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    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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    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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    Practical Solution for Outdoor/Wilderness Repairs

    The picture shows the damage done by a Polar Bear; repaired by self-adhesive, waterproof tape Tape and Seam seal are important items in any repair kit, having almost unlimited uses is a must-have for every adventure. Ideal at home, on a family camping holiday or during the rigours of long expeditions into the wilderness and on occasions it is the survivalist best friend. Even the best of gear can get damaged, and it’s always at the worst possible time! TUFF Tape is quick to repair rips in waterproof clothing  fabrics, canoes,tents and more….. Stormseal is a water-based seam sealer that comes in a squeezable bottle with a foam pad for easy and precise application. The…

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    Foolproof Fire Starter

    A cotton ball impregnated with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) makes an outstanding Safe, Lightweight Fire Lighter; practical addition in your Survival Kit Ingredients Cotton Wool Balls Tub of petroleum jelly Ziplock bag / Grip seal bag How to make a ‘Cotton Ball’ Fire Lighter Open your ziplock bag Spoon in your petroleum jelly Add some cotton balls Zip and seal bag Gently squish and kneading the jelly into the cotton balls Don’t saturate the balls, you need dry cotton fibres Petroleum jelly in its normal solid state is ‘Not’ flammable but Cotton fibres are. The combination works on the same principle as a candle –you ignite the dry fibres of the…

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    Aluminium foil can be used as a versatile survival tool 

    It keeps heat and cold in because it does not efficiently radiate nor absorb heat Cooking – roasting, steaming, frying.  Create improvised pots, food container and plates Use as a Wind shield & reflect heat around cooking stove and/or a camp fire Build a Solar oven Signal mirror, also cut into multiple strips acts as signalling flag Fishing lures By placing your fire starter on top of an aluminium sheet you will stop the wax or jelly leaking into the ground **Excellent fire-starter is Vaseline-coated cotton balls Police and cybersecurity experts recommend wrapping your car’s key fob in tin foil so potential thieves won’t be able to intercept your signal.

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    Healthy feet are the essential foundation for an active life

    Check your feet regularly  Wash your feet every day Dry them well, especially between your toes Avoid dry & cracking by moisturising regularly Wear the correct footwear for the event / adventure Double check your shoes are the right size Train in the shoes & socks you intend to wear Change socks as often as possible – daily is more sociable  Rotate your footwear; trainers or camp shoes after a day’s trekking Roll-a-ball under your feet; it relaxes tight muscles & ligaments. Trim your toenails; Lads, a pedicure is cool but a paint job is questionable!   *Consult with a podiatrist if you have any concerns; not just your about an injury or footwear…

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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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    Outdoor Adventures – get changed outside, inside!!!

    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… A Changing Robe / Dry Coat allows you to change outside, inside. Whether your surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking the dog, staying dry and warm is important not just an indulgence. The picture is of me in Tough Guy; reputed to be the world’s most demanding one-day survival ordeal. I have conquered it five times, between January 1992 and 2008, at the ages of 47 to 61. Worryingly, before taking part, I had to sign a death waiver, to…

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    On Occasions it’s a Treat to be Pampered

    Microfibre towel  is integral for every adventure: they’re highly absorbent and amazingly fast drying, ideal for a day’s hiking, the beach or 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’re incredibly soft; after a hard day on the trail it’s a treat to be pampered….

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    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 ofwater, they expand to reveal a…