives/works/plays in the great outdoors can never be underestimated.

I do not conform to the view that "There is no such thing as bad weather just poor clothing". I have spent a lifetime in some horrific weather conditions and am firmly of the view that most clothing is just a compromise.

However, in my experience some outdoor clothing manufacturers stand head and shoulders above the others.

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Mr Heater 12ft Hose with Regulator

blogEntryThumbnail I had to import this Mr Heater hose from the USA. Delivery was reasonably quick but I was a bit miffed when I had to pay Customs VAT & a £9.00 entry fee! It was almost cheaper to fly over and pick one up in the States!

Having said all that the hose is of excellent quality, and I can be assured that it is safe.



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Coleman 295 Lantern

blogEntryThumbnailI have owned a Coleman 295 Powerhouse Unleaded Lantern for many years. Mine was made in October 1992, 21 years old; all Coleman's have the date stamped on the bottom. I bought the lantern from a fisherman and used it occasionally on campsites, at motorcycle shows & in my T4 camper van.

As I have been sorting out my gear for our year living off the grid, I came across the Coleman, still in the original box & looking in great condition. At first I thought I would clean it up a bit and sell it but I have now decided to keep it as a standby light & heat source.
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