American Bushman

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Just got the word that my order with has shipped. Seven to ten days from New Zealand and I should have it.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was torn between the high-tech gear our soldiers are wearing in hostile environments all over the world and the traditional gear that has been effective for such a long time.

As much as I like my fleece jacket and my Gore-Tex outerwear it just won't hold up around a campfire as well as wool. Now that I am a successful flint and steel fire starter I might just want to build more small campfires.

I have read lots of positive comments on the Swanndri gear and had honestly never even heard of the company prior to a month or two ago. After some sizing questions were answered (they have not subjected themselves to the American size-inflation) I decided to go with the Large in both a Ranger (right) and Original Bushshirt (left.) I sure hope I chose wisely as sending a package back to New Zealand for a size exchange could, I imagine, take quite some time.

I look forward to doing a full review soon.

Thanks for reading,



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