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    Unsung Heroes  

    Sherpas, Guides, and Porters are the often-overlooked, forgotten and unsung heroes, of our incredible adventure. Without their unwavering support, achieving our goals would be an almost insurmountable challenge. They bear the weight of crucial equipment and supplies, guaranteeing our sustenance, hydration, and shelter. Moreover, their expert guidance and vigilant presence play an indispensable role in safeguarding us throughout our voyages and adventures. It was a bittersweet, last night, on Mt Everest. We had achieved what we had set out to do – play rugby at altitude. On the Mountain we had seen friends sent home early. Twenty-seven of us arrived at Everest base camp, Tibet on 20th April and only…

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    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 is lightweight, compact and breathable; it can be used year-round if paired with a suitable sleeping bag. While they don’t add a great deal of warmth, they’re perfect for sticky warm nights when even a summer-lightweight bag might be overkill, but you still need a layer. 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. Soft on the skin and feels luxurious to sleep in.…

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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 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 a dry bag by your side, you can rest assured that crucial items like toiletries…

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    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 Allows you to drinking convenient and efficient; allowing you constant access to enjoy a drink hands free. Great 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 generous capacity. Stay hydrated and keep trekking without missing a beat! The lightweight, low profile  OMM Ultra Bladder 3 Litres, has a Bite-Valve, it’s easy to open and spill free with quick release tubes making it an ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.…

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    Water Purifier

    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. 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 for all outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking, as well as for emergency preparedness and humanitarian aid projects. Lightweight and easy to carry, making it an ideal solution for trekkers and backpackers. Clean water has additional benefits such as detoxifying the body, aiding digestion,…

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    Whistle Code Signals

    If you can be Heard, you can be Found and Rescued. If you find yourself involved in and/or witnessing an outdoor emergency and need to summon help, there is an established international distress. Blast for help, loudly and hold for approx. 3 seconds. I can personally confirm the Acme Survival Whistle can be heard as far as a mile away.  Shatterproof plastic, discordant note, attention grabbing, loud and easy to blow. The world’s first life saving whistle developed in 1949. Offers great ease of blowing – lots of sound for almost no effort. Important in survival situations. Carry your whistle on a lanyard so you don’t lose it. Avoid using whistle signals in…