Received these boots this morning!
The AKU Pilgrim is based on the boot designed by AKU for the US Navy Seals.
The Pilgrims in short are a beefed up boot with stiffer last for all day patrolling and load carrying and have a regular Vibram sole. They come in two types, a non waterproof - highly breathable version for desert conditions and a GoreTex version (also available in all black)
Needles to say they are sought after by the guys based in Hereford.
Full review and testing coming soon...
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Great for bushcraft dogs, trail walking etc.
Desert cam harness as used by military dogs for searching for EOD’s and tracking. Available from John Humphris www.johnhumphris.com On sale (50% off) from £14.85 for Cocker Spaniel - GSD £15.74
At first glance it seems very good quality with 2” quick release buckle under the chest. Has two Velcro patches (for moral patches?) and two elastic loops on the sides for light sticks. Brass D ring at the back for clipping a line to the dog and on top a Velcro down handle (used to assist the dog in climbing, not carrying or lifting the dog off the floor) I like how the handle Velcro’s flat out of the way to reduce snagging
Detailed review to follow...
The Snugpak Response Pak has a proven history amongst travelers, cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts and bushcrafters alike with good reason.
The Snugpak Response Pak is highly configurable waist pack of 5 liter capacity, which can be used in multiple other ways such as an organiser, travel bag, grab pack or an emergency response pack. In fact, figuring out how you want to use the Response Pak can be quite a battle as it is so versatile and configurable. If your partner or someone you know is in to the outdoors then the Snugpak Response Pak makes for an ideal gift.
- Fugitive BushcraftSelf Employed, 2013 - presentBushcraft instructor and course leader, writer & photographer, Consultant for security and film companies
- Gary Austin PhotographerFreelance, present30 years experience working as a photojournalist and degree in art photography
- Life Spy (current)
An award-winning street photographer based in a small village in Derbyshire UK. With a varied career over 27 years working as a freelance photographer which has ranged from photojournalism to commissioned work and personal fine art projects.
With a professional background in photojournalism and a degree in art photography, his photographic voice has evolved to be a blend of traditional documentary, photojournalism and street photography, an approach which allows for the subjective interpretation of the story as an artist. He has a unique personal style that produces photographs full of drama, spontaneity and natural raw emotion.
Bushcraft and the Outdoors
I have been doing bushcraft and survival since I was a kid, I later joined the Royal Marines Commando’s and became a sniper and part of a surveillance team during the cold war. It is here where I learnt to survive at a professional level, track down enemy snipers and special forces, and learnt escape and evasion, which I later became an instructor on specialist escape and evasion courses.
Since then I have been busy as my full time job is a photojournalist and documentary photographer, but I still keep my hand in on the bushcraft side as my photography job has always kept me considering the escape and evasion situation as the risks to media workers increase, as does the surveillance of journalists. Often my camera bag has doubled as my bug out bag as its always with me. These skills have been passed on formally and informally to other photojournalists and media workers as well as private groups through structured training.
Gary has always loved the outdoors and being a lone wolf when it comes to bushcraft (although he may have his dog with him) and built his skills in survival at a professional level and now combines his skills in 30 years of professional photography as a photojournalist for ourdoor manufacturing and editorial companies
- University of DerbyBA Photography, 2006 - 2010