The Varusteleka thread !

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  1. Mfraser161

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    Varusteleka users unite !
    Let’s see what you’ve bought , used or love from Varusteleka.
     
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    Here’s my Savotta Jääkäri L rucksack with Surplus British Army Osprey pouches attached , all bought from Varusteleka.
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    90% of the gear on this pic is from Varusteleka.
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    They're pretty wicked. I've got other kit from Varusteleka, but hadn't photographed it yet.
     
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    Out hiking today with my Savotta Jääkäri rucksack from Varusteleka.
    My mrs was wearing the M305 pattern Särmä TST poncho.
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    Fishcock and a Tereva Skrama.  IMG_20190704_134943.jpg IMG_20190703_205734.jpg
     

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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Pretty comparable to any smoked canned fish product but with a bit more filler.

    It's decent with a little hot sauce. I think it might also be good with honey.
     
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    You ever seen someone jump when you throw dirty underwear at them? Now if you chase them with dirty underwear they might be forced to fight and might end it quickly, so don't do that. But if you just hold them out in their direction and stand your ground they aren't coming anywhere near you!
    Would work better if its your dirty underwear. No sense in grossing yourself out or needing counseling.
     
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    I have one of these on order... really. I couldn’t resist getting a few things with the free shipping.

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    They have a Romanian canvas/ leather ruck up for sale right now. 40L at $45. Looks really nice.
     
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    Only thing so far is a Polish poncho tent and a case of Scho-Ka-Kola.

    I'm not necessarily into the miltary look, just the concept of robust minimalism, but the Särmä backpacks are definetly on my list.
     
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    Got my patch, now I won’t step on snek. :4: The butter dish things are pretty cool as is the chocolate. I like tins and now I have chocolate and 3 new tins!

    The butter tins are actually quite nice kit, IMO. They seem to be designed to seal with or without the plastic liner. The rim of the bottom is rounded and there is plenty of lock left for the lid and seal to work. Now to decide what they become.

    I just discovered that a butter dish effectively camouflages a tin of chocolate, safeguarding it against attack by the enemy. :9:
     
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    Crap...I placed my order yesterday for chocolate and a Swedish kuksa. I forgot about that butter dish! Oh well, the didn't have the Swiss M84 canteen cups in stock so I guess I'll have to place another order some time. On the bright side, my oeord is supposed to deliver on Monday! o_O
     
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    First order ever from Varusteleka!

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    -Savotta Jaakari small pack
    -Sarma shoulder strap pads
    -Miltec GP pouch large
    -Miltec GP pouch small
    -Miltec single mag pouch
    -Sarma sternum strap

    All put together...
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    Little "First Look" unpackaging review I did!
     
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    @jayclimber I've tried the Warrior Coffee. It's different, a bit oily feeling. It comes in packets you need to cut open and comes out as a paste. I always seem to make a mess with it.
     
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    I recently purchased a Savotta Jääkäri M backpack from Varusteleka and have used it on about a dozen longish day hikes. The build quality and comfort are top shelf. It is heavier than my Gossamer Gear Kumo 36 liter pack but handles heavier loads better. I also like the hydration reservoir sleeve better than the loop provided with the Kumo. I also have the Finnish Sleeping Mat which is great for cowboy camping.
     
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    Got a merino wool, mid weight base layer. It layers under a Woolrich or Pendelton button down, and I'm good well below zero. Maintaining my usual slow pace.

    Got a bunch of other stuff to, but thats the best.
     
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    I had never had the chocolate before. YUM, now I wish I had taken advantage of the free shipping on a case of chocolate instead of only one tin. Momma likes it too. :rolleyes:

    That is a very nice looking setup. :dblthumb:
     
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    Momma won't like it cause she doesn't like coffee. I bought one tonight of dark and two tins of milk chocolate.
     
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    My Savotta Jaakari M with some MOLLE pouches added (USGI sustainment pouch and a canteen pouch on either side). The Jerven Hunter bag stuck under the lid was also from Varusteleka.

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    I also have an original Jerven bag from Varusteleka. I used it as a shelter on an overnighter in October 2018.

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    FWIW, I am 5'5". If I was much taller this shelter would have been too short. Naturally, I'd want a different pitch if I was expecting much precipitation. It got down to about 40F that night, IIRC. If it was colder a fire out front would have been nice and the reflective inside of the Jerven bag would have made it really toasty, I think.
     
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    When you guys keep mentioning the free shipping, was that a special that they ran? Or if there a code or some way to get free shipping?
     
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    It was a special thru 4 July.
     
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    Was a the shop yesterday, got me a sailor jacket.
     
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    I got two orders in about a one month span. Lots of chocolate, brand new windproof smock in DPM, various buckles, poncho, knife 110, German KFS set for work, small Bergan liner, and a few other things. Next order will have some patches and more clothes.

    For Americans, you can often get things cheaper at Sportsman Guide (often if you want 6 of something) but for a Canadian it is cheaper, both in price and shipping, for me to order from Findland. I know of no other company shipping international for $12.50!
     
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    just made my first order today. Jääkäripuukko with Leather Sheath, Carbon Steel 140 mm.
     
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    I can't say I have ordered anything as I don't need anything I can afford and can't afford what I 'need'.

    I do however check out their website just to read the descriptions. Those folks are a riot ! It is hems like these that keep me comong back....


    Swiss Gebrigsjäger goggles with a strap. Complete with a metal carrying case. Extremely handy goggles, if your eyes are surgically enhanced to see in the dark, or if you just need a pair of neutral looking sun glasses.


    The Swiss make the best and coolest looking sunglasses. These were probably made with the average consumer in mind, so as to make selling them to civilians easier.


    Please note: The lenses are made from glass. Some glasses feature bright aluminum frames, which are quite similar - though not exactly the same - as used by evil Germans back in the days. We don't separate these based on colour, it's not a fashionable thing to do these days.


    UV protection? Your guess is as good as ours - these have been made from the 20's onwards for a few decades. But hey, the man who conquered Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, didn't give a s#@t while using these!
     

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