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    Just remembered I've got a Caravan sleeping bag under my bed, my first 'proper' bag. I've also got a Ajungilac (?) sleeping bag which my son still uses.
    My first rucksack, a canvas monstrosity with an external frame, was left somewhere in Greece...a Nomad 30L replaced it.
    I bought a Bergen 80L to walk from Cinderford to Bewdley and hated it. Soon after I bought a Roc 80L (the walker friendly version of the bergen I think) which I've still got (20 years?).
    Boots I've worn were Highland (?) which were terrific, jungle boots and British army boots.
    I've still got an assortment of army pouches which my husband uses as tool bags.
    Waterproofs...I just told my kids how I had to cycle to high school (5M) and college (10M)in 'crappy' waterproofs, ah the memories...

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    I still got a ultimate Equipment Mountain King sleeping bag, Hobo fan and animal,peapod tents all of which are still in use. The Sleeping bag the kids use for ther scout camps.

    I have an Ulimate Equipment,hollow fill jacket and body warmer which i still use today.

    What happened to Snowdon moldings, and is wild country, and robert saunders tents still about, use to have a spacepacker plus .

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    Snowdon Mouldings was owned by Mo Anthoine, who sadly died quite young from something like a brain tumour. Can't remember what happened to the company, but I think it was taken over.

    Robert Saunders still exists, but I think only make tents to special order. Wild Country is still a big brand, but the original owner Mark Vallance suffers from Parkinsons disease,so I think he is less involved in the company now.

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    I'm not completely sure but I think that Wild Country split up into different divisions for climbing hardware and tents/other "software". The latter motphed into Terra Nova which eventually brought back WC as a brand that's cheaper and a bit less "technical" than the TN stuff.

    I don't know what the relationship between TN/WC and the climbing gear arm is, but both are going strong.

    Pete.

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    Not exactly an outdoor brand... but I do have fond memories of lots of funny walking/climbing postcards by Ivan Cumberpatch. I've just done a quick search online and found several examples of his cartoons, but none of the postcards. An example of Ivan's artwork can be seen on the book cover above. You need to have some inner knowledge of the climbing game to 'get' it... but it seems that a 'competition' climb is taking place, hence the umpire looking on!

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    I still have my Primus 71 and a Gilwell Canteen set. It's showing its age, but still functional. I recently had my Optimus 111 refurbished by Base Camp and it too is going well although obviously uses different fuel to the '71. For the odd over-nighter, I use an ex-army bivvy and carry the lot in an old bergan. Age is starting to take its toll, however, and the 'Mrs.' flatly refuses to join in any longer and I seem to have aches that were never there in the 50's!

    "That is the land of lost content,

    I see it shining plain,

    The happy highways where I went,

    And cannot come again."

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    Ultimate clothing - with the Mountain Goat.

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    Well I just got a very nice little brand new condition Ray Mears Bushcraft paperback for a pound in a charity shop! Remember when Ray Mears still even HAD a brand, lol?


    ' 100-Year Gear: Classic, Stalwart Outdoors Brands - Cutting-edge gear comes and goes. A group of centurion equipment-makers have shown staying power for 100 years or more in the outdoors world.'


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