• Overlooked Survival Items

    Aluminium Foil

    Aluminium Foil is versatile; and hence is useful addition to your bushcraft survival gear 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 Police and cybersecurity experts recommend wrapping your car’s key fob in tin foil so potential…

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    Survival Shovel

    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…

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    Healthy Feet

    Healthy feet are the essential foundation for an active life   *Consult with a podiatrist if you have any concerns; not just your about an injury or footwear but how your foot and ankle impacts the rest of the body. I am blessed with finding a first class podiatrist, Martin Parry, who represented the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in Triathlons. In addition to his finding the solution to your Foot and Ankle problem; he understands how we, who enjoy challenges, think and react……                       #livealifetodiefor

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    Adventurers Eating Tools

    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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    Changing Robe

    A changing robe is a useful and versatile piece of clothing that can provide many benefits for people who enjoy outdoor activities, especially water sports.  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…It allows you to change your clothes in public places without exposing yourself or feeling embarrassed. A Changing Robe / Dry Coat you to change outside, inside. Whether your surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking the dog, staying dry and warm is important not just an indulgence. It protects you from the cold, wind, and…

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    Microfibre Towels

    Microfibre towel  is integral for every adventure: they’re super absorbent and amazingly fast drying, ideal for a day’s hiking, gym, the beach, camping and 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 are very absorbent and can hold up to seven times their own weight in water, and are antibacterial and can remove up to 99% of bacteria with just water; making them eco-friendly, hygienic and safe for health. They’re incredibly soft and gentle – after a hard day on the…

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    Outdoor Hygiene

    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…

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    Sleeping Bag

    A Sleeping Bag is your must-have when ‘Sleeping under the Stars’. An average person can survive up to 3 Hours outside of the body’s core temperature** Sleeping Bag Your Sleeping Bag is a personal choice, there are lots of styles, shapes and sizes to choose from > single, double, square, mummy-shaped and some made with water resistant materials, antibacterial fabrics even a few have built-in mosquito net; all designed to suit your needs – from camping to glamping , from arctic to tropical,from festivals ‘n raves to wilderness adventures. Through my own experience I appreciate the selection of Snugpak sleeping bags has various options to create your ideal sleeping setup.…

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    Rain Poncho

    The ‘Understated’ 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…

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    Travel Underwear

    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…