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Best Outdoor brands that produce durable stuff

Posted on 15. Juni 2014 Comments

This is a list of outdoor brands and what I bought or used from them over the years. Not every brand is particularly good at everything, so I wrote down what I can recommend from them.


Clothes and shoes

The North Face – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes

Twentyfour – Outdoor clothes generally, raingear, warm clothes, underwear

Jack Wolfskin – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes

Mammut – Outdoor clothes generally, raingear, jackets

Meindl – Trecking boots

Kaikkialla – Outdoor clothes generally, warm clothes (polartec)

Outdoor Research – gaiters (Gortex)



Rei – Tents

Leatherman – Multitoolkit

Glock – Knife

Thermarest – Camping mat

Fenix – Flashlight/ torch

Nalgene – Drinking bottle

Gelert – One man tent

Garmin – GPS device

Oakley – (Sun/Sport-) glasses, depending on the modell even military grade strength, e.g. for biking on dirt roads

Zippo – Lighter

Casio – Not exactly an outdoor brand but they make good waterproof solar-watches

Petzl – Head lamp

Black Diamond – Head lamp

MSR – Cookers

Snow Peak – Cooking gear (titanium spork)

Trangia – Cooking gear (pot)

Primus – Cooker, cooking gear

Sea To Summit – shovel



Ortlieb – Waterproof bags, especially for bicycles, dry bags for backpacks and watersport

Deuter – Backpacks

Tatonka – Trekking backpacks


I’m still missing good brands for hiking poles, bicycle tools, a bicycle pump, bivvy bags and some more gear. So if you have any recommandations or had a different experience with those brands, feel free to comment or send me an email.

ArgoUML 3.4 unter Ubuntu 12.04

Posted on 6. März 2014 Comments

ArgoUML ist ein Open Source Tool zum Erstellen von UML Diagrammen.Leider ist es Standardmässig nicht in den Ubuntu Paketquellen enthalten, ich habe aber eine .deb-Datei gefunden, mit der man das Programm installieren kann: Original / lokale Kopie.


sudo dpkg -i argouml_0.34-1~getdeb1_all.deb

Eine Alternative ist z.B. StarUML