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 Snugpak is a brand that produces lightweight sleeping bags and clothing designed to keep you warm in any conditions. The Enhanced Patrol Poncho is a small, lightweight product from Snugpak that provides 100% waterproof protection from unexpected rain.
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!
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…
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…
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
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…
The Understated Rain Poncho is more….
A Rain Poncho is an ideal choice to carry on your adventures whether hiking, camping, fishing or braving a music festival. I favour the Highlander Adventure Hooded Poncho it’s extremely versatile, simply pull it out of your pack and protect yourself against heavy rain. It’s a tough, lightweight, waterproof poncho that can be used again and again. Not only is it a poncho but also doubles up as an emergency shelter. With its built in eyelets, it can be pegged down or fixed between trees to provide a short term shelter. Being loose-fitting it offers good ventilation; which is important when you’re exploring hot-humid, rainy climates. On cold and wet days…
A good quality, versatile rucksack is a must have for any trek
I am a supporter of Aiguille‘s reliable products; ranging from Rucksacks that are crafted to accommodate from a day’s hiking to gear that can withstand the rigours of long expeditions into the wilderness A good quality, versatile rucksack is a must have for any trek- short, medium or an adventure in both the Summer or Winter. The main requirements > Comfortable : Capacity for your Essentials : Showerproof : Bomb-proof Whatever Adventurer you are going on, your durable rucksack’s capacity must be sufficient to carry a day’s worth of gear, food & water. To be comfortable your rucksack needs to be stable; a padded waist & shoulder straps and supportive back. Handy sized bottle pockets and…
Types of Knife Blades and what tasks they’re best suited…
Drop-point : good compromise between strength and utility Sheepsfoot : no-nonsense utility knife – slicing, whittling & ideal to cut rope Lambsfoot : popular with farmers, amongst its many uses is the trimming of lambs’ hooves! Wharncliffe : ideal for slicing, minimizing an accidental puncture with the tip Clip-point : for more delicate and precision work Straight Back : sturdy, ideal for cutting and chopping Tanto Blade : strong, handy for pushing cuts and piercing Needle-point & Spear-point : fighting and stabbing (illegal in many places). Gut Hook : skinning and field dressing wild game Trailing-Point : filleting, skinning and camp food prepping Spey : favored by hunters and trappers…
Boxers, Thongs or Briefs?
Boxer shorts are breathable, with plenty of ball room, but rather lacking in support, best for casual wear. Thongs, also known as ‘cheese cutters’, may look good on some, some of the time: they may look good on others all of the time, but they never look good on me at any time. Practically speaking, they are not designed to keep the ‘bad boy and his two chums’ properly tucked in. They mercilessly chafe and ruffle where they touch, or so I’ve been told. I wore my lucky, merino wool, snug-fitting boxer briefs every day, for the whole of my 25-day polar plod. They always kept the crown jewels warm…