• Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure

    Multi-Tool for Adventurers

    ‘Multi-Tool’,they are by far first choice on my survival kit list….. best strap one of these onto your belt                                                                 Your selection between the Wave, Surge, Signal,or Skeletool can depend on your next adventure; trekking, camping, fishing or general outdoors repairs.   Benefit of the durable and dependable multi-tool is it’s a ‘single’ tool that’s so easy to access; yet it includes a variety of multi-tool functions: for example > Large blade, serrated knife blade, bottle & can openers, screwdriver 5 mm, lockable, wire stripper, ,…

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    Survival Shovel

    Adventurers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts know the importance of having the right tools on hand to ensure their survival in the wilderness. One such tool that is essential to have in your arsenal is a Survival Shovel. This versatile tool can be used for a variety of 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…

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    Thermal Bags & Blankets

    Sometimes problem weather is more than a weather problem !!! Emergency Thermal Blankets and Bags are essential in your survival kit; providing emergency shelter from the cold, wet and wind  ‘Safety’ Orange is used to set objects apart, making it easily visible to the human eye even in poor lighting conditions… Survival is Sustaining your Life: Anything that makes it easier for the *search & rescue services* to locate you, is a plus. #livealifetodiefor  #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx

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    Outdoors Eating Utensils

    For those who enjoy outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, or picnicking, there are specialized eating tools and utensils designed for these activities. They are often lightweight, compact, and durable to make eating in the wilderness more convenient. 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…

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    Survival Shelter

    Without Adequate Shelter we would Never have Survived 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 harsh Arctic conditions. It is known for being lightweight even when frozen, as well as being tough and durable. The tent provides a shelter for cooking, eating and sleeping and surviving the night. For 12-hour each day I leaning into my harness in order to drag my pulk loaded with its precious cargo northwards over some of the most…

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure

    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

    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…

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    Woodsman Knife with matching Firesteel

    Roger Harrington; I designed the Woodsman Knife in 1999 to fullfil my needs as a Bushcraft/Survival instructor. I was still serving in the reserve forces at the time teaching in both civilian life ( As Bison Bushcraft ) and in my military role. I needed a strong bushcraft knife that wasn’t the overkill of issued military blades. It had to be something capable of the fine detail needed for bushcraft projects, but still be able to cope with heavy duty work. I settled on 4mm thick blade stock not only for strength but the ability to split wood. The Scandinavian grind profile at 27 degrees Is both stable and strong…

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    Cordage

    Cordage has endless potential uses… It is  a must-have for every adventure, from a day’s hiking or the rigours of long expeditions into the wildernesswith all the necessary quality requirements – “Strength, Flexibility, Durability and Lightweight”. There are so many ways will come in handy during family camping holiday, on a day’s hiking, sailing or out in the remote wilderness; on occasions it is the survivalist best pal…. My personal cordage preference is Dyneema – I always carry a 50 m spool (weights 120g), diameter 1.8 mm with an average break load of 455 kg. It has a smooth and hard wearing polyester cover for easier handling and smoother running. Dyneema is lightweight, high…

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    Insect Repellant Clothing

    Anti-Insect Bite Clothing Based on my own experience I support Craghoppers anti-insect bite clothing range. NosiLife is a treatment built into the fabric that offers defence from the worries of irritating insect bites; also reducing the possibility of infection and contracting diseases. Anti-insect bite clothing gives campers, trekkers and adventurers peace of mind and the opportunity to enjoy travel anywhere! Scottish Midges feasted on me. #livealifetodiefor  #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx