• Climbing,  Essential Rope Knots

    The Butterfly Knot

    Climbers often rely on the butterfly knot in diverse scenarios due to its versatility and reliability. Whether equalizing a belay setup or isolating damaged rope; it is a secure loop knot that is proven to be indispensable. In the realm of glacier climbing, the butterfly knot assumes a pivotal role. It allows climbers to securely attach a third person safely…

  • Essential Rope Knots,  Utility

    Sheepshank

    The Sheepshank knot serves the purpose of temporarily shortening a rope without cutting it or taking slack out of a line. If a section of a rope is damaged or weakened, the Sheepshank can be used to bypass the damaged area and create a functional, shorter rope without compromising its overall strength. It was historically used in sailing and other…

  • Essential Rope Knots,  Utility

    Taut-Line Hitch Knot

    The Taut-Line Hitch is indeed a versatile and reliable knot for outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers and campers. Typically used for securing tent lines, hammocks etc…This knot is handy for creating an adjustable loop that stays in place even under tension, making it ideal for situations where you need to secure something but might need to adjust the tension later. Tying Guide…

  • Essential Rope Knots,  Marine

    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…

  • Camping / Equipment & Accessories,  Hiking / Trekking,  Overlooked Survival Items

    Outdoor Cooking Set for Your Next Adventure

    Your Compact Companion for Wild Camping, Backpacking and Travelers who need to pack urgently, this all-in-one cooking set ensures you have everything you need to get some grub cooking! The complete cooking set is simple to use and packs down compactly, elevating your outdoor experience. Meticulously crafted for adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone captivated by the allure of the great…

  • Electronics / Security,  How To's,  My Blog

    Due Diligence for the Adventurous

    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…

  • How To's,  My Blog

    Rock Scrambling

    Rock scrambling, a popular outdoor pursuit, involves navigating rocky terrain with a mix of climbing and hiking techniques. It’s crucial to conduct thorough risk assessments before engaging in rock scrambling to ensure participant safety. Ignoring safety protocols in this activity could lead to accidents or injuries. Basic Guide to Scrambling How to Navigate Scree Loose Scree / friable rock is…

  • How To's,  My Blog

    River Crossings: Techniques and Tips

    Water crossings offer a mix of excitement and challenge. There are various factors range from navigating shallow streams to traversing deep rivers. Whether one opts for fording, using a bridge, or sailing across in a boat, the primary focus remains on assessing the environment and choosing the safest approach. Essential considerations: Depth of the water , current intensity, and the…

  • Cancer,  My Blog,  Recovery

    Cold Water Showers: Invigorate Your Body and Mind

    Embracing the Cold Stepping into that cold shower initiates a daily journey toward resilience. The first moments of icy water serve as a reminder of inner strength. With each deliberate breath, you welcome the invigorating challenge, understanding that you’re nurturing both your mental and physical health. The shock of the cold water becomes a source of vitality that energizes you…

  • How To's,  My Blog

    Knife Care and Usage Guide

    “Your knife is your life”: You’re only as sharp as your knife and your survival knife is the one that you have on you at the time.  Stephen Nowacki. Taking care of your knives and using them correctly is essential for their longevity and your safety. Knives are versatile tools, but they have their limits. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll…