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    Carabiner / Karabiner

    Carabiners serve as essential tools for climbers and mountaineers, facilitating the secure connection of various equipment pieces, thereby ensuring their safety during ascents. Typically crafted from durable metal, these versatile devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes, though commonly feature an oval design with a spring-loaded clip mechanism, ensuring firm closure unless intentionally opened. They have a wide range of uses across various activities and industries, including: Climbing and Mountaineering: Carabiners are crucial for connecting ropes to harnesses, securing climbers to anchors, creating belay systems, and linking different pieces of climbing equipment such as cams, nuts, and quickdraws. Rigging and Rope Work: They are employed in rigging systems…

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    Safeguard your Mobile Phone.

    In today’s interconnected world, effective ‘communication’ takes center stage. My colleagues and I have taken our mobile phones to diverse environments and engaged in a wide array of activities. From the icy reaches of the North Pole to the scorching sands of the Sahara Desert, we’ve braved it all. Our phones have accompanied us on water-based adventures such as kayaking and swimming, and they’ve even faced the arduous ascents of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro. Our mobile phones require robust protection against a range of elements, encompassing water, sand, snow, and shocks, while still maintaining seamless functionality for speaking, listening, and dialing. Kevlar mobile phone cases offer several advantages, one…

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    Wetsuit, Rash Vest & Legwear

    Wetsuits are specialized garments designed for various water-related activities, such as surfing, diving, snorkeling, and triathlons. They offer several benefits to individuals participating in these activities, primarily by providing thermal insulation and protection. Here are some of the key benefits of wearing a wetsuit: It’s important to choose the right wetsuit for your specific activity and water conditions to maximize these benefits. The fit and thickness of the wetsuit should be selected based on the water temperature, the duration of your activity, and your personal comfort preferences. Picture shows a full latex Turbo Cag / Jacket, my preference. Rash Vest The Rash Vest is a type of clothing that can…

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    First Aid Kit

    Always carry a First Aid Kit on any impromptu or guided outdoor adventure! First Aid Kit / Medical Kit is a collection of supplies and equipment used to give immediate medical treatment, primarily to treat minor injuries, such as cuts, burns, blisters, sprains, and insect bites, as well as provide some relief for pain, fever, diarrhoea, and allergies. A first aid kit can also help you prevent infections and stop bleeding in case of more serious wounds. There are many types of first aid kits available, depending on your needs and preferences; especially if you are travelling to remote areas or engaging in outdoor activities.. Some fundamentals to consider when choosing…

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    Reflective Survival Signal Mirror

    A Reflective Survival Mirror stands out as your ultimate daylight “Mayday Signaling Device.” The Signal Mirror—an often overlooked, despite our reliance on mobile phones, simple and practical tools like this can be lifesavers in unforeseen situations. Crafted from top-tier reflective materials, the signal mirror rescue delivers an exceptionally bright and visible reflection, ensuring optimal effectiveness in signaling rescuers during emergencies. Its durable construction guarantees longevity, making it a reliable tool in critical situations This indispensable tool belongs in every survival kit, boasting an extraordinary capacity to broadcast signals visible at distances of up to 10 miles. In an emergency, it serves as a beacon that captures the attention of potential…

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    Rescue Throw Bag

    Your Water Rescue Throw Bag isn’t just gear; it’s a lifeline… A rescue throw bag is an essential tool used in water rescue situations. It’s a bag usually made of durable, waterproof material, containing a length of rope or floating line. The concept involves swiftly tossing a Rescue Bag to someone in water distress, providing them a lifeline to grip onto and enabling a safe pull to shore. These bags often have a weighted end to help throw them accurately and a floating rope to ensure it stays on the surface of the water for easy retrieval. It’s a crucial companion for both seasoned rescuers and water enthusiasts—be it kayakers,…

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    Water Bottle

    Water is vital for survival….. your Water Bottle is the ideal ‘on the go’ hydration’ solution! During outdoor activities such as trekking, kayaking, mountaineering or walking in the wilderness the importance of remaining hydrated cannot be overestimated.   Carrying a water bottle encourages you to drink more water throughout the day. My preferred Water Bottle is the Explorer, a 650mi vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle.. Two 650mi bottles provide enough water for about 15 miles of hiking; carry one on each side of a pack, provide balance and importantly make sure they are easy to reach. The Polar Race 2009 – Arctic Drinks, on the move! We stopped every hour for…

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    Hatchet / Axe

    Your Hatchet / Axe, is an indispensable item for your Camping and Bushcraft needs; it’s an essential item to be included in any backpacking survival kit. The fibreglass axe handles are durable and take rough abuse; also have great shock absorption properties. It’s an ideal in length, 355 mm and weight 0.7 kg; with a protective safety holster with clip for carrying with you and a lanyard hole in the handle. It’s versatility is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, from cutting down trees and bushes; requires less of backswing when preparing and splitting your firewood in tight spaces. Handy, when building an impromptu shelter from the elements.  Effective for self-defence against 2…

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    Water Purifier

    Water purifiers are fantastic devices that ensure the water we drink is safe and clean. Securing access to pure water isn’t just about enriching lives; it offers extraordinary advantages that uplift not only you and your companions but entire communities as well. There are various types available, from simple filtration pitchers to advanced reverse osmosis systems. Some use carbon filters to remove impurities, while others employ UV light to kill bacteria and viruses. 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…

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    No Cell Signal…!!!  

    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! “Don’t Worry, be Happy” say hello to Zoleo 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. It’s an accessory that extends your smartphone messaging coverage to everywhere on Earth!  Helps keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life. #livealifetodiefor #itsrogerx  #MoreThanMyPast