Silk Topo Maps

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Silk topo maps are a tough and versatile replacement for paper maps or GPS. They are waterproof, don't require batteries, and have a hundred additional uses from bandana to tourniquet. 

To order one, simply fill in the form below and tell us which area you want a map of.

We will then email you a free full-sized PDF of the map. If it meets your needs, then we will print it on silk ($75) and ship it to you free of charge.



We were inspired by the silk escape and evasion maps used by fighter pilots in World War Two. Their maps were printed on parachute silk, and pilots kept them stuffed in their flight suits. If they had to bail out over enemy territory, these maps would guide them to the frontier and safety. Silk made sure they were tough, could be opened quietly, and hidden easily. Understandably, these old maps are now very rare and highly sought after by collectors. But we are bringing them back for many reasons:


  • Waterproof
  • Tougher than paper
  • Can be folded again and again without creasing or tearing.
  • Easy to stuff in small pockets, mitts, or even a sunglasses case.
  • Useful handkerchief
    • Wear it as a bandana
    • In an emergency, can double as a sling, bandage, or tourniquet
    • Use it as a hobo-pack or table cloth


    Our topographical maps cover every inch of the United States and Canada. These are based on the most recent U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada maps. We provide these in several different scales from 1:24,000 to 1:1,000,000. We can also make you a map of other countries, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. We also have beautiful vintage topographical maps that make lovely souvenirs. All our silk maps ship free of charge and carry our 100% money-back guarantee. We're positive you will love them as much as we do. The maps measure 26” x 26" and the edges are hemmed to prevent fraying.


    If you have any questions about these maps please:


    • Check our Silk Map FAQ
    • Email us at
    • Or, call us at +1 (802) 375-7808






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