Another update here with a compilation from the recent feature “The Hunter”. A truly inspiring and intriguing film about a scientist traveling to the island of Tasmania with the task to capture the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Note I mention the Tiger here, not the Devil, probably first encountered (for Europeans) by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman when he was exploring the waters around ‘Terra Australis’. It is believed that somewhere in the 1930′s the last Tiger died, yet nowadays sightings keep on being reported but never proven. The same case in the movie, where Dafoe is told there is substantial proof that they are still around and goes on a search.
Some amazing shots and pictures of the landscape are seen, while we follow Martin David during his adventures. Besides his own surviving knowledge and skills, he carries some helpful gear and equipment with him to help out. All of this is stored in the marvelous backpack of his, made from khaki colored waxed canvas. I could not identify the backpack, despite of the distinct leather tag stitched on top, and that’s a shame for I’m really curious who makes such backpacks. It might even be a vintage military survival pack, if anybody could help me out here I would really appreciate! His local guide, Jack Mindy, is dressed in a pretty worn-out oil skin jacket, identical to the Beaufort model by Barbour although this one is clearly not a Barbour make. Next to it he wears his Akubra hat with braided leather belt and a moss-green canvas rucksack with leather straps. A set-up I would really love have myself one day, is the music installation with the speakers that are spread over the trees surrounding the house. That must be wonderful, listening to music at full-volume in the midst of the wilderness. Enjoy.
edit: the pack seems to be a Crossfire DG-1 daypack and is not made of waxed cotton, but of 1000d Cordura. It’s probably just the moist and the dirt that gives the fabric its greasy look. Thanks again Daan.