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    No Cell Signal…!!!  

    Never do you need to climb a mountain, row an ocean or trek in the wilderness without a proven device that enables the connections you need! “Don’t Worry, be Happy” say hello to Zoleo The robust ‘Zoleo’ provides seamless connectivity via the Iridium global satellite network when you’re outside of mobile coverage… It has a built-in SOS ‘Alert’ button, with 24/7 monitoring and progress updates; also has a ‘peace of mind’ check-in button. It’s an accessory that extends your smartphone messaging coverage to everywhere on Earth!  Helps keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life. #livealifetodiefor

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    Survival Shovel

    Adventurer’s must-have Survival Shovel for ‘tasks’ in camp, on the trail or in the wilds. Multi benefits & Uses Except from “Live a Life to Die For” by Roger Davies (page 129). Then I would cut snow blocks to be melted for drinking and cooking. I continued to secure the pulks, shovelling snow to cover the valence, to help keep the draughts to a minimum and also stops snow being blown up between the inner and outer tent in high wind and blizzard conditions. I then dug a little cold air trench in the vestibule space between the tent’s inner and outer door. This allows space for cold air to sink…

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    Thermal Bags & Blankets

    Sometimes problem weather is more than a weather problem !!! Emergency Thermal Blankets and Bags are essential in your survival kit; providing emergency shelter from the cold, wet and wind  ‘Safety’ Orange is used to set objects apart, making it easily visible to the human eye even in poor lighting conditions… Survival is Sustaining your Life: Anything that makes it easier for the *search & rescue services* to locate you, is a plus. #livealifetodiefor

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    Healthy Feet

    Healthy feet are the essential foundation for an active life   *Consult with a podiatrist if you have any concerns; not just your about an injury or footwear but how your foot and ankle impacts the rest of the body. I am blessed with finding a first class podiatrist, Martin Parry, who represented the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in Triathlons. In addition to his finding the solution to your Foot and Ankle problem; he understands how we, who enjoy challenges, think and react……                       #livealifetodiefor

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    Changing Robe

    A changing robe is a useful and versatile piece of clothing that can provide many benefits for people who enjoy outdoor activities, especially water sports.  Live your outdoor adventures to the fullest; from camping to wild swimming enjoy the luxury of being comfortably cloaked within your insulated and water-resistant personal shelter whatever the weather throws at you…It allows you to change your clothes in public places without exposing yourself or feeling embarrassed. A Changing Robe / Dry Coat you to change outside, inside. Whether your surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking the dog, staying dry and warm is important not just an indulgence. It protects you from the cold, wind, and…

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    Survival Shelter

    Without Adequate Shelter we would Never have Survived 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 bound for the Magnetic North Pole. James and I were issued with a Terra Nova Tent that was proven to withstand harsh Arctic conditions. It is known for being lightweight even when frozen, as well as being tough and durable. The tent provides a shelter for cooking, eating and sleeping and surviving the night. For 12-hour each day I leaning into my harness in order to drag my pulk loaded with its precious cargo northwards over some of the most…

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    Microfibre Towels

    Microfibre towel  is integral for every adventure: they’re super absorbent and amazingly fast drying, ideal for a day’s hiking, gym, the beach, camping and the rigors of expeditions into the wilderness. Whatsoever my next adventure, I always carry a lightweight microfibre sports towel that packs down into such a small pouch. I strongly suggest to my fellow adventurers to do the same. They are very absorbent and can hold up to seven times their own weight in water, and are antibacterial and can remove up to 99% of bacteria with just water; making them eco-friendly, hygienic and safe for health. They’re incredibly soft and gentle – after a hard day on the…

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    Camping Stove

    Camping stove need to be trusted by fellow hikers, trekkers, adventurers and survivalists for its reliability! Test it at home or on short hikes first. So on an adventure your stove of choice will be based on your experience. My personal experience – Every breakfast and evening meals our robust  MSR® XGK™ stove’s powerful flame melted snow and ice giving us lifesaving boiled water incredibly fast so we could enjoy a drink and by rehydrating our freeze dried meals – eat… This was so necessary during the Polar Race, probably the world’s toughest race; – starting from Resolute, Nunavut (74°43’N and 94°53’W), walking & skiing 648 km to the North…

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    Outdoor Hygiene

    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…

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    Woodsman Knife with matching Firesteel

    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…