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    Gaffer Tape

    The picture shows the damage done by a Polar Bear; later repaired by Gaffer Tape Gaffer Tape, having almost unlimited uses is a must-have for every adventure. Ideal at home, on a family camping holiday or during the rigours of long expeditions into the wilderness and on occasions it is the survivalist best friend. Depending on the nature of the adventure always carry a minimum of 2 rolls, fellow adventurers to do the same. It’s strong yet easy to tear and leaves no residue/mess…. In 2009 when I walked 650km from Resolute Bay to the North Pole over frozen sea ice hauling my pulk loaded with a winter tent, food, fuel heating stoves, clothing,…

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    Toilet Paper or Wet Wipes

    Wet wipes are the best innovation for personal hygiene and gentle on your bitsduring adventures.Some brands are very eco-friendly, for example; My Happy Planet’s GenieWipes –are 100%biodegradable and best of all, they’re totally plastic free.Toilet paper is light but bulky and must be protected from getting wet; no onewants soggy tissues. As with all supplies you carry with you, they are rationed;you are issued 3 sheets per dump: one up, one down and one too polish!Opus Genie Wipes are tiny pellets that take up almost no space, light and easyto carry in your pocket or bag. However, when you add just a few drops ofwater, they expand to reveal a…

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    Woodsman Knife with matching Firesteel has proved to be  the ultimate Survival Knife

    Roger Harrington; I designed the Woodsman Knife in 1999 to fullfil my needs as a Bushcraft/Survival instructor. I was still serving in the reserve forces at the time teaching in both civilian life ( As Bison Bushcraft ) and in my military role. I needed a strong bushcraft knife that wasn’t the overkill of issued military blades. It had to be something capable of the fine detail needed for bushcraft projects, but still be able to cope with heavy duty work. I settled on 4mm thick blade stock not only for strength but the ability to split wood. The Scandinavian grind profile at 27 degrees Is both stable and strong…

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    Cordage is a vital tool; it has endless potential uses

    Parachute cord, popularly known as “paracord,” is the undisputed king of survival cordage — it’s  a must-have for every adventure, from a day’s hiking or the rigours of long expeditions into the wilderness. Ropelocker Paracord has all the main quality requirements “Strength, Flexibility, Durability and Lightweight”. There are many ways paracord or rope will come in handy, family camping, when on a day’s hiking, sailing or out in the wilderness; on occasions it is the survivalist best pal…. Depending on my adventure I always carry a minimum of 50ft and strongly suggest to my fellow adventurers to do the same. In 2009 when I walked 650km from Resolute Bay to the North…

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    Survivalists stay Warm

    During…              Your time in the Wilderness               An average person can survive up to > ·                   3 Weeks without Food ·                   3 Days without Water ·                   3 Hours outside of the body’s core temperature The name ‘Snugpak’ means lightweight sleeping bags and clothing that will guarantee to keep you warm The Snugpak Patrol Poncho, like all Snugpaks gear, is made to be tough enough for military use all around the world. Designed to cover you and your backpack in one fell swoop as well as provide a decent amount of leg coverage.

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    Anti-Insect Bite Clothing

    Anti-Insect Bite Clothing Based on my own experience I support Craghoppers anti-insect bite clothing range. NosiLife is a treatment built into the fabric that offers defence from the worries of irritating insect bites; also reducing the possibility of infection and contracting diseases. Anti-insect bite clothing gives campers, trekkers and adventurers peace of mind and the opportunity to enjoy travel anywhere!

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    Rescue Knife is an ideal survival tool made for emergency situations.

    The Safequip Rescue knives are an essential safety tool to carry with you on the water. Whether tangled in rope or needing to be released urgently, it can cut you or a companion out of danger. The compact Rapid Ti has a corrosion resistant Titanium blade with one serrated edge and one smooth edge that incorporates a line cutter into the blade. The blade is blunt ended for safety which makes it an ideal compact rescue knife. The moulded handle is fitted with a metal shank at the base which can be attached to a lanyard and comes supplied with a high visibility moulded sheath with a quick release mechanism…

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    A quality LED Flashlight gives benefit beyond ‘Light’.

    A Compact hand-held Flashlight that is powerful rugged and water-resistant flashlight that punch far above its weight, illuminating large areas is what every Adventurer and Survivalist, whether Trekker, Backpacker, Climber or Kayaker carries to deal with the unexpected and unplanned in the dark.  If your running late and dusk is closing in, your Flashlight will certainly help you set up camp, find the WC or walking the dog. A high-powered , LED Flashlight with a long, spot beam Is a must-have for the Emergency Services; security, police, fire service and military An essential ‘tool’ for search and rescue operation on the land and sea. Handy in the tool box in commercial and industrial…

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    Head Torch       “You need to ‘see’ where you’re going”.

    During any Adventure, whether a Hiker, Trekker, Climber, Angler or an experienced Survivalist; when nightfall’s your biggest threat is poor visibility! One of the most important pieces of gear I highly recommend you take with you is a quality Head-Torch it will provide you with extra security thus giving you peace of mind. In the dark a head torch will reveal unseen obstacles & avoid accidents, assist you navigating after dark and survive a wilderness adventure. On a Multi-day expedition / events I take a spare…  A head torch is indispensable and even better its ‘Hands Free’!          My personal favourite is NightSearcher Zoom 700R

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    The Pulk… low-slung small sled.

    When we set off from Resolute,on Resolute Bay, (74° 43’ N and 94° 53’ W), in the territory of Nunavut, Canada, to walk/ski for 648 km (403 miles), pulling our food and equipment on an Aiguille pulk, bound for the Magnetic North Pole. My body harness was attached by rope and bungee cord to a heavy load with no braking system, the pulk was remarkably stable whilst being manhandled over sea ice rubble! The Aiguille Expedition Pulks are a simple and bombproof, with easily adaptable hauling systems and has a load carrying capability of up to 100 kg ; designed to perform to below -35 degrees C. For 12-hour each day I leaning into my harness in order to drag my pulk…