Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Mosquito Tent has a built in waterproof groundsheet and flexible fibre glass poles. Mosquito Tent is supplied packed in its own stuff sack for easy storage and portable for travel.
One of our favourite products and sent to customers in the UK, Norway and worldwide.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Airsoft Guns: Is it really true that in 2010 boys aren't allowed to play cowboys and indians or cops and robbers anymore with toy guns and bows and arrows? Admittedly the boys were older in the news article above but are we also afraid of teenagers? Is it ridiculous that airsoft guns or bb guns as they are also known create such panic.
Kids in the 1970s had great fun with the cap guns for example.
Is the next step to censor all film and tv programmes with anything that even looks like a gun shaped object.
You can buy brightly coloured or clear airsoft guns still but why bother trying to play outdoors these days, just go indoors and play xbox shoot em ups.
Modern airsoft guns dont always fire the extra dangerous sounding metal "ball bearings". They most often shoot brightly coloured plastic pellets aka bb gun ammo.
An armed response is not necessary but common sense is.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
To the western world and in military use the British SAS (Special Air Service) discovered the Shemaghs potential when operating in northern Africa's deserts during the WW2. It has been a popular and valuable piece of the SAS soldiers equipment ever since and have spread from there.
The Shemagh (also known as an arab scarf or palestinian shemagh other names also see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh) was originally used for protection against hostile desert conditions, providing protection from the wind, sun, sandstorms and low night time temperatures.
Next to a soldier's rifle, knife and boots, the Shemagh, may probably be one of the most useful pieces of equipment he or she can have.
A Shemagh scarf is a square cotton cloth, a woven scarf of about 110cm x 110cm in size.
Especially since becoming fashionable it is generally available in a massive choice of colour combinations from pink to bright orange as well as the traditional colours; red/white, black/white, black/green, sand/black).
When used as originally intended (as a head wrap) Shemaghs are very comfortable.
What is a shemagh used for? Examples:
as a head wrap - for keeping sun or snow, wind, sand and dust - out of eyes, face and neck
as a face veil - concealing the face
as a scarf worn around the neck - retaining heat in the cold and absorbing sweat/protects the neck in hot / sunny conditions
as a small sunshade cover whilst resting
as an arm sling - giving a wounded arm support
as a foot wrap - replacing a lost sock
as a carrying pouch for equipment
as a towel
as a short rope
How to tie shemagh scarf find instructions on how to wear here: http://www.actiongear.com/agcatalog/shemagh.html
The Shemagh is a traditional head wrap originating from the Middle East/Arabic culture developed from the Arabic turban - and have been used by them for centuries. Now days it's perhaps publicly best know as used by the Palestinians.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Generally dpm bashas are used in woods, where trees give cover and support. Also available in plain olive green
A dpm basha can be a waterproof canvas or plastic sheet with eyelets or loops along the outside edge. Bashas can be used when camping, outdoor, or in military situations to provide shelter, shade, camouflage, as the army basha forms a portable overhead cover or tent or groundsheet. Most often supported with bungee cords or purlon attached to trees.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Have refreshed the picture for our Survival Whistle both on ebay and in the larger product picture at www.whipperleys.co.uk. Essential piece of survival kit.
Some of our favourite military badges and patches are the SAS Metal Badge and the blue SAS Enamel Badge. Not expensive and great to decorate your army jacket, cap, beret or just to collect.
Linking this blog to our tradespace pages. Not sure if it is working! Tradespace
Monday, 20 September 2010
It is a lovely warm September day here in Norfolk and dry recently too. However as the autumn continues our thoughts turn to buying or replacing those leather gloves we find so useful. Just listed our web-tex black leather gloves for men on ebay.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Tough, olive green wellington boots also known as wellies, wellingtons but essential for wet winter weather. These Jack Pyke Wellington boots come in olive green and really are tough, i know as i wear them! Thick socks are essential and we do have wellington boot socks to go with.
JACK PYKE WELLIE BOOT
Their wellies are formed from flexible, high density rubber and inside lined with 4mm sponge neoprene for extra comfort.
Boots Sizes: UK 7-12
Friday, 10 September 2010
If you are wondering where you can buy a similar jacket like Olly Murs.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
We are updating the text and pictures of our 3 hole balaclava black and 3 hole balaclava green at www.whipperleys.co.uk. Two types of balaclavas are available either the thermal balaclava which has a soft black thinsulate lining for extra winter warmth or the standard 3 hole balaclava which is unlined.