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    Mastering Due Diligence: An Adventurer’s Ultimate Guide to Risk-Free Exploration

    Prioritizing health and safety is essential in any endeavor, particularly in adventurous activities where risks abound. Comprehensive risk assessments are mandatory for all such undertakings, particularly in challenging environments like mountainous terrain or during intense activities such as an Atlantic row. Ignoring safety protocols in these scenarios may result in dire consequences. Drawing from personal reflections, poignant events such as the unfortunate loss of a fellow oarsman during the Atlantic row in 2016 and the notable dropout rate in Rugby on Everest 2019 have profoundly shaped my outlook. The tragic incident underscores the importance of ensuring comprehensive safety measures are in place. The Skipper and owner of the vessel faced…

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    Safeguard Your Mobile Phone: Tips and Best Practices for Maximum Protection

    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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    No Cell Signal? Here’s How to Stay Connected Anywhere

    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. In 2009, amidst our awe-inspiring 650km journey to the North…

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    LED Flashlight: Bright, Reliable Illumination for Every Situation

    Every Adventurer and Survivalist, be it a Trekker, Backpacker, or Climber, relies on this essential tool to navigate the unexpected and unplanned challenges that darkness brings. A compact hand-held LED flashlight, engineered to be powerful, rugged, and water-resistant, exceeds expectations by brilliantly illuminating vast areas. If your running late and dusk is closing in, your Flashlight will certainly help you set up camp, find the WC or walking the dog. They work in so many different situations and exhibit a better battery life. A LED Flashlight / Torch is an crucial survival tool – it gives benefits beyond ‘Light’ High-powered , LED Flashlights the Magnum with a long, spot beam reaching…

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Electronics / Navigation,  Electronics / Security,  My Blog

    LED Head Torch: Hands-Free, Reliable Lighting for Every Adventure   

    LED Head Torch is essential…“You need to ‘see’ where you’re going”. During any Adventure, whether a Hiker, Trekker, Climber, Angler or an experienced Survivalist; when nightfall’s your biggest threat is poor visibility! One of the most essential pieces of gear I highly recommend for your adventures is a quality rechargeable LED head torch. It provides extra security by illuminating the path ahead, giving you peace of mind. Lightweight and comfortable, it’s perfect for any journey. In the dark, your led head torch will reveal unseen obstacles & avoid accidents, assist you navigating after dark and survive a wilderness adventure. On a Multi-day expedition / events I take a spare…  A head torch…