When it comes to Tracking, the necessity of having all my stuff at easy reach is quite mandatory. But dimensions and weight are important as well! I’m 5,57 tall for 116 lbs; after years spent testing Tactical match between belt and pouches made in cordura, taking advantage of each single Molle attack, my Kit of choice fell on the outstanding products of this young and talented Leather artisan from Italy.
I’m talking about Andrea from Prometheus Bushcraft Equipment.
During Summer 2018 I’ve already got the opportunity to test his Geminus Leather Bag; me and Andrea discussed about the chance of realizing a custom, removable internal pouch designed to hold all the “tools of the trade”. More specifically, I asked him to realize something tough and suitable to contain:
- a measuring tape
- my torch Led lenser 9802QCTP
- a field note
- a pen
- small flags made of wood I use as markers for the tracks
- a magnifying lens
Andrea came out with an astonishing product that totally fit my needings and even overcome my original expectations. The Geminus Leather Bag is pretty tough and light at the same time, and I can attach it to the leather belt he produced as well. Thanks to an additional system of attachment I can fix the internal pouch “Kiowa” (I’ve personally chosen the name) inside the Geminus as well as keeping it attached to the leather belt, keeping things easy for few hours of training. As you can see in the photo, the Kiowa bag has got several additional elastic laces in which you can drop the measuring tape or the torch. By that, no fear to lose them in the woods: those laces are pretty strong.
Andrea also created a magnifier lens: an essential tool for a Tracker.
Recently, my idea to create a bracelet/measuring tape eventually came to life: Andrea realized it with his unique talent, literally forging an unmatched, avanguardistic product. Later on, Dave Canterbury baptised it “The Trackers Tool“, as you can read in this post.
The bracelet is intended to be a valuable aid to measure human/animal tracks as well as reliable piece of gear for “Paul Mapping”.
TTT consists in two bracelets (one side in CM, the other in Inches): the longer is suitable for measuring the entire lenght of the track, the shorter is made for taking measures of the width. They can also be attached to each other throughout pressure clips.
TTT is available HERE
I cannot be more enthusiast of my Tracking Kit. It’s comfy, it’s lightweight, it’s tough.
Let me stress that all these products are made of GENUINE LEATHER.
No China hands in them. 100% pure Italian Handcraft.
You can find all of them, along with the TTT (which will come out very soon) at PROMETHEUS BUSCRAFT EQUIPMENT ETSY SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/PrometheusBushcraft/items?ref=pagination&page=1