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    Rescue Knife

    Your Rescue Knife is the ideal survival tool made for emergency situations. The Safequip Rescue knives are an essential safety tool to carry with you on the water. Whether tangled in rope or needing to be released urgently, it can cut you or a companion out of danger. The compact Rapid Ti has a corrosion resistant Titanium blade with one serrated edge and one smooth edge that incorporates a line cutter into the blade. The blade is blunt ended for safety which makes it an ideal compact rescue knife. The moulded handle is fitted with a metal shank at the base which can be attached to a lanyard and comes…

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    LED Flashlight

    A compact hand-held LED Flashlight that is powerful, rugged and water-resistant, that punches far above its weight; illuminating large areas is what every Adventurer and Survivalist, whether Trekker, Backpacker, or Climber carries to deal with the unexpected and unplanned in the dark.  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 1100 metres – and…

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    LED Head Torch       

    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 important pieces of gear I highly recommend you take with you is a quality rechargeable LED Head-Torch it will provide you with extra security thus giving you peace of mind; by illuminating a path ahead of you. 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 is indispensable and even better its…

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    The Pulk

    The Pulk is a Nordic short, low-slung small sled used in frozen Arctic conditions for transporting all your gear. When 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 on an Aiguille pulk, bound for the Magnetic North Pole. My body harness was attached by rope and bungee cord to a heavy load with no braking system, the pulk was remarkably stable whilst being manhandled over sea ice rubble! The Aiguille Expedition Pulks are a simple and bombproof, with easily adaptable hauling systems and has a load carrying capability of up to 100 kg ; designed to perform to below…

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    Rucksack

    A good quality, versatile rucksack is a must have for any trek…. I am a supporter of Aiguille‘s reliable products; ranging from Rucksacks that are crafted to accommodate from a day’s hiking to gear that can withstand the rigours of long expeditions into the wilderness A good quality, versatile rucksack is a must have for any trek-  short, medium or an adventure in both the Summer or Winter. The main requirements > Comfortable : Capacity for your Essentials : Showerproof  : Bomb-proof Whatever Adventurer you are going on, your durable rucksack’s capacity must be sufficient to carry a day’s worth of gear, food & water. To be comfortable your rucksack needs to be stable; a padded…

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    Knife Blades Types

    There are many types of knife blades, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for different tasks. Here is a brief overview of some common knife blade types and what they are best suited for. Drop-point : This is a versatile blade type that has a curved edge and a slightly sloped spine; good compromise between strength and utility. Good for hunting, camping and general purpose cutting. Sheepsfoot / Wharncliffe; These blade types that have a straight edge and spine that curves down to meet at the tip, no-nonsense utility knife, cutting, slicing, whittling & ideal to cut rope. Lambsfoot : popular with farmers, amongst its many uses is the…

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    FOOD… is Fuel

    An average person can survive up to 3 Weeks without Food Our body and brain require a steady supply of food and nutrients: without the body’s many systems will begin to deteriorate. The effects may include you feeling tired, weak, cognitive changes and ultimately organ failure. When on an Adventure – I recommend freeze dried meals for your health, enjoyment and survival. I have eaten freeze dried meals on many adventures and climates; including trekking to the North Pole , climbing Mountains and rowing the Atlantic; they are quick and easy to prepare, high in energy, carbohydrates, protein and other essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  Firepot has a delicious selection of dehydrated meals: meat,…

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    Survival…Finding your way

    Adventure start here …. Always carry a Compass and Map as backup It is essential to know how to use a compass, it is a skill that everyone who enjoys the outdoors; trekkers, orienteers, kayakers and sailors will find indispensable. A map and a compass are still my basics for navigating and locating my position with confidence and ultimately surviving the wilderness; it gives you the choice to deviate from the trail and explore! My favourite is the navigation Suunto MC-2 G Mirror Compass, and a great sighting compass for global mountaineers; insensitive to water pressure, handy for sailor and adventurous kayakers. It is accurate, durable and able to handle the difficult conditions encountered in our changing world….  #livealifetodiefor…

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    Practical tips on how to build a Campfire and ignite

    How to Build & Light your Campfire The StrikeFire, a Ferrocerium fire starter, has become the most dependable means of igniting a fire with sparks, regardless of weather conditions or at altitude. Unlike a box of matches or a cigarette lighter, the StrikeFire is capable of igniting literally thousands of camp fires. At 2,980 degrees Celsius, the sparks from a StrikeFire will ignite a huge range of natural and man-made tinder including gas and petrol camping stoves so you can cook food, boil water, keep warm and sleep safely without worrying about predators. There’s nothing like sitting by a campfire and watching marshmallows toasting or the evidence burn! Basic Safety…

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    How to make Water Safe 

    Ensuring Access to Pure Water Enhances Life and Offers Extraordinary Advantages Making Water Safe Clean Water – Additional Benefits   Survivalist Tips on… Finding ‘Clean’ Water is Essential Running water and groundwater are the most common water sources in the wild; the faster the water is flowing, the better **Don’t eat or drink anything unless you know it’s safe** An average person can survive up to 3 Days without Water !!! #livealifetodiefor #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx