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Offline aktundra

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Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2018, 03:12:47 pm »
I'm the practical gift giver!

Fox River Gripper Gloves - I have and give multiple pairs away. Great to swap out when wet. I wear them under beaver mittens, OR mittens, and leather work gloves. These are my go - to liners and $10.

Beaver Mittens I make these as gifts, but I'm surprised at the reasonable price on Etsy. (No affiliation to this store, just looks like nice products at an affordable price). They are over the $100 limit....

Axe- I may or may not be an axe addict. From over the $100 point and under, I have a collection.  Everybody always talks about the Grunnsfors Bruk axes. They are nice and they hold an edge.
Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe $155 (I got mine from L.L. Bean with 25% off coupon)
Hults Bruk Compact Felling axe is a nice camp ax and is around $90
Fiskers X7 Hatchet $30 I like this little hatchet, even though I didn't want to.

Goosefeet Down Pants
Love this place. Again, over the $100 limit, but for $150 you get a custom made set of down pants. I love mine. Being shorter, it's great to have pants that fit just right. Super warm and quality made. Definitely affordable and worth the price.

Apocalypse Design
This company is an Alaskan staple. While their online presence is missing, and nobody seems to talk about them online, they are incredible company. From their parkas ($$$ but very warm), to snow pants, to mittens and duffels. Their products are quality and warm. Apocalypse is the choice of many mushers here in Alaska. Their parkas are durable too, so I'm not afraid of shredding them up. The snow bibs I had them make have a drop seat (really just full zippers up the sides), reinforced knees, and foam inserts for the knees. Truly an incredible product and company.  I haven't bought something I didn't like here. Mittens, neck warms, musher mittens, musher hat. It's all tested, durable, warm.

Apocalypse Design Duffel Bags
These are awesome. I haven't found a better bag out there. Simple and durable. They are great in the sled, the plane, the snowmachine, etc.  They are not cheap, but really their price is affordable for Alaskan made, durable product. Seriously an amazing simple bag.
1. Sheep is the smallest - perfect for extra gloves, neck warmers. But small $35
2. Caribou - next size up. I put my extra jacket, gloves, goggles, etc. in one. IN another is my camp kitchen. $50
3. Grizzly - Good for small tent or 2 sleeping pads. $89
The bigger bags are great for sleeping pads, sleeping bags and other camp stuff. I organize them and color code them based on what's in them. My yellow "Caribou" has all my survival gear.

Not a great picture, but here's packing up for a trip with the "Caribou" sized bags.

Titan Straps
So many uses. These are a thicker version of the Voile Ski straps (which are also great). These are amazing and work in the cold.
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Offline kiggy

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Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2018, 03:19:31 pm »
Found this online store for Swedish Army surplus.
Got WWII wool jacket brand new $65 CAD Shipped. took one month to arrive