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    MSR® XGK™  trusted by fellow hikers, trekkers, adventurers and survivalists for its reliability!

    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 Magnetic Pole in 25 days Just the extreme cold of the Arctic makes a person feel very hungry, add the enormous amount of energy (6500 calories)  needed to man hauling our pulks for 12 hours per day for survival this energy needs to…

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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. It has all the main quality requirements “Strength, Flexibility, Durability and Lightweight”. There are many ways paracord or rope will come in handy during family camping holiday, on a day’s hiking, sailing or out in the remote wilderness; on occasions it is the survivalist best pal…. Depending on my adventure I always carry a minimum of 50 ft of cordage and strongly suggest to my fellow adventurers to do the same. In 2009 when I walked 650km from Resolute…

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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…

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    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…

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    Common range of Knife Blade Shapes and what tasks they are 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…