• Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Overlooked Survival Items

    The average person can survive up to 3 Days without Water

    LifeSaver® water purifiers are designed to remove 99.99% of protozoa, bacteria and viruses, making it a reliable and effective solution for purifying water in various settings. It can be used for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking, as well as for emergency preparedness and humanitarian aid projects. Lightweight and easy to carry, making it an ideal solution for trekkers and backpackers. Additionally, clean water has additional benefits such as detoxifying the body, aiding digestion, promoting clearer skin, boosting general health, and strengthening the immune system. It can also be helpful for rural communities and schools.

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    No Cell Signal…  “Don’t Worry, be Happy” say hello to Zoleo

    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! 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. Helps keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life.

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    Distress signal tips using your Survival Whistle

    The ‘S.O.S. ‘ Emergency sound signal is three prolonged whistle blasts—then three short blasts—then three prolonged blasts—then pause and repeat. Blowing a whistle 3 times, wait 30 seconds, and repeat is the internationally distress signal. One blast – Where are you? Two blasts –   Used to signal a halt during a sound and light search. Five blasts –   Danger signal (usually shipping) Blast for help, loudly and hold for approx. 3 seconds. I can personally confirm the Acme Survival Whistle can be heard as far as a mile away.  *** If you can be heard, you can be found and rescued!!!

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    Adventurers Multi-Tool … best strap one of these onto your belt

    Leatherman is the ultimate, handy ‘Multi-Tool’,they are by far first choice on my survival kit list…..                                                                              Your selection between the Wave, Surge, Signal,or Skeletool can depend on your next adventure; trekking, camping, fishing or general outdoors repairs.   Leatherman  are durable, dependable  and multi-functional so best strap or clip on to your belt…

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    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 below the platform on which you are sleeping. Every little bit counts. It also gives…

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    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 A Thermal Blanket is a reusable, lightweight and waterproof Windproof: the killing factor is wind chill effect Dramatically lowers users body heat-loss rate – keeping you warmer Importantly retains over 90% of radiated body heat Sized for one or two people. The Survival Bag can provide a personal lifesaving shelter Providing ‘total body’coverage and protection Waterproof & Windproof Durable and Lightweight Accommodate two people Highly visible from a distance and radar reflective….search & rescue  ‘Safety’ Orange is used to set objects apart, making it easily visible to the human eye even in…

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    Backpackers & Adventurers Eating Utensils

    Spork- a perfect eating utensil for travel and adventure; my preference is the light weight titanium, easier to keep clean and virtually indestructible; I always take two in case I lose one! Stainless Steel mug for hot drink or soup perfect after a hard day on the trail or a good morning Coffee. The single wall design means it can be used as an emergency cooking pot … The robust stainless steel ‘deep’ 9″plate,that’s lightweight & easy to clean. Ideal for heating up your food in your oven, over the fire or your BBQ. Sharp durable knife: some prefer a folding knife and others a lightweight fixed blade, importantly they both…

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    The Adventurers & Survivalists Woodland Axe / Hatchet

    An essential item in your backpacking survival kit is the outstanding all-round Woodland Axe/ Hatchet ideal size and weight for carrying with you on your adventures Use it for everything from cutting down trees and bushes;  preparing and splitting your firewood. Handy, when building an impromptu shelter from the elements; dealing with tougher cuts of meat preparation; A great tool to help you dig and break through, ice and snow.  Effective for self-defence against 2 & 4 legged predators.

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    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 difficult terrain on our planet, crossing the frozen…

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    A Versatile Tool for some Wild Jobs …Hand Saw

    A “Hand Saw” is a must-have for every adventure, from a day’s hiking to the rigours of long expeditions into the backcountry; I encourage my fellow travellers to each pack one. You may choose to carry a lightweight Folding Hand Saw on your belt; an ideal Bushcraft Saw for camping, gardening or on a hike.  Or the versatile heavy-duty handsaw when Trekking or for the Wilderness Adventures: my proven favourite has the comfortable pistol grip and razor-sharp teeth, that makes for a superb go to work saw! Both have an efficient ‘pull stroke’ cutting action is protective of the blade and importantly “less tiring” to use…  There are many ways a ‘Saw’ comes in handy ; on occasions it is the survivalist…