• Camping / Equipment & Accessories,  Climbing,  Climbing / Caving,  Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Essential Rope Knots,  How To's,  Mountaineering,  My Blog

    Locking Screwgate Carabiners for Maximum Safety and Security

    Locking Screwgate Carabiners / Karabiners 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…

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    Choose the Best Outdoor Cooking Set for Your Next Adventure

    Your Compact Companion for Wild Camping, Backpacking and Travelers who need to pack urgently, this all-in-one cooking set ensures you have everything you need to get some grub cooking! The complete cooking set is simple to use and packs down compactly, elevating your outdoor experience. Meticulously crafted for adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone captivated by the allure of the great outdoors, this set is designed to complement the spirit of exploration. Whether you’re trekking through rugged terrain or unwinding at a picturesque campsite, this versatile kit is your steadfast companion. Boiling water or conjuring a satisfying meal becomes a swift affair with the all-inclusive tools and gear provided. Ready to…

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    Discover the Best Outdoor Lunch Boxes for Alfresco Dining

    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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    The Best Ways to Keep Your Gear – Safe, Dry & Organised

    In the world of outdoor adventures, gear protection is paramount. Keeping your essentials dry and safeguarding your valuables is not just a convenience, but a necessity. Here’s how these items can enhance gear protection: with Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks, and Ziplocs Dry Bags: When you’re out in the wild, you need reliable protection from the elements, and that’s where dry bags come in. Crafted from highly durable waterproof materials, these bags are your trusted companions for extreme activities. Whether you’re trekking through rugged terrain, navigating waterways, or braving the elements in snowy landscapes, dry bags are your shield. They are equally indispensable for activities like kayaking, boating, and swimming. With…

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    Your Hatchet or Axe: A Must-Have Essential for Every Survival Kit

    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. Versatility: A hatchet or axe can serve multiple purposes in a survival scenario, making it an incredibly versatile tool. It can be used for chopping wood, which is essential for building shelters and starting fires. Firewood Collection: One of the primary uses of a hatchet or axe is to collect and process firewood. In a survival situation, having access to firewood is crucial for warmth, cooking, and signaling for help. Shelter Building: A hatchet or axe can be used to cut branches and logs…

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    Trail Etiquette: Essential Tips for a Respectful Outdoor Experience

    My, not so secret tips on Tent Etiquette My, not so secret tips on the Trail Etiquette What to bring when hiking – a smile and a kind word! My, ‘not so’ secret Toilet tips in the Cold *You, nor your colleagues, want a frozen surprise on the next visit… #livealifetodiefor  #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx

  • Camping / Equipment & Accessories,  Marine,  Marine,  My Blog,  Overlooked Survival Items

    Changing Robe : Indispensable for Outdoors and Water Sports Enthusiasts.

    A Waterproof and Windproof Changing Robe: A Must-Have for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Water Sports Enthusiasts. Experience the great outdoors without compromising on comfort and privacy – a changing robe is your ultimate companion. From camping to wild swimming, this versatile garment ensures that you can embrace your outdoor adventures, regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for you. Picture is of me during Storm Ciarán 1st November 2023 Imagine being able to change your clothes in public places without any exposure or embarrassment. This innovative changing robe provides you with a discreet, insulated, and water-resistant personal shelter, granting you the freedom to adapt to the elements while maintaining your…

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    Tent as a Survival Shelter: Essential for Emergency Preparedness

    Why Tents are Crucial for Survival Situations When it comes to emergency preparedness and survival situations, having a reliable shelter is paramount. A tent serves as a vital survival shelter, providing protection from the elements, ensuring safety, and offering a sense of security in unpredictable circumstances. Understanding the importance of a tent in survival situations can help you make informed decisions when preparing for emergencies. 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 bound for the Magnetic North Pole. James and I were issued with a Terra Nova Tent that was proven to withstand…

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    Hand Saw… a Versatile Tool for some Wild Jobs

    A “Hand Saw” is a must-have for every adventure, from a day’s hiking to the rigours of long expeditions into the backcountry; I encourage my fellow travellers to each pack one. You may choose to carry a lightweight Folding Hand Saw on your belt; an ideal Bushcraft Saw for camping, gardening or on a hike.  Or the versatile heavy-duty handsaw when Trekking or for the Wilderness Adventures: my proven favourite has the comfortable pistol grip and razor-sharp teeth, that makes for a superb go-to-work saw! Both have an efficient ‘pull stroke’ cutting action is protective of the blade and importantly “less tiring” to use…  There are many ways a ‘Saw’ comes in handy ; users include tree surgeons, farmers, landscapers and domestic…

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    Camping Stove: Your Essential Companion for Outdoor Cooking

    Camping stove need to be trusted by fellow hikers, trekkers, adventurers and survivalists for its reliability! A dependable camping stove can make a significant difference in challenging outdoor situations. Test it at home or on short hikes first. So on an adventure your stove of choice will be based on your experience. My personal experience – 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…