• Essential Rope Knots,  Overlooked Survival Items

    The Carrick Bend

    The Carrick Bend is also known as the Sailor’s breastplate, is ideal for uniting two substantial ropes or cables that are too bulky or rigid for typical bends. Its design ensures a secure and reliable connection, making it a preferred choice in scenarios where other common bends may not suffice due to the sheer size or inflexibility of the ropes or cables involved. A practical knot; easy to tie and untie, it does not slip even when wet, secure and stable once tightened – it is among the strongest of knots. Tying Guide Step 1: Lay the ropes parallel to each other, overlapping slightly. For clarity, let’s call the ropes A…

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    Gloves

    Polar Bear Paw print & My Gloved Hand (Arctic 2009) Gloves act as a barrier between your hands and the elements, protecting them from water, mud, sand, wind and also the Cold….. They provide comfort by preventing blisters, chafing, and irritation that might occur from direct contact with rough surfaces during activities. Safeguards your hands from abrasions and cuts that might occur during outdoor activities; hiking, climbing, sailing, rowing or biking – and can spoil not jut a the day but an adventure. Different types of gloves offer insulation against cold and heat, ensuring your hands stay at a comfortable temperature.  Some come with textured surfaces or materials that improve…

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    Sleeping Bag Silk Liner

    A Sleeping bag Liner can be used in hot climates or keep you warm in ‘cold’ climates. “A silk liner offers exceptional qualities: it’s lightweight, compact, and highly breathable, making it adaptable for year-round use when paired with the right sleeping bag. While it doesn’t significantly enhance warmth, its versatility shines on humid, balmy nights.” A silk liner can stand alone when a summer-weight bag feels excessive, offering that essential layer for comfort and adaptability.” Why Silk? It is a natural fibre giving great warmth for weight one of the lightest natural fibres; adds 2°C of warmth to your sleeping bag. It’s breathable, quick-drying and good at wicking away moisture.…

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    Outdoor Lunch Boxes

    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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    Enhance Your Gear Protection

    Here’s how these items can enhance gear protection: with Dry Bags, Stuff Sacks, and Ziplocs 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. 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…

  • Overlooked Survival Items

    Neck & Face Protection against the Elements

    Buff ; a ‘fabric tube’ and they have many different intended ways to keep your neck, face and head warm, dry and protected from the sun. Snood / neck gaiter/cowl; is a lightweight hybrid of ‘scarf & hood’; protecting your face, head and neck against the sun and wind. Bandana; is an efficient way to protect you from the sun & wind, often worn as a skull cap or usually as a headband.  Call it a buff, a snood or a magic scarf; the ‘Wuffler‘ is the ultimate multifunctional headwear for the Adventurous….. It will keep you warm during the cold winter days and breathable; protecting you from the sun and in the heat  quick…

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    Eco Water Bottle

    Water Bottle made from plants During outdoor activities such as a day’s hiking, camping or enjoying a music festival’ the importance of remaining hydrated cannot be overestimated.   The lightweight ”S’wheat bottles’ , are convenience on the go! Providing safe water in all situations and are easy to keep clean Suitable for tea, coffee and soup and the all round favourite – ‘Water’…  #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx

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    Hydration Bladder

    A backpack/rucksack with a Hydration Bladder System A backpack with a hydration bladder system is a fantastic choice for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, or even long walks. The hydration bladder, usually positioned inside the backpack, allows you to sip water through a tube without having to stop and open a water bottle; convenient and efficient giving you constant access to enjoy a drink hands free. Ideal choice while you are trekking in the mountains, scrambling over dunes and for runners. Plus, it’s a lifesaver in hot weather—enabling you to enjoy a steady flow of refreshing sips, shielding your water from the sun, and outperforming traditional water bottles with its…

  • Essential Rope Knots,  My Blog,  Overlooked Survival Items

    Figure of Eight Loop

    The Figure of Eight Loop is a versatile knot,often used in climbing and rescue scenarios, providing a secure and reliable loop at the end of a rope It’s also referred to as the Figure Eight on a Bight, is renowned for its versatility and simplicity in knot tying, making it indispensable; here are some Common Uses for the Figure of Eight Loop: Tying Guide Remember to practice tying and inspecting knots regularly for proficiency and safety. #livealifetodiefor #marlowropes  #MoreThanMyPast #itsrogerx

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Overlooked Survival Items

    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…