Trekking: Get back to the basics with Filson’s Wedge Tent

first_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Filson has always had a knack for the outdoors, every since the Seattle-based manufacturer first began selling outdoor wears to prospective gold miners on their way up to the Klondike. The company is still at it more than a century later, though it’s now just as concerned with make leather-trimmed luggage and woman’s apparel as it is heavy-duty jackets and baselayers. Nonetheless, the Filson Wedge Tent ($1,000) is a suitable homage to the old-school camping tents of yesteryear — or maybe just a sweet, military-grade mockup that’s poised to become your child’s favorite getaway.So, what separates the aptly-titled Wedge Tent from the technical, mesh offerings you’re used to seeing at your local outdoor store? Well, for starters, the A-frame design. The tent relies on a classic, triangular build that offers 7 feet of vertical clearance and 8½ square feet of floor space, which is enough to easily accommodate one or several people with ease (even if it lacks a traditional floor). The mildew-resistant tent is also made of 10-ounce Marine Finish Army Duck — allowing it to thwart both heavy rain and bouts of snow — and utilizes heavy-duty nylon zippers that will keep other elements, such as dust or deer, at bay. You can even set it up between to trees, or using the bundled sheer poles, just in case the allure of the desert is more appealing than a tree-lined, alpine trek. It may weigh 20 pounds, sure, but that’s precisely what your venture wagon is for. Now all you need is the enamel percolator and a vintage Coleman.Check out Filson online to make a purchase, or to simply browse the company’s robust selection of outdoor equipment and apparel. 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralightlast_img read more

Bushveld vanadium among new project updates in latest IMPN

first_imgThe latest issue of the International Mining Project News (IMPN) newsletter, published every two weeks with more news, is now available. This issue has almost 30 pages of news. For subscription details contact [email protected] Below are just some of the projects covered, including AIM-listed junior explorer/developer Bushveld Minerals, which says it continues to make strides in realising its vanadium aspirations, leveraging its greenfields position in the South African vanadium exploration, mining and processing space. It is aiming at the establishment and consolidation of high-grade vanadium deposits on all three limbs of the Bushveld Complex, with close proximity to established logistics and processing infrastructure.Saracen Mineral Holdings has advised that extensive technical studies on its Carosue Dam gold project in WA have confirmed that the company is firmly on track to meet the key performance targets contained in this five-year plan, while Rare Element Resources Ltd, which is advancing the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project located in northeast Wyoming, has announced preliminary results from the successful pilot plant campaign of its patent-pending, zero-discharge solvent extraction (SX) separation technology.Canadian exploration and development company Los Andes Copper is focused on its Chile-based Vizcachitas copper-moly porphyry project, located 130 km north of Santiago. The project has a NI 43-101 compliant indicated resource of 1,038 Mt at 0.434% copper equivalent and contains an estimated 8.5 billion pounds of copper and 281 Mlb of moly. Its inferred resource stands at 318 Mt at 0.405% copper equivalent and contains an estimated 2.4 billion pounds of copper and 88 Mlb of moly using a cut off of 0.3% copper equivalent.Hot Chili says “a cutting-edge geophysical survey has identified four more large copper porphyry targets in a highly significant breakthrough which could transform its flagship Productora project in Chile into a Tier-1 copper asset. The survey results show that these targets, which are in addition to the Alice copper porphyry deposit established at Productora late last year, are the likely sources of a +6.5 km-long copper porphyry footprint previously identified at Productora.”Endeavour Mining Corporation has filed on SEDAR the NI43-101 independent technical report for the Ity Gold Mine, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa with an effective date of July 31, 2015. This Technical Report includes the tabulation of the current mineral resources, mineral reserves and associated mine plans as developed by La Mancha’s independent consultants and management team.Kibo Mining plc, the Tanzania focussed mineral exploration and development company, has announced completion of Phase 1 of the Mbeya Definitive Mining Feasibility Study (MDMFS). This is a critical work stream of the final Stage of the broader Mbeya Coal to Power Project Mining Feasibility Study.Hudson Resources Inc has announced that the Government of Greenland, the Qeqqata Municipality and Hudson Resources have now signed the recently approved 30-year exploitation (mining) license and the Impact Benefit Agreement for the White Mountain anorthosite project.Bayhorse Silver Inc reports that it has accessed the first stope at the Bayhorse Silver Mine, East Central Oregon, USA. American Mining and Tunneling, its underground safety operations contractor, has already stockpiled approximately 100 tons of heavily mineralised material from the stope as it continues the safety work program.last_img read more