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    Fixed Blade Knife is an “Adventurers Tool”

    An essential tool for carrying out tasks such as shelter building, skinning, fire building/lighting, whittling, rope work and wilderness skills The fixed blades (full-tang) are robust, reliable and easy to maintain; they need to be when used on tough camping / woodsman tasks. On your belt, ready to hand in a survival situation. Bushcraft knives tend to be around 3-5 inches in length and better suited for delicate tasks like making traps or skinning small game. My preferred is The Scout knife  it’s designed to be your all round hunting, camping, utility knife. It’s small enough to be carried comfortably on you or in your pack, but large enough to…

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    Survival Mirror is the most effective daylight-signaling device

    A signal mirror is an essential in any survival kit; the ultra-bright signaling tool  can be seen from up to 10 miles away, alerting potential rescuers of your location… you can be spotted from the air, the water or the ground.  My personal favourite is a SOL Signal Mirror, it’s lightweight, shatterproof and you can easily aim the reflector with one hand, which is ideal in an emergency.   An unexpected bonus is that it “Floats”; practical for hazards involving wilderness water crossings and for those who partake in recreational water activities; such as kayaking, canoeing, and boating. 

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    Outdoor Lunch Boxes

    For the more serious outdoor activities such as trekking, kayaking, climbing or walking in the Wilderness ; Meal Prep Sets have been designed specifically to be robust and multi functional; Ideal for meal prepping, food storage and eating on-the-go. On a long day, during my 650 km trek to the North Pole , I would occasionally dip into my lunch box and treat myself. We stopped every hour for five minutes to drink from our flasks, and that’s when I really attacked the munchies. All the contents had frozen together, you would break a bite-size piece off the goody clump. Pop one in and it slowly thawed in your mouth.…

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    Water Bottle – Essential for every Adventure!

    During outdoor activities such as trekking, kayaking, mountaineering or walking in the wilderness the importance of remaining hydrated cannot be overestimated.   Carrying a water bottle encourages you to drink more water throughout the day. My preferred Water Bottle is the Explorer, a 650mi vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle.. Two 650mi bottles provide enough water for about 15 miles of hiking; carry one on each side of a pack, provide balance and importantly make sure they are easy to reach. The Polar Race 2009 – Arctic Drinks (on the move). We stopped every hour for five minutes to drink from our flasks. (“Live a Life to Die For”) The simplest method…

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    Dry Bags – Dry Sacks

    Dry Bags / Dry Sacks provides protection from the elements. the importance of keeping your gear dry and protecting valuables cannot be underestimated.   Drybags, and waterproof backpacks are built for using on the more extreme activities involving ideal for the hiking enthusiast in rugged terrain, water, snow or other wet environments; including kayaking, boating, swimming A ‘dry sack’ is more often used for carrying in a backpack or rucksack They inspires confidence and peace of mind that your clothing won’t get wet and/or ruined and and your food remains edible when on the move and/or in the wilds. If the expected happens and you need to make ‘the call’ for rescue; it’s invaluable…

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    Adventures in Sobriety

    This is the remarkable and inspiring true story of a man who went from being a violent criminal and alcoholic to a charity worker, extreme adventurer and world record holder. Not only has Roger Davies faced challenges of extreme cold in the Arctic , searing heat in the Sahara and an uncompromising North Atlantic, but he has done this whilst latterly battling cancer and staying sober one day at a time. Told in his own gritty, unique and entertaining style. Roger’s story proves that there is no limit to what we can achieve if we really want to LIVE A LIFE TO DIE FOR.

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    Neck & Face Protection against the Elements

    Buff ; a ‘fabric tube’ and they have many different intended ways to keep your neck, face and head warm, dry and protected from the sun. Snood / neck gaiter/cowl; is a lightweight hybrid of ‘scarf & hood’; protecting your face, head and neck against the sun and wind. Bandana; is an efficient way to protect you from the sun & wind, often worn as a skull cap or usually as a headband.  Call it a buff, a snood or a magic scarf; the ‘Wuffler‘ is the ultimate multifunctional headwear for the Adventurous….. It will keep you warm during the cold winter days and breathable; protecting you from the sun and in the heat  quick…

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    Water Bottle made from plants

    During outdoor activities such as a day’s hiking, camping or enjoying a music festival’ the importance of remaining hydrated cannot be overestimated.   The lightweight ”S’wheat bottles’ , are convenience on the go! Providing safe water in all situations and are easy to keep clean Suitable for tea, coffee and soup and the all round favourite – ‘Water’…

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    Hydration Bladder

    A backpack/rucksack with a Hydration Bladder System allows you to drinking convenient and efficient; allowing you constant access to enjoy a drink hands free. Great choice while you are trekking in the mountains, scrambling over dunes and for runners. The lightweight, low profile  OMM Ultra Bladder 3 Litres, has a Bite-Valve, it’s easy to open and spill free with quick release tubes making it an ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.