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    Outdoor Lunch Boxes

    For the more serious outdoor activities such as trekking, kayaking, climbing or walking in the Wilderness ; Meal Prep Sets have been designed specifically to be robust and multi functional; Ideal for meal prepping, food storage and eating on-the-go. On a long day, during my 650 km trek to the North Pole , I would occasionally dip into my lunch box and treat myself. We stopped every hour for five minutes to drink from our flasks, and that’s when I really attacked the munchies. All the contents had frozen together, you would break a bite-size piece off the goody clump. Pop one in and it slowly thawed in your mouth.…

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    Dry Bags – Dry Sacks

    Dry Bags / Dry Sacks provides protection from the elements. the importance of keeping your gear dry and protecting valuables cannot be underestimated.   Drybags, and waterproof backpacks are built for using on the more extreme activities involving ideal for the hiking enthusiast in rugged terrain, water, snow or other wet environments; including kayaking, boating, swimming A ‘dry sack’ is more often used for carrying in a backpack or rucksack They inspires confidence and peace of mind that your clothing won’t get wet and/or ruined and and your food remains edible when on the move and/or in the wilds. If the expected happens and you need to make ‘the call’ for rescue; it’s invaluable…

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    Neck & Face Protection against the Elements

    Buff ; a ‘fabric tube’ and they have many different intended ways to keep your neck, face and head warm, dry and protected from the sun. Snood / neck gaiter/cowl; is a lightweight hybrid of ‘scarf & hood’; protecting your face, head and neck against the sun and wind. Bandana; is an efficient way to protect you from the sun & wind, often worn as a skull cap or usually as a headband.  Call it a buff, a snood or a magic scarf; the ‘Wuffler‘ is the ultimate multifunctional headwear for the Adventurous….. It will keep you warm during the cold winter days and breathable; protecting you from the sun and in the heat  quick…

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    Water Bottle made from plants

    During outdoor activities such as a day’s hiking, camping or enjoying a music festival’ the importance of remaining hydrated cannot be overestimated.   The lightweight ”S’wheat bottles’ , are convenience on the go! Providing safe water in all situations and are easy to keep clean Suitable for tea, coffee and soup and the all round favourite – ‘Water’…

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    Hydration Bladder

    A backpack/rucksack with a Hydration Bladder System allows you to drinking convenient and efficient; allowing you constant access to enjoy a drink hands free. Great choice while you are trekking in the mountains, scrambling over dunes and for runners. The lightweight, low profile  OMM Ultra Bladder 3 Litres, has a Bite-Valve, it’s easy to open and spill free with quick release tubes making it an ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.

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    Water Purifier…for ultimate protection

    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’s the most practical and healthiest method that can be used for all 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. The average person can survive…

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    Emergency Distress Whistle Signals…

    If you find yourself involved in and/or witnessing an outdoor emergency and need to summon help, there is an established international distress signal for whistles 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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    Survivalist – Field 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, plastic containers and more….. Stormseal is a water-based seam sealer that comes in a squeezable bottle with a foam pad for easy and…

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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.