Here’s a sneak peak of some pieces of gear that I am in the process of reviewing. From left to right: Terra Nova Laser 20L ultralight pack, Helle Harding hand-made bushcraft knife, and the Terra Nova Bothy 2 superlite emergency shelter.
- Laser 20L: One of the lightest fully featured packs of it’s size currently available. Full length water resistant zip, exterior mesh pockets, hip storage, removable chest strap/whistle and front compression cords, all at an incredible 11.5oz (328g).
- Helle Harding: Curly Birch, Rosewood and stacked leather handle knife 8 1/4″ overall. 4″ triple laminated stainless drop point blade. Outer blade laminate are stainless for corrosion resistance and center laminate is high carbon for edge holding properties. Handle is curly birch and rosewood with stacked leather spacers. Brass stud on butt end of knife is used to secure it to leather belt sheath. Hand crafted in Norway.
- Bothy 2: Originally designed in response to the need for an inexpensive, lightweight shelter. Bothy bags are increasingly used by mountain rescue teams, outdoor centers and youth groups as emergency shelters. However they can also provide a simple shelter for lunch stops. 13.7oz (390g).