Category: Equipment

This category is for equipment for 1st Claremont Scouts, Cape Town including cooking, pioneering and camping equipment

Awesome place to buy outdoor equipment!

I have discovered the ONLY shop I will ever shop at for Scouts again – Drifters. Here’s why: Their prices are the BEST I have found  – they undercut the ‘recommended retail price’ on almost everything (e.g. their First Ascent Venus backpack is R400 cheaper than I have found in some other retailers). The sleeping …

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Selecting a backpack for young scouts

Selecting a backpack when you are 11 to about 14 is quite a tricky matter which presents some unique challenges. Given the cost of a good packpack, you want to ensure that it will last a long time. At the same time it has to big enough to take kit for an overnight hike as …

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Kon-Tiki Navigation Lights

We have purchased a set of navigation lights which should be fine for Kon-Tiki. They run off a normal battery and last about 9 hours on one battery. The only drawback is that they will have to be turned on at night and then mounted but I think we can do that with three pulleys. …

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New Tent

We have purchased a K-Way Horizon 6 man tent to try out as a potential replacement for our older (leaky) canvas tents. Hopefully the Kon-Tiki ground crew will be the first to try this out for us in the typically windy conditions at Zandvlei…

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Equipment Review: Petzl Tikkina 2 Headlamp

The Petzl Tikkina 2 headlamp is a little gem in the world of headlamps. If you are looking for a sturdy, cheap quality headlamp for hiking then this one must be in your short list. It only has two settings – bright and energy saving. The bright light throws a beam an acceptable distance while …

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