I was recently sent some of these fantastic Sami style Oilskin pouches from Blue Angelical to use for my bushcraft adventures. They are perfect for storing items and come in a variety of sizes so they can be utilised for keeping any number of things protected from the elements.
The Oilskin pouches are hand made by Blue Angelical here in the UK from heavyweight Oilskin cloth. They are really well sewn with strong polyester thread and all of the seams on the inside to keep things nice and neat, also protecting the stitching from wear and tear. There is a loop of paracord to secure the top of the pouches, which opens and closes using a plastic button toggle. The paracord is secured at the back of the pouch so it doesn’t get lost (nice touch). There is also an antique brass rivet with an eyelet at the top, which can be used to attach a lanyard to attach to my pack or a belt. When empty they take up very little space and can just be stuffed into a pocket somewhere on my pack.
Blue Angelical very kindly set me a set of three pouches, which can be purchased from their website for £39.99, a fair price in my opinion for such well made items.
- Small is approx – 17cm (h) x 10cm (w) x 4cm (d)
- Medium is approx – 25cm (h) x 15cm (w) x 6cm (d)
- Large is approx – 29cm (h) x 20cm (w) x 8cm (d)
- Avaialble in either dark Green or Chestnut Brown
- Also avaialble in canvas material
I am using my large pouch for food, medium one as a paracord bag, and the small one as a tinder bag. They can literally be used for storing anything you like (timder, food, canteens, equipment, first aid kit etc). I have also used the bags while foraging in the forest and on the coast for tinder and wild edibles.
Oilskin over time may need re-proofing to maintain its waterproof properties, you can rub some Neat’s Foot oil or something similar into the outside of the cloth which works really well.
I would like to say a big thanks to Blue Angelical. All in all, I am really pleased with the Sami style pouches and would definately recommend them. They also make a range of other Bushcraft items, so go check out their website.