UST B.A.S.E. case first time out .
As I was out and about back down on the Jurassic Coast again I took along a few new items kindly sent to me from Alpha Bushcraft .
Full specs on the UST container can be seen here http://www.reveresupply.com/2013_ust_site/Root/2_base_case_1-0.html
I managed to stash in a few useful items in the generous 23mm wide (internal ) capsule from a Leatherman ‘Style’ multi -tool, x3 10 hour mini chem lights, x4 of my fire circle tinder tabs, a folded £20.00 note , a micro fire-steel / needle and a jute cord tinder warped fire sparker .
In the screw threaded lid I managed to stash one of my double sided Cyalume Cyflect MK3 mini markers and underneath a Silva SERE GITD compass.
In use through out the day clipped via the carabiner to my belt I was surprised to see that the connecting split ring had started to pull apart . This was replaced instantly with some technora cord from my pack and I’m glad I spotted it before I lost the container but then a split ring is always going to be the weakest link .
Apart from the issue with the split ring the container performed very well in the water . UST rate the case as waterproof and it certainly showed no signs of ingression in either of the rock pool dunks or the 10 minutes left in a seasonal waterfall .
Having replaced the split ring I’ve also now pimped the tube a little more to suit my own tastes more to follow later .
UST B.A.S.E case available here in UK http://www.alphabushcraft.co.uk/ustbasecase.html