Finally, just before the snow in South Eastern England disappeared, I managed to get out and get some dirt time with my old buddy Steve. Our hike was up into the hills of the North Downs and it was a breath of much needed fresh air!!
One item I worn this weekend and was mightly pleased with was a blanket shirt - it was a garment I made back in the days of my re-enacting times and I "rediscovered" it in the loft - cant remember the cost of the blanket which I think was free but it was a great item and begin made to measure is far superior to any expensive brand name wool shirt!
Steves "basha" was a US Army poncho - note the space blanket floor! A measure needed to offer some small comfort due to the saturated nature of the forest floor!
Food for thought - although we dined on army boil in a bags one treat we both really enjoyed was a reindeer salami ............ nothing nicer than all that warm fat on a cold night!