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Knife chat: 84mm of Victorinox excellence, a Cadet with a difference

Victorinox do like to release limited editions of their standard range of knives. Normally these will simply be a special colour for the handles. In 2022 Victorinox took the Cadet, one of their most popular knives and changed the handle material. This enabled them to add a couple of tools. Careful scale design has also made this an extremely attractive knife that pays homage to many of the iconic sights to be found in its country of origin.
Knife chat: 84mm of Victorinox excellence, a Cadet with a difference

Gear talk: the UCO candle lantern

Three Points of the Compass has a lingering fondness for this piece of 'old school' technology. Undoubtably these lanterns still have a place today, if only as a means of embracing old technology that compliments new. The UCO lantern I have used most is the Original Candle Lantern+LED. Unsurprisingly, this is powered by… candle.
Gear talk: the UCO candle lantern

Knife chat: 84mm Victorinox Recruit and derivatives- the Tinker Small, Tourist and Sportsman

The 84mm Victorinox Recruit, Tinker Small, Tourist and Sportsman are pretty similar to each other. They share a majority of their tools. However, there is the opportunity to choose a particular combination of functions that may be 'just right' for you. Not only that, but they are all well-priced, well-made and well-regarded products from a famed Swiss knife-maker.
Knife chat: 84mm Victorinox Recruit and derivatives- the Tinker Small, Tourist and Sportsman

Gear talk: the Fire Maple FMS-300T ‘Wasp’ gas stove

The Fire Maple FMS-300T gas stove is a well made product from a manufacturer with many years of experience in producing stoves. This particular stove has been on their catalogue for ten years now. In that time Fire Maple have sold tens of thousands of them and they remain a favourite for those looking for a truly lightweight small burner, specifically for heating water rather than cooking. In operation, the stove benefits greatly with protection from the wind and if treated with due care should perform faultlessly for many years. While not the cheapest, or the most efficient, or even lightest for that matter, the FMS-300T will fill a particular niche more than adequately.
Gear talk: the Fire Maple FMS-300T ‘Wasp’ gas stove