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Mike Sales
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Re: canvas tents

Postby Mike Sales » 26 Aug 2019, 7:22pm

simonhill wrote:Yes, apologies and they do still make Icelandic Tents https://www.blacksofgreenock.co.uk/tent ... WQhOCNKjIU

Strange really, the Icelandic sleeping bag was an upmarket down bag (compared to many kapok ones on the market at the time), whereas these tents are the basic Scout models.


The Icelandics I knew 55 years ago were fine, heavy, solidly made tents.

We used to call kapok bags, cardboard boxes.
I remember sleeping in one on my first climbing club trip to Glencoe at Christmas, in my Tinker probably.
I was hard in those days but still bloody cold.