Silva are famous worldwide for their range of quality, outdoor products. They are the leading manufacturer of compasses worldwide, starting in 1933 with the invention of the first liquid filled compass!
We are very pleased to be using a Silva 'ADC Pro' - a little hand-held Atmospheric Data Center, which we'll be using to record temp, wind speed, wind-chill, pressure and humidity while on the move. It's compact and lightweight, and is just streets ahead of anything like it I've ever used.
In Australia, Rucsac (Website: www.rucsac.com.au, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 61 (0) 2 6686 3388) is the distributor for Silva gear. Take a peek! These things are awesome.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.