Filed under: Field Tested, Gear | Tags: field bag, forestry, radio, virginia department of forestry
Several weeks ago while digging in a junk shop this particular canvas bag caught my. Once I pulled it from the shelf and opened it up I discovered it was a bag from the Virginia Division of Forestry. The bag, which contained an old radio, probably accompanied forest service rangers many years ago when they went out into the field.
The old Motorola radio definitely is no longer working, or at least I wouldn’t know how to begin bringing it back to life. Based on the tag found in the bag it seems as if it was on its way into the shop for repair and never made it out. The bag, which is made from heavy canvas, is itself in great condition and just needs a little cleaning and will be good for a trip back into the field once again.
Aside from swigging bourbon from it around my house I decided to take it out with me this weekend when I went flyfishing. While there isn’t much “testing” involved for a flask, I must say it did perform flawlessly on my outing. The flask, which I threw in my chest pack, did not spill a drop of precious bourbon while wading. And when I wanted a sip to keep my spirits lifted the flask delivered its tasty contents with no drips.
The final verdict on the Classic Flask from Stanley, well lets just say it gets is that it gets a seal of approval from The Wildwood. (For whatever that is worth)