Outdoor Quotes: (Travel)

When  preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then  take half the clothes and twice the money.

Susan Heller

Hunter Jacket

Binding: Misc.
Brand: Jack Pyke
Studio: Jack Pyke
Label: Jack Pyke
Publisher: Jack Pyke
Manufacturer: Jack Pyke
List Price: £63.95
Price: £63.95
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Features:
  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Adjustable and detachable emergency hood hidden in collar
  • Two hand warmer chest pockets & two bellows pockets complete with cartridge holders
  • One internal chest pocket & hook and loop cuffs
  • Fold out attached waterproof seat flap

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Product Description: Jack Pyke Hunters Jacket is a lightweight and practical hunting jacket made with soft and silent Breatha-Tex stealth fabric. Waterproof and breathable, this comfortable jacket comes with an outer layer made of brushed tricot polyester with a laminated membrane, and brushed mesh polyester and taffeta lining. Its generous fit allows room for additional layers to be worn underneath and it features a adjustable and detachable waterproof emergency hood folded inside the high collar. It also has a press-stud storm flap over the full front two-way zipper closing for extra protection against elements, attached fold out waterproof seat flap at the lower back, elasticated shrouds at both wrists and secure hook and loop cuffs for even more protection. Moreover, there are two hand warmer pockets on the chest, one inner chest pocket and two large bellows side pockets with press stud storm flaps and useful cartridge holders inside. Perfect for hunting, fishing, wildlife photography and general outdoor wear.


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Emergency Bivvi Bag

Emergency Bivvi Bag

Emergency Bivvi BagAn Emergency Bivvi Bag has become a very popular addition to backpackers', scouts' and cadets' kit bags.

Basically, an emergency bivvi bag is a waterproof bag to be slipped over a sleeping bag to make an emergency shelter. They are usually made from orange plastic (so they're not breathable) and often have some survival instructions printed on them.

As well as being able to use it to sleep in, it can be used to keep your kit dry, and the orange colour is highly visible and the internationally recognised distress colour.

Bivvi, Bivy, Bivi - What's in a Name?

The name bivvi comes from the word bivouac, meaning temporary shelter. As such there are quite a few variations - bivi, bivy, bivvy and so on.

Because of their popularity, several manufacturers have started making breathable versions. These tend to be olive green in colour, because of their popularity with the military. They are also very popular with fishermen.

The basic, orange plastic bivvi is not breathable, so condensation can form inside the bag. Because of this, it is only really suitable for use as an emergency bivvi bag.

If you are going to be using it every night you are much better off investing in a breathable bivi bag, like the one made by Snugpak.

Because of their usefulness (to sleep in, to keep kit dry, to sit on, and to signal with), and their very cheap price (from around £2), the Emergency Bivvi Bag has become an indispensable addition to the list of survival essentials.

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