/ Where can I buy an olive green bothy bag?

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browndog33 - on 26 Mar 2013
As title, Does anyone know where can I buy 1-2 man bothy bag that is NOT brightly coloured?
Thanks,
Mark.
Tony the Blade on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:
> As title, Does anyone know where can I buy 1-2 man bothy bag that is NOT brightly coloured?
> Thanks,
> Mark.

I can lend you one if it's a one-off. Failing that, Army surplus.
Tony the Blade on 26 Mar 2013
browndog33 - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: Thanks for the offer TtB but its a bothy bag not a bivi bag I'm looking for. Thanks again.
Mark.
Tony the Blade on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

Sorry, my mistake. I don't have one of those. :-)

Good luck in your endeavour
browndog33 - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: Cheers.
M.
DNS on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

Try Aiguille, I think they make them.
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to DNS: Thanks but I can't find one on their website.
M.
Welsh Kate - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:
I think that JDS Components used to sell bothy bags that were either olive green or camo rather than red and seriously bright yellow ones they currently have on their website. It might be worth contacting them and asking if they might be able to help.
ice.solo - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

try Kifaru
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to Welsh Kate: Thanks WK, I have been in contact with JDS but they are only making the red and yellow bothy bags ATM. Fast email response back from them though.
M.
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to ice.solo: Thanks I.S but its a no go with Kifaru too.
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33: Thanks for suggestionsso far. I've decided to design and make my own (olive green!) bothy and have ordered some ripstop fabric and super duper double sided waterproof tape. Wish me luck..
Thanks again,
Mark.
mutt - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33: why would you want to? surely bothy bags are there for emergency shelter. I think under the circumstances bright colours are easier to spot from in a helicopter. Genuinely curious.
annieman - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to mutt: And, at night, if you have a torch on inside it will be seen from a great distance. A torch inside a Brightly coloured Emergency Shelter, at night, makes a big difference.
davidbeynon - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to mutt:

They are also pretty good for just stopping and having some lunch or taking a breather in bad weather. It's not just emergency kit.
Jamie B - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:

I like the bright ones. They feel more cheerful inside.
richprideaux - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

If you get into trouble, try Rich at Denbigh Army Surplus:

www.denbigharmysurplus.co.uk

They make lots of custom gear and are a lovely family-run business
captain paranoia - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

Sticky tape?

Good luck...
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to captain paranoia: Not just any old sticky tape..
Tony the Blade on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:
> (In reply to captain paranoia) Not just any old sticky tape..

Pussers black maskers?
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to mutt: Its not for emergency use.
browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: Not sure what that is? I'm going to try this stuff;
Everbuild-Mammoth-Power-Grip-Double-sided-Tape 25mm

Stick the lengths together, tape again and fold, if its still no good I'll stitch it too.
M.
Tony the Blade on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to browndog33:

> (In reply to Tony the Blade) Not sure what that is?

Apologies, was trying to be funny - it's navy slang for masking tape.

:-)
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browndog33 - on 27 Mar 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: Ah!

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