Reviews Page Two



The Luvele Dehydrator Review

The model I reviewed is the Luvele Flow Food Dehydrator, 250w, with 5 trays costing £42,95.

Dehydration is the process, where 90% of the original moisture in meat, fruits, and vegetables are removed so that the food stays intact for at least a month without any refrigeration.

In the past food was dried under the sun by cutting it into thin slices. However, nowadays with the advancement of technology, These devices which are available in the market and can help to simplify the process of dehydration.

Dehydration’s most important benefits include:

No chemicals and preservatives.

No colors, flavors or additives.

The taste is concentrated as it dehydrates well. You get the natural taste, which tastes good.

The size of shrinks to half of its size and thus can be stored easily In the freezer for months.

All the nutrition like vitamins and minerals are preserved due to dehydration.

It also allows you to save money by purchasing a large qantity at the same time.

As a prepper who would not like to dehydrate food so that it can last for an extended period of time?

As a non-prepper who would not like to dehydrate food so that it can last for an extended period of time?

It makes sense, it makes food last longer and it tastes fantastic.

So far, I’ve used the dehydrator to make a couple of batches of each of:

Apple chips (thin apple slices)
Beef jerky I made my own marinade.
Bacon bits, bought from local shop as (bacon pieces and cut thinly by me)

Here’s a tip from the internet, Slice your meat while it’s slightly frozen. That way you can make thin slices (about a 1/4 inch thick) without cutting off your finger, or worse, swearing.

Here is the recipe I used for my first ever dehydrator beef jerky.

200ml soy sauce

2 tsp salt

2 tsp garlic granules

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp pepper (if u like use chilli)

thinly sliced beef

Simply, Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl. Put the meat inside and let it stand overnight.

Then place it in the dehydrator making sure each piece is not touching another.

The fruit I simply slice thinly and place again in the dehydrator.

So what do I think, well, the taste is decided by me, the amount produced is never enough for me as I love it and will eat it until all is gone.

As a dry survival food it is the best, and if added to main meals it simply uplifts them into another food sensation.

Look dea listener just buy one and see for yourself.

https://luvele.co.uk/collections/food-dehydrators

The Highlander Portable Toilet Review

The Highlander Portable Toilet has a sturdy tubular steel frame and a moulded plastic seat that clips on top to hold it all together.

After use the frame and seat fold flat for easy transportation and storage. The waste disposal bag is held firmly in position by an inner plastic ring that fits inside the toilet seat.

This product has been described by buyers as the flattest fold away portable on the market.

The Highlander Portable Toilet is supplied with 6 waste disposal bags and replacement bags are also available.

(Note: the Highland Portable Toilet can also be used with the Bog in a Bag Spare Bags – the advantage being that they contain an absorbent pad that gels liquids and masks odours.)

What can I say, excuse the pun. The truth is it works, it’s as simple as that, but for me that was not the point.

For me the point was it provides a normal slice of life that matters when out in the woods for the weekend. It returns respect to the ladies and is easily accepted by the kids.

Why bother squatting or leaning against trees or being stung or otherwise, as when you must you must go so why not make it as normal as possible.

It folds up and packs flat, if you run out of the disposal bags, buy some more or simply us any plastic bag from supermarket ones to bin liners.

Dimensions when folded flat: 50cm x 34cm x 5cm (20″ x 13″ x 2″)

Dimensions of the moulded plastic seat: 33cm x 33cm (13″ x 13″)

Height of seat above floor: 36cm (14″) (a standard toilet is about 41cm (16″) high)

Max recommended user weight – 90kg
Order your here

http://www.purpleturtle.co.uk/acatalog/Highlander-Portable-Toilet-1066.html

The Coast HP5 Tactical LED Torch with 121 Lumens Output Review

The Coast HP5 Tactical LED torch delivers a lot of light from a small package!

Select between a high-output setting of 121 lumens and a low-output setting of 41 lumens. The Fingertip Speed Focus Control provides superior beam consistency from spot to flood, with no dark rings typically associated with focusing torches.

The beam pattern gives you a great focused spot with a maximum beam distance of 78 meters, while producing an outer ring of floodlight that allows you to see a broader area.

The Beam Lock System fixes your beam preference in place with a twist of the focusing bezel. Built tough, with an impact-resistant, lightweight aluminium casing that resists rust and corrosion.

Tactical Features

Coast Tactical torches are identical in function to their standard counterparts, however, they incorporate a high powered strobe setting and they lack the signature Coast “Red Ring.” Opting instead for a less flashy black ring. Additionally, the Coast logo and model are left as outlines instead of being filled in. The result is a high quality aluminum body torch that is suitable for police or other tactical duty.

Backed by Coast’s 5 year warranty.

Additional Product Details
The Coast HP5 Tactical comes complete with a holster, lanyard, batteries and is presented in a gift box.

Technical Details

Type: Professional hand held torch
Operating Modes: High / Low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: From 41 to 121 lumens
LED: LED light chip
Focus: Fingertip speed focus
Optics: Flood beam to bulls eye spot
Beam Range: 78 m
Batteries Required: 1 x AA alkaline (included)
Run Time: 4 hours 30 minutes (high), 6 hours (low)
Overall Length: 120 mm
Head Diameter: 27.5 mm
Barrel Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 88 grams (including batteries)
Colours Available: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Switch Type: End cap – push button
In-Built Technology: Cyclone™ heat sink system
Other Technology: Beam lock system – twist head to lock focus
Environmental: Water and shock resistant
Warranty: 5 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS

Packaging and Contents

Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Coast HP5 Tactical LED torch x 1
Durable nylon pouch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Duracell AA alkaline battery x 1

So what do I think, firstly I have to say that I am pleased to see such build quality in a small flashlight. I like the fact that it comes with a good quality lanyard and a good quality nylon belt pouch both designed to stand up to abuse and I would say both are essential anyway.

For example the belt pouch loop closeure uses velcro as well as a snap button and that’s over kill but it means my Coast HP5 will never fall off my belt.

By putting your thumb through the lanyard and around your hand and holding the Coast HP5 in your fist you have a firm grip and total control of the beam and by using trhe slightly crenelated back end of the flashlight you have an effective self-defense aid too.

The beam is adjustable and locked in position by using the focusing bezel another fantastic idea.

For a small flashlight I found that it performed extremly well and did the job I wanted it too, for me it comes into it’s own in the urban environment as it is concealable on your belt or within your hand when you need it most.

The strobe light is another usefull aid, in fact it could be life saving in an attack senario, as it will temperarily dissorientate an attacker giving you the opportunity to fight or flee.

Overall it’s a thumbs up for the Coastal HP5 in everyway.

http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/

The Bobble & Bobble Water Filter Bottles Review

Meet bobble, a stylish and very smart way to make every drop of water you drink better. bobble is a fun, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink. when water passes through the ingenious carbon filter, chlorine is removed from ordinary tap water. makes water taste better. crisp and clean. bobble is a beautiful alternative to single-serve plastic water bottles, which harm the earth (and your wallet).

Each replaceable bobble filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles. after 1 year, you alone have removed thousands of bottles from the environment, simply by filtering the water from your tap. bobble is BPA free, and free of Pthalates and PVC. drink up!

The bobble sport,is a smart new take on the original bobble. bobble sport is sport-lifestyle ready, and holds 650ml.

Bobble sport uses the same ingenious replaceable carbon filter as the original bobble. The filter removes chlorine from tap water. It makes water taste better, crisp and clean. enjoy bobble sport.

So do I like it? Well NO, I love it and take it with me everywhere I go. I certainly take it with me into hospital as that way I can actually drink the water from the water jug left on the bedside table.

Interestingly the nursing staff noticed my bobble bottle and said when you want a refill please let us know.

I also am now able to enjoy simple tap water without the smell and the taste of well what ever it is, it’s not of fresh water is it.

I recommend the bobble bottle simply for everyday use cheers.

http://www.waterbobble.uk/

The Coast HP5 Tactical LED Torch with 121 Lumens Output Review

The Coast HP5 Tactical LED torch delivers a lot of light from a small package!

Select between a high-output setting of 121 lumens and a low-output setting of 41 lumens. The Fingertip Speed Focus Control provides superior beam consistency from spot to flood, with no dark rings typically associated with focusing torches.

The beam pattern gives you a great focused spot with a maximum beam distance of 78 meters, while producing an outer ring of floodlight that allows you to see a broader area.

The Beam Lock System fixes your beam preference in place with a twist of the focusing bezel. Built tough, with an impact-resistant, lightweight aluminium casing that resists rust and corrosion.

Tactical Features

Coast Tactical torches are identical in function to their standard counterparts, however, they incorporate a high powered strobe setting and they lack the signature Coast “Red Ring.” Opting instead for a less flashy black ring. Additionally, the Coast logo and model are left as outlines instead of being filled in. The result is a high quality aluminum body torch that is suitable for police or other tactical duty.

Backed by Coast’s 5 year warranty.

Additional Product Details The Coast HP5 Tactical comes complete with a holster, lanyard, batteries and is presented in a gift box.

Technical Details

Type: Professional hand held torch Operating Modes: High / Low / Strobe Luminous Flux: From 41 to 121 lumens LED: LED light chip Focus: Fingertip speed focus Optics: Flood beam to bulls eye spot Beam Range: 78 m Batteries Required: 1 x AA alkaline (included) Run Time: 4 hours 30 minutes (high), 6 hours (low) Overall Length: 120 mm Head Diameter: 27.5 mm Barrel Diameter: 20 mm Weight: 88 grams (including batteries) Colours Available: Black Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium Switch Type: End cap – push button In-Built Technology: Cyclone™ heat sink system Other Technology: Beam lock system – twist head to lock focus Environmental: Water and shock resistant Warranty: 5 years Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS

Packaging and Contents

Supplied in retail packaging and includes: Coast HP5 Tactical LED torch x 1 Durable nylon pouch x 1 Lanyard x 1 Duracell AA alkaline battery x 1

So what do I think, firstly I have to say that I am pleased to see such build quality in a small flashlight. I like the fact that it comes with a good quality lanyard and a good quality nylon belt pouch both designed to stand up to abuse and I would say both are essential anyway.

For example the belt pouch loop closeure uses velcro as well as a snap button and that’s over kill but it means my Coast HP5 will never fall off my belt.

By putting your thumb through the lanyard and around your hand and holding the Coast HP5 in your fist you have a firm grip and total control of the beam and by using trhe slightly crenelated back end of the flashlight you have an effective self-defense aid too.

The beam is adjustable and locked in position by using the focusing bezel another fantastic idea.

For a small flashlight I found that it performed extremly well and did the job I wanted it too, for me it comes into it’s own in the urban environment as it is concealable on your belt or within your hand when you need it most.

The strobe light is another usefull aid, in fact it could be life saving in an attack senario, as it will temperarily dissorientate an attacker giving you the opportunity to fight or flee.

Overall it’s a thumbs up for the Coastal HP5 in everyway.

http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/

 

The Posse EDC Bag Review

The Posse is a conceal carry shoulder bag that can be worn on either shoulder. This is a great option for a concealed carry bag for men and women. It is small enough to carry the essentials while travelling or everyday excursions.

The back of this concealed carry pack has a pouch with a loop field for use with conceal carry holsters, secured by a strapped button and D-Ring for easy access.

If you are lucky enough to be legally able to carry firearm there is divider with a loop field in the main compartment of the Posse that can be easily accessed through self-healing zippers.

3V Gear Posse EDC Sling Pack

The 3V Gear Posse EDC Slingpack is made to survive everything from urban jungles to fierce desert warfare, the 600 Denier PVC backed polyester shell will hold up to the severest of action and adventure.

The compact POSSE EDC was designed to move with its wearer having padding in all the right places, multiple pockets for quick & easy access and ambidextrous shoulder sling.

Features:

Front pocket: 8″ x 8″ x 1″ with divider, keeper, elastic mag loops, drainage grommet

Front slip pocket: 6″ x 4″ with elastic mag loops and keeper pocket

Main compartment: 11″ x 8″ x 4″, front and back divider, internal zippered pouch for keys

Rear pocket: 6″ h x 8″ w with internal loop field for CCW, button closure

Overall Dimensions (full): 8″ W x 11″H x 5″ D

Approximately 416 cubic inches

Shoulder strap: Ambidextrous. Integrated 2″ webbing and buckle, can be concealed in rear

Carry handle: 1″ webbing with neoprene padding Rugged 600 Denier PVC backed polyester construction

Weight: 1.6 lbs

Firstly I have to say that at $29 it rocks.

I mean look at what you get for that, even with the inability to carry a firearm in the UK, the POSSEE EDC is simply one of the best priced EDC options around but do not let it’s low price put you off it’s fantastic build quality, they say you get what you pay for, well in this case you get more than you pay for I love it.

I take it with me everywhere as my go to EDC bag.

I even take it into hospital with me and why not? I mean you never know. If it is not on me it is beside me in the car.

I use the molle attachments to afix items I will like to have with me if SHTF, for example, a self defense spray, a grenade survival kit, two para-cord bracelets, a whistle, torch in a pouch, now all of these can be removed and put on my belt which would be my intention anyway, but at least they are where my EDC bag is and it is with me.

I also like the strap that ges around yur waist which prevents someone from ripping it from your shoulder.

Get one, get one, I say they are the mutts nuts.

http://3vgear.com/index.php/3vgear-posse-edc-sling-pack.html



 

The SaveAqua Tap Review

SaveAqua products are designed to promote personal hygiene and preserve water in locations where it is scarce. Using a SaveAqua tap is easy as any available plastic container can be converted into an efficient water dispensing device.

SaveAqua products are designed to assist with personal hygiene, washing dishes, or any other task where water conservation is important.

Due to their portability, SaveAqua taps have a wide variety of applications.

SaveAqua taps excel in outdoor environments such as camp grounds, back country camping, and even potential emergencies.

Though the primary advantage of the SaveAqua tap is its portability, it is also very simple to use and it is environmentally friendly.

SaveAqua taps are great for maintaining hygiene in the outdoors, including for use during sports team events, daycare and school field trips.

Create your own washing station in places where built in water infrastructure is lacking to encourage hand washing in order to decrease the spread of germs.

This small simple idea is saving water every time it is used and that has to be a good thing has it not?

The SaveAqua simply works with any plastic container even open top ones like water butts, buckets and even IPA’s it has a rollerball on the end just like a roll on deodorant which allows just enough water out and when the roller stops rolling so does the water simple eh!

It is ideal for hand washing etc. it is simple to attach the best way to show you the great benefits of the SaveAqua is to direct you to the link below and their videos, as I think you will love the SaveAqua as much as I do.

https://www.saveaqua.com/documentation.php

 

 

 

The TAC-BAR Review

Choosing the right food for your mission can be just as critical as choosing your gear. Tac-Bar is ultra compact, leaving more room in your pack for mission specific items.

When under stress or on the move, your body requires proper nutrition in addition to calories. Contained in the vacuum sealed pouch is a ready-to-eat food ration with 2,500 calories and 100% of 15 daily required vitamins and minerals. No other ration or MRE can boast these facts. The right fuel for your body will keep you on point and safe.

There is a serious purpose to every feature of the Tac-Bar system. The Ammo can is deployable in any theater; its designed to work with existing gear and rugged enough to effectively deploy by land, sea or air.

We’ve done some radical testing to make sure your rations are just as safe as your ammo. We can custom package large orders in metal flight cases to your spec, just send us an email.

Additionally, the matte black Mylar bag won’t give away your position. There are no ez-open notches for a reason. We found during field testing that many pouches opened unintentionally, which can be an issue since no one wants fowled gear in your pack or valuable food wasted.

Water in the field can be a real problem whether in urban or wild environments respectively. For example, in an urban environment you may need to refill your water from an unknown source.

If you ingest some harmful bacteria and come down with some nasty gastrointestinal problems, you’re putting yourself and your team at risk because your distracted and under performing.

Each Ammo can comes with 10 Aquatab tablets for the purification of 10 liters of water. Finally, the ammo can holds 3 liters of water for water collection and treatment. Follow the Aquatab instructions included with each Tac-H20 packet.

THE PREPPER’S BUG-OUT BOX

Food and water is at the top of every preppers list. Our USA made ammo can contains five days of fortified tactical food rations and water purification tablets for the treatment of ten liters of water. This bug-out-box can be used to collect and sterilize three liters of water.

FORTIFIED EXPEDITION FOOD

Tac-Bar is the most compact and fortified with vitamins and minerals food ration available today. There is no other food ration that offers as many calories, vitamins & minerals in such a small ruggedized package capable of surviving any expedition.

It all sounds great doesn’t it? but.

To begin with for me it was what does it taste like, and with a slightly lemony flavour, not bad at all, and the more I ate the more I liked it.

Each “Hard to open” pouch contains a block of Tac Bar which has score marks on it to show breakfast, lunch and tea, but you can eat it all in one go if you want, I found that eating nothing all day except the three Tac Bar pieces I felt full, satisfied and did not feel hungry at all.

For me that is something as I am a big eater normally.

One interesting way to have the Tac Bar is dissolved in a hot drink, simply boil water and put some Tac Bar into it and stir until an oatmeal-like consistency is reached and eat within 12 hours.

Tac Pac have made the effort to include the full daily recommended intake of 15 vitamins and minerals; no other ration has this ability.

Truthfully, no one wants to eat the same food every meal over the long term, but even if you make Tac-Bar a part of your extended survival plan, you’re going to remain more healthy and strong by providing your body with what it needs.

Additionally, using real food ingredients is simply not done in other food rations. Tac Pac use real honey, coconut, oats and pure whey protein isolate; no other ration goes through this effort and food cost.

The Tac Pac comes with 10 puritabs to purify 10 litres of water and the ammo can holds 3 litres of water, by using the included Aquatab water purification tablets, it’s possible to collect and sterilize water inside the ammo can. Follow the Aquatab instructions included with each Tac-H20 packet.

You even get a Tactical Belt with your Ammo box, what more could you want in a survival ration.

http://www.tac-bar.com/

The UK Legal Carry Pocket-Buddy Review

Now before I start, please repeat after me “an everyday carry pocket knife is a tool, not a weapon.”

In fact, a knife (or cutting blade) is the first ever tool made by humans, evidenced by stone versions that are over 2.5 million years old.

We had a need back then. and I say we still do today. However, things have changed a bit since that time. Today’s society immediately connects the idea of a knife with a threatening weapon rather than a tool.

This is media hype and sensationalism, as they will never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

I have carried a pocket knife for over 50 years and never once thought of using it as an offensive weapon, it was, is and always will be a tool.

To me an EDC pocket knife should be used like a key, a pen, or a mobile phone.

Well, not literally. You’re not going to make a long-distance call on your Swiss Army Knife are you?

The purpose of my EDC knife is to effectively perform everyday tasks in which a sharp blade is necessary; opening packages or envelopes, cutting strings or tags, and other small chores.

There are endless possibilities and they will become apparent once you have convenient access to one.

For a UK Legal EDC pocket knife, you are only allowed up to a 3″ cutting edge and non-locking blade. Sometimes a bit shorter. Any longer and you’re in a different category of knife, and breaking UK knife law, any shorter and the knife is more or less useless.

Recently I was sent the Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy to review. The company says it is (in our opinion) one of the nicest EDC/Legal Carry knives around.

It is perfect for everyday carry. Includes: Belt Clip Thumb Opener Finger Opener Heavy Duty Construction Thick Blade

Not your average pocket knife Blade under 3 inches Unlockable folding blade

And all this for believe it or not only £12.99. So what is it actually like at being a pocket EDC knife.

Yes, carrying your EDC knife on your belt is legal but it can also be kept in a pocket but still readily available.

However in an “office type scenario” belt-holstered pouches don’t mix.

This is where the pocket clip comes in as well as in-pocket carry options. The Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy is ideal in all these situations.

A simple sharp blade should be all you need for an EDC pocket knife, allowing you to make clean precise cuts.

You’re not Crocodile Dundee, folding knives are much more compact and easier to carry on your person.

Let’s focus on small jobs and tasks – not sawing down a tree.

Firstly it comes razor Sharpe out of the box and easily slices unsupported A4 paper sheets like butter. But how does it perform in the real world of EDC tasks?

The first task was to make feather sticks and it was simply easy with little or no effort.

One test I gave it was to dress a rabbit and like any other sharp blade it did the job, however my problem with non-lock knives is the tendency they have to close on the users fingers, well I must say that the Grizzly fills me with confidence as the opened blade is very stiff and feels secure and never once felt like it would fold on me.

I have used it for “carefully” cleaning under my nails, scraping Birch bark, opening letters and a parcel, cutting a bubble pack open, cutting fishing line, whittling, cleaning mud from my boots, digging a splinter out of my hand, opening an MRE, cutting washing line, trimming some flowers, cutting paracord, scoring a joint of pork, opening a pack of bacon, digging ball bearings out of chip board, so as I say small simple every day tasks made possible by the UK legal EDC Grizzly Bushcraft Pocket Buddy.

OH! did mention its great build quality and it cool look? I really do love this little addition to my EDC and at this price why not get a couple and have one in your BOB or GHB too.

http://www.grizzlybushcraft.com/collections/survival-kits/products/pocket-buddy-legal-carry-knife

Paracord Bracelets and Fire Starters from the Friendly Swede Reviews

The Friendly Swede Paracord Survival Bracelet with Stainless Steel D Shackle – Adjustable Size Fits 7″-8″ (18-20 cm) Wrists

Available on Amazon

9″ (23 cm) Premium branded extra-beefy paracord survival bracelet with stainless steel D shackle. One spare screw in small sealed plastic bag included

Adjustable size ideal for those with 7″-8″ (18-20 cm) wrists

Disassembled length approximately 10 ft (3 m), multiple colors/patterns available to help you survive in style

This product is covered by The Friendly Swede’s Lifetime Warranty

The Fire Starter with Whistle (2-pack)

Whether you’re going on a camping trip, a leisurely hike, or preparing for the end of humanity, a fire starter is an essential piece of survival gear in case calamity strikes.

Fire starters have the advantage over matches because they are waterproof, are difficult to break and last over a thousand strikes while taking up relatively the same amount of space as a box of matches.

You’ll receive two fire starters in this package, one black and one orange, stored in a plastic case. Each fire starter measures 3″ x 3/4″ x 3/8″ and weighs 1.25 oz and includes a lanyard with cord cinch so you can tie, wear, or carry it.

Starting a fire is straightforward. Scrape off the protective black coating on the flint rod to reveal the shiny metal underneath.

Then hold the striker at a 45 degree angle to the rod and strike downward quickly to create some sparks. Be sure to have a small bowl of dry tinder ready to catch the sparks as they fall.

Once the tinder is lit and starts to smoke, blow gently to add oxygen and watch the tinder erupt into smoke and flames. Add your dry kindling and you’ve got yourself a fire ready to keep warm, provide light and cook up some game.

The Fire Starter with Paracord

The Friendly Swede Magnesium Fire Starter block is top ranked by thousands of customers.

The Firestarter is an essential piece of any prepper/survival/outdoor kit – It is waterproof, durable and easy to use.

Never leave home without one!

The applications for Paracord are endless. They can be used for securing nets, tents, shelters and cargo, lashing poles together, repairing straps or belts and much, much more.

Assembled, the Paracord is 9.5 inches long. Unraveled, it is a generous 2 x 51 inches long.

Easy to hold when using the scrape tool.

This product includes a sharp knife and is therefore not suitable for children. This product is covered by The Friendly Swede’s Lifetime Warranty which you can register for on the website.

These paradord and Magnesium Fire Starters are top quality but you know they are not top price at all check them out and you will be pleasantly surprised that’s for sure.

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EOG “Weatherproof” 3-Piece Fire Starting Kit Review

Epiphany Outdoor Gear sent me the most incredible fire starting kit I have ever seen, in fact I would say it is one of the best survival fire lighting products I have seen this year.

Product Purpose: While many of our competitors offer effective dry condition fire starting kits, our Pocket Bellows “Weatherproof” Fire Starting Kit provides users with the tools necessary to start a fire in soaking wet conditions and at higher elevations.

Since fire starting requires 3 things: an ignition source, fuel, and oxygen; we developed the Pocket Bellows “Weatherproof” Fire Starting Kit around these requirements. These tools will give users peace of mind in wet weather conditions and makes fire starting in dry conditions nearly idiot-proof.

Product Description:

The Pocket Bellows “Weatherproof” Wet/Dry Weather 3-Piece Fire Starting Kit weighs just 2 ounces and includes a 1” x 5” heavy-walled tube, water resistant carrying case. The 3-pieces include:

EZ Ignite: Our ferrocerium rod w/ magnesium-core flint striking tool is a fail proof ignition source that produces a shower of fiery hot embers in all weather conditions

Baddest Bee Fire Fuses (8-pack): Our 100% organically waterproofed, easily ignitable, long burning cotton tinder torches. When ignited with a flint striker, match, or lighter, Fire Fuses produce a 3”-5” fire starting flame for up to 5 full minutes.

V3-Pocket Bellows: (extends to 20” & collapses to 3.5”): Equally effective as the V2-Pocket Bellows but with half the collapsed length as the V2, this bellowing tool compresses and focuses extra oxygen directly into the heart of a fire.

The by-product of this extra oxygen is a significant amount of extra heat which is the key to overcoming wet firewood.

Precautions
The Pocket bellows has the ability to create a 4 foot flame in seconds.
To avoid injury, always keep a reasonable distance between you and the fire.

Never position yourself downwind or above a fire while using our bellows.
Remember that Fire is Dangerous and should be treated as such!

These bellows are not toys and should not be used by unsupervised children or by individuals who have not been trained in fire safety!

Don’t inhale fire through the bellows, the tip of the bellows closest the fire may be hot (go figure) – let it cool before collapsing/touching,

Tips
Use the driest tinder and kindling available. The wetter the fuels used to start a fire, the longer the fire takes to reach optimal burn temperatures.

Look for dead & dry pine needles/cones that may be stuck hanging in trees or hiding under tree canopies and if necessary shake and pat dry materials found on the ground.

Like most worthy survival techniques, the “Base of Coals” Wet-Weather
Fire Starting Technique requires practice to get a feel for how a fire reacts to additional oxygen.

Be sure to watch their detailed instructional video a few times and practice bellowing a fire when you have the opportunity to start a fire.

After mastering dry fuel fire ignition, practice wet fuels by intentionally dampening fuels and bellowing these damper fuels.

When starting a fire with a Pocket Bellows, use very light exhaled breaths until you see the “Glowing Heart” begin to grow with each exhale.

Then slowly increase the strength and length of your exhales. When the “Glowing Heart” is the size of your fist, you should begin strong exhales.
It is like riding a bike, once you’ve done it, you will never forget the
“Glowing Heart”.

Take care to not mistreat your bellows. The bellows is designed as a precision collapsible tool and will break if mistreated.

Take care to clean dust/dirt from the bellows before collapsing to keep the bellows collapsing slides in good working order.

The bellows is not a fire poker and should be kept at least 6 inches from a fire’s flames. If you use it as a poker, you will warp the bellows internal slide mechanism.

EOG Benefits

Unlike other fire starting kits that leave you high and dry in wet conditions, our award winning, market unique fire starting gear provides you with the tools to overcome the most difficult of fire starting environments.

V3-Pocket Bellows
(Collapses from 21″ to 3.5″ / Weight 0.75 Ounces)

Oxygen is nature’s gasoline and is the key to wet weather fire starting. Our lightweight, collapsible fire bellowing tool, the Pocket Bellows, compresses and focuses oxygen directly into the heart of a fire.

The by-product of this extra oxygen is extra heat which is the key to starting a fire with soaking wet fuels in wet conditions.

Baddest Bee Fire Fuses

(Hexamine & Petroleum Free)
Our 100% organically weatherproofed, highly ignitable, long burning cotton tinder torches. When ignited with a match, lighter, or the smallest of sparks from a striking tool, Baddest Bee Fire Fuses produce a strong, breezeproof fire starting flame in the most difficult of fire starting environments.
EZ Ignite
(Magnesium embedded Ferrocerium Striking Tool)

Our magnesium imbedded ferrocerium striking tool is a fail proof ignition source that produces a shower of fiery hot sparks in all weather conditions.

Coupled with our Baddest Bee Fire Fuses, EZ Ignite will produce a flame with “one strike” every time (also works great on dry forest floor tinders).

Well my friends that is the technical stuff but do they work in the real world.

Well there was only one way to find out.

Firstly you MUST watch their video on how this fire lighting system works as it is the only real way to understand how they work together.

This system is totally amazing in how it produces fire and not just a flame either but a roaring fire. The video shows it lighting a fire with wet fuel so could I do that too.

I went out one rainy day and collected my tinder and fire wood and back in my garden I immersed it in a bucket of water, just to make sure it was wet.

Now I found this very difficult to get my head around, I mean lighting a fire with wet material that was built into a tee-pee shape already.

It took me three attempts to understand how to use the bellows and produce an aggressive fire.

Imagine being on the wind swept hills, a wet valley or even on a wind and rain lashed beach and knowing that you could start a fire without dry material, this is a completely new survival fire lighting method that will not only make your life easier but it will save lives too.

It is amazing, I was amazed and still am when I use it to start a fire and you will be too. Go to http://www.pocketbellows.com/ and order a set you will not regret it.

The Snugpak Sleeper Extreme Review

If you are honest you will admit to being cold, very cold and bloody freezing at some time during your outdoor experiences and this whilst you were in your sleeping bag too.

In fact some people I know have come to accept a level of discomfort during a night out due mainly to the cold.

I know I have felt this way many times however a sleeping bag I recently reviewed has changed all that for me.

The Sleeper Extreme is a step up from the Sleeper Lite, providing you with extra warmth on those colder nights. Robust and durable with a soft touch finish, this is an ideal introduction to Snugpak’s performance range and comes in a manageable pack size.
Great for enjoying general camping and when using a car to carry your kit around.
Compression stuff sack included for compact carrying.
Left handed zip style.
Measures 30cm x 26cm when fully compressed.
Temperature rating: Comfort : -7°c, Extreme: -12°c
Highly siliconised synthetic fibres give a soft touch finish and prolonged lifespan compared to traditional hollowfibre filled products.
Mummy shape for retention of body heat.

Colours Available are Olive,Onyx and Black.

It Weights 2100g

Its measurements are length 220cm Width (Chest) 75cm Width (Knee) 65cm Width (Foot) 38cm Pack Size 30cm(L) x 26 cm(W)

The Temperature Comfort: Range is -7°c Extreme: -12°c Barcode Sleeper

I have had the pleasure of using this sleeping bag many times this year. It is very well built, I think it looks great and you know when in it, it works extremely well, in real terms it does what it says on the tin.

To be honest it is quite bulky when in its stuff sack, but to me that was and is not a concern as it will be in my BOV.

I have used it in car camping and it is so easy to get into and out of, the zip works like a dream and it does not feel claustrophobic at all, unlike some sleeping bags that seem to confine movement and are not nice to use.

I have slept in it in a hammock and was warm as toast and again with its generous size it did not restrict movement at all.

I have slept in it at home with the heating turned off and it was too warm and I had to unzip it during the night. Possibly due I think to there being no wind chill factor in the house.

The soft touch finish is quite a luxury and simply adds to the feeling of total comfort, when in it I feel lucky. A strange thing to say I know, but it exudes confidence in the user and provides a great nights sleep.

The Snugpak Sleeper Extreme is for the price £44.95 extremely good value and I know it will not let you down when it matters.

Where ever you use the Snugpak Sleeper Extreme, inside, outside, in a shelter, under a tarp, in a tent, a hammock, or in your BOV you have the confidence that it will keep you warm and in comfort and for me that is all I ask of any sleeping bag.

You can order yours at http://www.snugpak.com/military/sleeper-extreme-1973

The SURVIVAL WATCH Review

SurvivalWATCHTM is the ONLY paracord survival accessory to offer an emergency whistle, a fire-starter with flint rod and scraper, 12+ ft of 550-lb paracord, a time-piece/watch, plus a compass!

High Quality Survival Watch for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Being prepared for the outdoors is now as simple as fastening a survival cord bracelet or watch to your wrist.

No outdoor accessory offers the same flexibility and quality as our SurvivalWATCHES and paracord bracelets for sale. Lightweight and durable, a SurvivalWATCH or paracord bracelet is a clever, cost-effective tool that has it all.

Life-Saving Features

SurvivalWATCH is a multi-functional survival accessory that differs from all other similar products on the market.

These paracord survival watches and paracord survival bracelets are hand-made, innovative accessories no outdoor enthusiast should be without.

Each of these SurvivalWATCHES includes the following features:

12 + ft. of 550-lb nylon paracord material

Magnesium flint-rod & scraper

150 dB whistle

Recreational compass

Copper & stainless steel time-piece

Choose Your Color

Whether you’re looking for a camo survival watch, camo paracord bracelet or black paracord bracelet,

our range of subtle, earth-tone products won’t disappoint. Our paracord bracelet accessories are available in the follow colors:

Black

Camo

Olive Drab

Flat Dark Earth

Endless Outdoor Uses

In a survival situation, a paracord watch band or paracord wristband serves limitless purposes. SurvivalWATCHES can start fires, alert nearby rescuers, map out directions, and more.

The nylon paracord material used to fabricate our watches and parachute cord bracelets is both heavy-duty and versatile. With 12 + ft. of material to work with, the uses for our survival bands include but aren’t limited to the following:

Replacing broken boot laces

Setting traps

Weaving fishing nets

Making fishing lines

Making shelter

Making weapons

Etc. As I know you will be able to find loads more uses than these.

So what do I think of it, well the truth is I like it very much, because it means that I only need the Survival Watch and not a separate paracord bracelet.

Even if you do like to wear your favorite time piece, what is wrong with a spare, a back-up just in case you need one.

It is very easily kept in or clipped on to your back pack/EDC/BOB.

The compass does work and when tested against my own watches electronic compass and a prismatic one it faired very well indeed and would at the very least provide a basic direction of travel.

The watch works very well and with its large face it is easy to read even in low light conditions.

For me though the most impressive feature of the survival Watch is the flint and the Magnesium flint-rod, and this is because it is so easy to use and it works so very well.

Having a fire starter on my wrist could make the difference between life and death. I recommend the survival Watch.

Order yours Survival Watch here http://www.survivalwatch.com/

The HyperGear Dry Bag Review

I was sent the 5ltr. and the 10ltr. HyperGear Dry Bags to review. Now thinking back to the old days when I used a black rubbish bag to keep my gear dry it occurred to me, what is wrong with that.

A black rubbish bag does the job, and yes to an extent I have to say that it does. However it has a limited life as it is prone to rips and holes and at that point it becomes a wet bag.

What you need is the ability to keep electronics, clothes and other kit dry no matter what weather you experience and even if your back pack falls into a stream, river or lake.

Firstly I must state that dry bags are not designed to be submerged, they are designed to stay above water and yes even on water but will still keep your kit dry.

Packing your back pack using a dry bag is simple place the dry bag into your pack and simply pack as normal then seal the dry bag and your pack, job done.

The HyperGear Dry Bags are very durable and strong. To ‘lock’ the bag, it has to be folded tightly and firmly three times and secured with the clip to create an airtight seal.

The material HyperGear uses is rubber-like and it’s very soft and comfortable to carry. The joints of the bags are constructed by melting the material and joining together.

This creates a seal that keeps out water.

The HyperGear dry Bags are very easy to clean with a damp cloth. The HyperGear site states that the material used does not melt, fade or warp even after exposure to direct sunlight, resistant to moulds, tear proof and pliable.

Well do they really work, I set out to find out and as the new seeded lawn needed watering I placed the HyperGear Dry Bags on the ground and totally hose pipe attacked them from all angles top and bottom as well.

Then I opened the bags and the newspaper, toilet roll and the compressed light-load towels were completely UN-damaged and totally dry. So yes they do work and very well indeed I have to say.

OK it was like a heavy shower and I thought so what how can I further test them, and in an unusual way that they were definitely not designed for.

So with a roll of paracord and the two Hyper Dry Bags I set off for Ripon canal and a popular lock.

My idea was to tie the bags onto the paracord and lower them into the lock as it was filling. If you have not seen a lock fill before, then imagine thousands of tons of water rushing into a confined space, it becomes very turbulent almost violent at times.

Once the lock had filled I pulled the bags out of the water and opened them and the newspaper, toilet roll and compressed towel were of course as new. I am very impressed with the HyperGear Dry Bags as they simply do what it says on the tin.

You can order yours here http://waternlife.com/

The Danish Endurance Compression Socks Review

These fantastic socks have been tested and recommended by top athletes and ultra hikers

They really boost performance during training and speed up recovery after exercise

They are even Swiss MST IV tested to ensure optimized compression

They are designed and produced in the EU

They are also ideal for all sporting activities, during air travel or longer periods of standing

DANISH ENDURANCE are high quality compression socks developed by athletes for athletes! DANISH ENDURANCE compression socks provide the optimal support during all training activities such as cycling, running, triathlon, fitness, gym, soccer, rugby or hiking.

DANISH ENDURANCE will increase the flow of oxygen rich blood from your heart to your legs.

The better the flow of blood the better your muscles will be able to perform at a high level.

When using correct graduated compression socks your legs will be prevented from swelling up, you will experience more energy and less muscle stiffness and experience a faster recovery after performance.

The fibers used are of the best possible quality to ensure perfect comfort. When getting a pair of DANISH ENDURANCE compression socks you get a perfect training partner that helps you perform your best.

Material: 65% Polyamide, 20% Elasthan, 15% Lycra.

Have you ever thought of wearing compression socks? I have to say, I thought that they looked somewhat medical and were for those elderly with bad circulation or for long flights. As the old saying goes, though, you shouldn’t knock it til you’ve tried it. I am impressed and love them.

Why use compression in the recovery process? Compression helps increase blood circulation, increase the flow of fresh oxygen to your muscles and aiding in the overall recovery of your muscles. Compression is also proven to help reduce calf cramps, Achilles issues and pulled muscles.
My circulation in my legs is somewhat less than ideal and with the Danish Endurance Compression socks that has really improved a lot. I used to get calf pain when walking but not any more.

My water retention swelling has also gone down too which is great news.

With Christmas coming why not drop a hint to who ever and get your order in.

http://waternlife.com/danishendurance.html

Kamprite Oversize Tent-Cot with Rainfly Review

This oversize tent-cot with rainfly from Kamprite features a steel frame with fiberglass flex rods and metal zippers. It weighs only 38 pounds and can hold up to 350 pounds. This tent cot is perfect for solo campers who don’t want to waste time with a conventional tent. The durable metal frame holds you safely off the ground while the cot provides you with a comfortable place to sleep away from gravel or rocks.

Make sleeping under the stars all the more exciting by including this portable and lightweight covered sleeping cot in your camping gear. The green tent bed features metal zippers and a durable metal frame that can withstand weights up to 350 pounds. Set up the camp cot at any camp grounds in only a matter of minutes.

What 38lbs, I will never manage to carry that, I can hear you all say. OK, yes it is 38lbs but it is not designed to be carried at all.

The Kamprite Oversize Cot is for the BOV and the BOL. It is for the fisherman, hunter and camper.

It will hold up to 350lbs and it is totally waterproof with the rainfly, what more could you want in a sleep system.

Lying on stones roots and uneven ground is no longer necessary as the Kamprite Oversize Cot now affords you complete comfort and protection from the elements, and even the flying, creeping and climbing bugs too.

You will have enough to contend with when the SHTF so why not treat yourself to a sleep system that gets you off the ground, keeps you warm and keeps you dry.

Kamp-Rite, are the World Leader in Off-the-Ground Camping Gear.

Get yours at http://kamprite.com/

Escape/Travel
Belt Review

 

With
the introduction of the new Escape/Travel Belt, both the operative
and the regular traveler just gained a lot of options.
Whether
you travel in the world’s most hostile regions or just pursue your
daily activities, you can now increase your survival odds if your
situation suddenly turns south.This innovative new belt is
designed to be discreet and look ordinary. It’s made of 1.5″
webbing, so it doesn’t look too tactical or military and will fit
through standard size belt loops. But its ordinary looks conceal
some very un-ordinary features.The Escape/Travel Belt’s
unique buckle conceals and securely holds a non-metallic Handcuff
Key

and a Ceramic
Razor Blade

(both are included).
The
versatile design of the belt’s interior provides dozens of access
points to its many discreet elasticized compartments, which are
ideal for stashing currency or whatever small items you require.
The
belt even comes with some pre-deployed tools included in
compartments in the rear of the belt: a second non-metallic
handcuff key (with a lanyard for easy removal) and 4.5 feet of
Kevlar®
Survival Cord
.
The entire belt – even with all of the included tools – is
completely non-metallic.Available in 3 sizes: Medium (28″
– 30″), Large (32″ – 42″), XL (44″ – 52″).
Color: black. Made in USA.
I
have put these extra items into the belt because not only do I
consider that I will need them but also because they are also
non-metallic.
10
Cable ties
2x
10’s of Biox Aqua Tablets
2x
Folded zip-lock bags
2x
£10 notes
Bag
of my everyday OTC medicines
4x
co co codamol pain Tablets
It
is now what I consider to be complete, however as with all kit
things will be replaced and or removed as I finely hone it to work
best for me. Please remember that your belt will be filled with
what you decide you need with you and that is the way it should
be.I really love it because of the items carried secretly within
in and being non-metalic I can even take it on holiday with me and
that too fills me with a greater level of confidence that should
something go wrong I have the means to help me out of a stick
situation.
I
also like the fact that not one of my friend even noticed that
this belt was any different to any other that I or they had worn.
In fact I had to mention the belt before they said so what, it is
just a belt. Their comments changed when I showed them what was
hidden in the belt and all of thought that it was a cool must
have.
Far
be it for me to disagree with them. The belt also preformed very
well when I took it into the shower with me and soon dried out
later with no shrinkage or loss of structure at all.
Yes
if you want an all round basic/normal belt with a covert capacity
then this is the one for you.

 

Luci EMRG
review

 

Luci EMRG is a
lightweight (only 2.5 oz.), all-in-one lantern, flashlight and
emergency light.

 

This revolutionary
multi-purpose product, which provides up to seven hours of light on a
full charge and retains 95 percent of its charge per month when in
off mode, is always ready to use which makes it ideal for use in the
event of a power cut or emergency.

 

Its features include
a safety flasher and a high visibility red and white S.O.S. flasher
along with an ultra-bright flashlight setting and lantern mode for
diffused room lighting.

 

Extremely compact,
waterproof and durable, Luci EMRG is especially useful for blackouts,
car breakdowns and extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes,
floods, earthquakes, tornados in fact any man-made or natural
disaster, which make it ideal for we preppers and survivalist too.

 

Powered by
renewable, clean, free solar energy, Luci EMRG is a safe alternative
to traditional off-grid lighting, candles, kerosene, gas light and
battery power, making it versatile and safe enough for outdoor and
indoor use.

 

Additionally, the
product floats on water, is fully submersible and lasts up to 10
years without ever having to buy or change a battery.

 

Luci EMRG

 

4 settings: bright,
super bright, flashing, and red & white S.O.S.

 

8 hour charge
provides up to 7 hours of bright light

 

10 x 10 feet of
lighting

 

4 LED lights

 

2.5 ounces weight

 

Luci EMRG is the
most affordable and versatile product yet, and that’s part of our
overall strategy as a socially conscious company,” said Chief
Business Development Officer and Co-Founder John Salzinger.

 

MPOWERD sells
globally to both the developed and developing world, and high-volume
sales from markets like the U.S. allow us to both reduce costs and
create higher quality, more affordable products for those otherwise
forced to rely on dangerous fuel sources like kerosene and firewood.”

 

Luci
EMRG retails for $9.99 and is available at online at
https://www.mpowerd.com/
along with retailers such as Amazon, Nordstrom and Eastern Mountain
Sports (EMS).

 

About MPOWERD

 

As a socially
conscious, award-winning consumer products company, MPOWERD Inc.,
creator of the Luci inflatable solar light, develops and manufactures
game-changing personal clean energy products for use by people living
and playing on and off the grid.

 

MPOWERD is a
Certified B Corp committed to transforming people’s lives and
protecting the planet by making its products available and accessible
the world over.

 

Having
had the original Luci light for some years now, the Luci EMRG is a
very exciting addition to their product list and it is even better
for our purposes as it now has the ability to provide signals for
rescuers to hone in on. Well done MPOWERED. https://www.mpowerd.com/
The GO ID
Personal Emergency ID Kit Review
Whether you are on a
solar trip into the wilderness (not a good idea by the way), and you
have an accident or medical emergency and are unable to communicate,
or you are part of a group on a wilderness trip having had an
accident or a medical emergency and are unable to communicate and the
other group members are not aware of any medical condition you may
have,
I
would say you are in deep do-do. Imagine if any of the above did
happen to you and you had the GO
ID,
which
is visible to the rescuers or paramedics, now you know that they will
be able to treat your medical condition and or take it into account
when giving you treatment for something else.
The
GO
ID
is
designed for everyone so that they can carry a warning to medical
personal that they suffer from illness or allergies or medical
implants.
The GO>ID
MISSION:
To empower people
with an emergency ID they can set & forget.
To provide financial
assistance to organizations which provide life-saving emergency care,
especially those lacking basic equipment to serve their communities.
5% of our profits
are donated to first responder organizations.
What’s in the
Package
Metal
GO>ID

— Comes in several colours and 3 types of metal.
Silicon
ID Cover

— Each ID comes with a matching silicon cover. The cover keeps your
information safe and discretely hidden when you attach your GO>ID
your shoe, key ring, zipper pull, etc.
Hook
& Loop Fasteners (2 loops, 1 hook) “Velcro”

— Thin and strong, easily attach your GO>ID to your watch.
Laser
Labels (3)

— Laser-specific labels are perfectly suited for your laser printer
— and they’re waterproof and permanent.
Inkjet
Labels (3)

— Inkjet-specific labels are perfectly suited for your inkjet
printer — and they’re waterproof and permanent.
Clear
Label Over-laminate (2)

— An added layer of protection for your ID label so you can take it
anywhere!
Zipper
Hook

— Clip or hang your ID in any easy to find location, like a zipper
pull, belt loop, keychain, etc.
Resealable
Bag

— Keep all of your ID Making Kit materials together for later use
in this handy resealable bag.
Protected
by GO>ID Sticker (1)

— They want everyone to know that you are protected with the GO>ID!
Reflective stickers can also help prevent night-time incidents.
When
you’re in need, first responders will need all the information they
can get.

GO>ID is the personal emergency ID which gives essential
information to first responders, even if you aren’t able.
You
can easily change your personal information as your situation
changes. Just print your personal medical ID label on your own
printer and you can … Go>Anywhere!
Alert first
responders with two of the most recognized emergency symbols in the
world — the star of life or the letters “ID”. Each GO>ID
comes with both symbols.
GO>ID is the
first ID you can easily wear wherever you want: on your watch, on
your shoe, on your backpack, your zipper pull, cell phone … any
place you can imagine.
GO>ID enables you
to carry more important information than most other medical IDs —
up to 250 characters.
There’s no chip or
battery so, unlike many devices, it won’t lose power or wear out.
The included ID
Making Kit makes it easy to print your custom labels and assemble the
GO>ID for how you want to use it.
GO>ID is designed
to protect your information and allows for anonymity while on the go.
Your personal information stays hidden and discretely out of the way
— either under your watch or in the included silicon cover.
The unique alert tab
lets first providers know you have important information for them.
The ID is
lightweight and comes in several colours and materials. The lightest
weighs less than a sheet of paper (1oz)!
The GO ID Personal
Emergency ID Kit’s contents are provided and made by you, and all you
need is a computer the internet and a printer.
I firmly believe
that the GO ID will save further lives and provide a level of
confidence and reliability that has not really been available to us
in the UK before.
You would be foolish
in fact many would say reckless to ignore the GO ID. I have decided
to include the GO ID as part of my EDC and if out in the woods I will
transfer it to my outer clothing for peace of mind.
You
can get yours at http://go-id.org/
The
Valley Food Storage Review
I bet you’re
asking yourself “Why should you get Valley Food Storage food over
this other company’s food?”
This
question can be answered with one word – Quality!
When they prepare
our foods, they take great care in making sure what you get is only
the best out there. Taking the time to find the best ways to make
sure your food lasts as long as possible is also one of our top
priorities.
Several companies
will tell you their food will have a shelf life of 25 years.
But wait, how can we
be sure that’s true?
Did they really make
their food, and then sit around for 25 years to test their foods
shelf life?
The
answer is probably not.
By doing a little
research we found that almost all food storage companies will use
ingredients that are known to spoil after just a few short years;
making the food you bought utterly useless.
Packaging
your food
Long-term food
storage requires a focus on the proper containment to keep foods safe
for longer periods of time. The proper processing and handling to
ensure viability is also necessary.
When it comes to
this step, there are a number of factors that need to be considered
in order to ensure the quality and longevity of the food.
Moisture Content
Microbe presence
Nutrient Breakdown
Chemical Additives
Stability of
ingredients
They make the extra
effort of making sure that all these factors are addressed properly.
Moisture
Content & Microbe Presence
By using the
revolutionary process of Nitrogen Flushing, they are able to address
2 issues right off the bat. Nitrogen flushing displaces oxygen in the
packaging, which is one of the bigger issues when it comes to food
storage.
Oxygen along with
Moisture allows bacteria (“Microbes”) to grow and mould your
food, break down the oils, and spoil the contents of the package.
We also check that
the food we put in to each package contains less than 5% moisture
(the ideal shelf stable food should have less than 7%).
Most food storage
companies don’t always check this part of the process as it takes a
lot more time to ensure it’s done properly; their food often will
contain up to 20% moisture in it.
This
is the company’s commitment
Along with our
individualized commitment to the long-term viability of our foods,
Valley Food Storage has a commitment to how healthy and nutritive
these products are for you.
We don’t add any
chemical preservatives, which can alter the taste and the nutrient
value to your food in a negative way. We guarantee your complete
satisfaction and you can hold us to it.
Well
that is what the company says, but what do I say?
I was sent two meals
and each pack says they provide 5 servings, well to be honest if you
combine them with other food say meat or fish and veg they will do
exactly that very easily indeed.
But if you are on
your lonesome and starving then it is common sense to eat the whole
pack yourself.
To cook these meal
simply measure out five cups of water tip the contents in, stir and
boil for 15 to 20 minutes done.
The two I tried were
the Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup and the Mango Habanero Chili
The Irish Pub
Cheddar Potato Soup is one of those delicious meals that warms you
from the inside out. It is one of the best soups around.
I really liked this
one and did have it all myself, round the camp fire you could try
adding hot dog sausages or any tinned meats for example and that
would certainly bulk it out and reduce the amount of cooking required
to fill you up.
The Mango Habanero
Chili is some of the most flavourful and hottest tasting chili
around. Sure to warm you up in any situation.
Now with this one I
was a bit dubious as I am not a lover of hot chilies, but again I was
happily surprised and ate the lot, well I did let Julie have some and
even she enjoyed it and that is a complement indeed.
Valley Food Storage
have a sure fire hit with these very tasty meals they are filling
easy to store and light enough so you want to pack them for your
wilderness adventures.
It is also great to
see a meal that has five servings in it, as this allows you to carry
a selection of their meals for your party and spread them throughout
your back packs.
I really like these
meals and will be buying more for my trips out and about.

 

The Enspire Body Cleansing Towel Review

Enspire manufacture a pre-moistened towel, in essence a shower in a pouch that is used by the US Forest Service Firefighters, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin fire depts. and have just received orders from the Fairfax, VA EMS group.
And they see their use expanding too many companies that have people in the field exposed to toxins and other elements.
Enspire® Body Cleansing Towel was created by a serviceman serving in the Far East and was unable to shower for days.  He returned home and the Enspire towel was created.   Currently the towel is sold by the USMC company store in Okinawa and has been presented to other USMC company stores.
The Enspire towel provides a portable freshness when you don’t have access to fresh water for a shower.
Each HUGE, 24” x 48” pre- moistened towel is individually packaged and will fit perfectly into your emergency kit, gym bag, hiking backpack and more.
Enspire Towels are alcohol free, fragrance free and safe for use on both children and pets.  Each wipe is enriched with soothing Aloe and made of a durable fabric that will not fall apart while in use.
They are actually strong enough to be used as an improvised sling or bandage in an emergency situation.
Only one wipe is needed to clean the whole body and can be disposed of after use.  Ideal for use by Military, Medical, Preppers and survivalists, Outdoor Sports, Camping, Boating, Traveling and more!
Each towel is proudly made in the USA.
Portable, packaged individually
Fragrance Free, safe for children and pets
Enriched with soothing Aloe
Durable fabric will not fall apart during use • Can be used as improvised bandage or sling • Alcohol Free • HUGE, 2’ x 4’ Wet Towel • Disposable
Ideal for Military, Emergency Kits, Medical, Outdoor Sports, Construction crews, Camping, Boating, Traveling and more.
If you have any thoughts of wet wipes then forget them.
The Enspire Body Cleansing Towel is the solution to survival hygiene problems, using it will reduce water usage, with it you can wash easier and even inside a tent/shelter.
It does not take very long at all for the average survivor to begin to basically stink, now being a solo survival may not be a problem but as we all know when in a group offensive smells can make for an uncomfortable experience over all.
I have to say also that survival hygiene is not only about not smelling, but in my opinion it is more important than that, it is about maintaining good health and over all cleanliness which will contribute to you chances of coming out the other end in good health, alive and well.
It seems very simple to me that the clear solution to survival hygiene problems is the Enspire Body Cleansing Towel and you can order yours at http://enspireproducts.com/
Biox Aqua Tablets Review
A powerful water treatment in convenient tablet form for
when travelling in areas where safe drinking water may not be available.
Once dropped into a water bottle, the tablets take effect
immediately, killing a wide spectrum of bacteria and pathogens. Perfect for
treating water sourced from rivers, wells and yes even taps. 
Add one tablet to one litre of water in a bottle.
If the water contains visible dirt or particles strain the
liquid first through fine cotton or t-shirt material.
If the water is suspected to be heavily contaminated or
contain Crytosporidium or Giardia add two tablets to the water.
Let the water stand for 10 minutes, or where heavy
contamination is suspected 40 minutes before drinking.
Dose rates and contact times vary with temperature. One pack
treats up to 30 litres of water.
Once treated with Biox Aqua water will be safe to drink for
24 hours. After this period water should be discarded.
If you are looking to reduce the weight of your backpack
then here is one solution that you may want to consider.
The Biox Aqua is one of the most effective water
disinfectants on the market today and they are safe and easy to use. By not
having a water filter and just carrying these tabs you would of course save
weight but not in any way put yourself at risk when it comes to treating
sourced water before drinking.
Using the Biox Aqua water treatment tablets means that you do
not need to light a fire and boil water to make it safe to drink.
I think the big question is what does it taste like and the
answer is, there is no nasty aftertaste or water colouration and it tastes very
nice and refreshing to be honest.
Now another great use for the Biox Aqua tablets is the
purification of emergency stored and collected water, for example, if you have
filled the bath full of water for an extra water source during an emergency, or
if you have a big rain butt full of rain and roof run off water.
If this is the case do not treat the full bath or butt but
simply take the amount of water you really need then treat it.
Please remember to cover these extra water sources to help
prevent any or further contamination.
I really like these Biox Aqua Water Treatment Tablets, order a pack and try them for
yourself.
Sharp Shooter
Keychain Review
This is the only
self-defence device that is patented and legal in all 50 states in the U.S.

Easy to learn
Deploys quickly – speeds of 60 to 150 miles an hour
Consists of 550 tested paracord, this will last for a long time.
Retention ring to prevent the device from falling out of your hand, and prevent
the device to be pulled out of your hand.
Durable shaft to grasp and also transfers the force away from the retention
ring if an attacker were to get a hold of the keys.
4 in 1 Device
Short distant impact device (similar to a kubaton)
The cord can be used for choking or blocking
Flailing similar to the nunchaku
Most importantly has the ability to shoot out unlike a kubaton or nunchaku/
goes from a short range device to a long range device.Voted Best Versatile EDC Gear of 2014 by social media Facebook & Instagram
Comes with Free Instructional DVD and a 1 year guarantee and your money backNote: This product is patented, no resale or duplication is permitted. Any
duplication of this product is not a Sharp Shooter and you may be jeopardizing
your safety -Robert Moran/Inventor Patent No. US D558, 446 S

Bushido Productions Product Warranty
We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction and are confident you won’t find
better quality self-defence keychain so we offer a full 1 year money back
guarantee for your complete satisfaction. Our goal is to ensure your safety and
make you feel safe and happy with your purchase. If you don’t like your device
in any way simply return it for an exchange or full refund within 1 year.
That’s our guarantee! – Grand Master Moran
So what do I think?
This is a superbly
designed and very well made self-defence tool. OK, it is illegal here in the UK
but it is not in the USA and in I would imagine many other countries as well.
I fail to see why we
as law abiding British citizens are denied the right to be able to defend
ourselves against society’s low life. Surely it is a human right to be able to
defend ourselves, as to do otherwise are we not simply bending to violence and
threat? And in real terms standing on a high ledge just waiting to be pushed
off?
The Sharp Shooter
can of course be used offensively, but so can a rolled up newspaper, kitchen
knives, and bricks and of course the oldest weapon of them all the human body.
I would rather be
judged by 12 than carried by 6. Therefore I am as a responsible adult simply
preparing for the what if, event by carrying the sharp shooter.
After all it is just
a very well made key ring with some paracord attached to it. If it is totally
legal to carry a bunch of keys on a chain as truckers and bikers do then how
can it be illegal to carry this sharp shooter key ring?
I now have a Key
Smart in which my keys are held, not unlike a Swiss Army knife, this makes the
keys totally silent by the way and stops them from catching on clothing and or
wearing holes in my pockets.
I cannot advise you
to carry the sharp shooter, I can only bring it to your attention and leave it
to you the responsible preppers and survivalists that I know you to be.
The least you can do
is go to their website and check them out
http://www.bushidoproductions.com/
The KeySmart Review

KeySmarts goal is to save the world from bulky, annoying
keys

 

Are you constantly annoyed with thigh poke, key jingle, and
damaged pants, Mike set out to design a solution to the bulky key ring. 



After months of prototyping, testing, and redesigning,
KeySmart was born. 

 

The frame was crafted out of aluminium to be
ultra-lightweight, and the hardware was milled from stainless steel to
survive anything life threw at it.
After launching on Kickstarter in early 2013, KeySmart was
one of the most popular products ever launched.  Mike quit his job to take
KeySmart on full time and has been making happy customers ever since.
The KeySmart changes your bunch of keys into a Swiss Army
Knife looking EDC item.
It does this by allowing the user to dismantle it simply
with a coin for example and to rebuild it with your keys placed between the two
aircraft aluminium quality handles.
The keys fit over two stainless steel posts one at each end
which allow the keys to swivel in and out.
When you have put the KeySmart back together you can chose
how tight to make posts as of course if too lose the keys will swivel on their
own and if too tight one key can bring another with it. However I find this to
be a good thing to be honest as it is my choice how I tighten it and not the
maker.
I have found the KeySmart to be a great solution to the ugly
noisy bunch of keys normally found hanging from a key ring, it is also now not
a painful problem when carrying keys in my trouser pocket as there are no sharp
points to dig into my leg.
I have the Sharp
Shooter Keychain from http://www.bushidoproductions.com/index.php which normally has a bunch of keys on the
ring at the end but now I have the KeySmart on the end instead of the bulky
keys and as it is just as heavy, in fact slightly heavier with the KeySmart it
does just the same job but now it does it silently and that is for me an
unexpected bonus. The keySmart comes in different sizes from a 5 key holder to
a massive 100 key holder and even comes with a USB flash drive connecter as an
extra.
There are 8
different colours and a titanium version as well.
There are also different attachments that you can buy to
individualise your KeySmart from a Multi-Tool Card, Card Sharp, Nomad –
Minimalist charge cable, money clip, glow fob etc. etc. To be honest only your
imagination will limit what you can attach to the KeySmart.
It is of course now part of my EDC and you can get yours
from http://getkeysmart.com/

 


StrikeFire Fire Starter and Sporks Review
A variation of the old flint and steel concept, ferrocerium
rods produce larger, hotter, and more sparks than their predecessor.
First, why not just use matches or lighters? They’re
easier to use and cheaper, right? Well, I do recommend keeping a few lighters
and matches on hand, but no, they aren’t always easier to use, and they aren’t
cheaper either.
Consider lighting a fire after falling into water, or after
your lighter or matches have been in the rain.
Wet lighters and matches don’t work, while ferrocerium rod
fire starters like the StrikeFire are impervious to water, and will easily
start fires while wet. You can buy waterproof matches and lighters but they
will cost a lot more overall.
Be aware that while waterproof matches may be waterproof,
the rough surface they come with to strike on often isn’t.
Before we can compare the cost between a StrikeFire and
matches/lighters, we have to know how long a StrikeFire lasts. We get roughly
12000 fires form the large strikefire before it needs to be replaced.
There is a medium version that lights 3,000 fires.
They both produce temperatures of 3,000 degrees Celsius, the
sparks from a StrikeFire will light a huge range of natural and man-made
tinders, including gas and petrol camping stoves.
The StrikeFire is a new British made product using the best
ferrocerium rod available, a hardened steel scraper and reflective paracord
lanyard.
The strikefire
Titanium Spork
What do you get when you cross a lightweight titanium spoon
with a lightweight titanium fork? The ultimate eating utensil for preppers and
survivalists alike the spork.
With a spork you have twice the weight savings—not only is
titanium light, but you need only carry a single utensil cutting the weight you
carry even further
Titanium leaves no metallic smell or taste and will not
rust.
It is also non-corrosive, non-magnetic and hypoallergic
Weight 17 g
The Strikefire
Stainless Steel Spork
A genuinely useful spoon paired with a more than adequate
fork and knife. Made of virtually indestructible stainless steel, these sporks
are much less prone to snapping than plastic sporks. Being able to substitute
three utensils for one is a real bonus, allowing you to scoop, prong, cut and
lift virtually any forms of foods you may encounter, in either the great
outdoors or the concrete jungle.

The BEST
SURVIVAL BRACELET Review

The Best Survival Bracelet or BSB as it is know is an
extremely well thought out idea of exceptional quality, in fact it even has a
US PATENT PENDING US 20130213089 A1 it is that good and innovative.
This very well made paracord bracelet is all you need to
start a fire anywhere as it is not only a source of paracord but it
incorporates a 1” ferrocerium rod, a scraper and tinder in the form of jute
strands woven into the top of the bracelet.
So what is jute anyway, well Dictionary.com defines ‘jute’
as:  “a strong coarse fibre used for making burlap, gunny, and
cordage that is obtained from two East Indian plants of the linden
family.”  
The plants grow 10-12 feet high and have long, serrated,
tapered, light green leaves and small yellow flowers.  Since ancient
times, jute has been grown and processed in the Bengal area of India and
Bangladesh.  
Along with its many industrial uses, jute twine is one of
the best fire tinder’s it is great to have available in your pack or emergency
kit as a very reliable firestarter. 
Jute twine when dry, can be pulled apart into many fibres
to create a ‘bird nest’ that starts very easily with fire starting tools such
as fire steel, Magnesium rod, matches, or lighters.
The scraper roughly ½” x2” can be used in many different
ways, you can have it engraved, you could have an edge put on it, paint it,
polish it etc. In an emergency it can be used as a reflective signal
device. 
To start a fire all you have to do is unpick the jute
which runs along the top or outside of the BSB select the length you want and
then tease the strands apart and rub them between the palms of your hands to
further rough them up form a nest and then introduce a spark.
The ferrocerium rod which also acts as a toggle closure
for the BSB is captive on the bracelet so you will not lose it when using it.
As with all fire making you must gather enough dry tinder
and fuel before you attempt to light the jute. I have found once the nest is
alight (which is an instant ignition by the way) I use Birch bark to increase
the heat and then the smaller twigs and build up from there.
Now the best bit about the BSB is starting fires does not
damage the BSB at all, as you simply re place the used jute by threading it
back through the original loops simply and effective.
The BSB is a real asset and a must for the serious
prepper and survivalist as even if you run out of jute the BSB will continue
lighting fires for you anyway.
I love it and with jute costing pennies it is a fire
starter for life.
Order your BSB at http://www.paracordist.com/
CHILD’S PPE
Review
For those of you who have purchased a Pandemic Quick Kit
from
http://www.contagionsurvival.com/pandemic_quickkits.htm
and if not WHY NOT, they have come up trumps with the CHILD’S PPE
protect your children with this Personal Protective Equipment combo designed to
cover their entire bodies.
At last there is a whole family solution for protecting your
loved ones from Ebola and other contagions too.
WARNING Around the
world these one piece protection suits are selling very fast indeed.
Mr Todd West, GM 0f First Aid Global, LLC said “I
actually had to buy the last 500 Tyvek suits in small size.
Personal Protection for children has been difficult to
procure until now. Tyvek suit, face shield and mask and much more and I fits
most children.
1 Face Shield with
attached Surgical Mask
that ties around the back of head and neck and fits
any size. Mask is cool and comfortable to wear and features soft, latex-free
ties.
Breathable and roomy pleated facial pockets for superior
comfort over extended periods of wear time. Shield provides a clear, plastic
wrap-around that protects eyes and face from contaminants.
1 Small Tyvek Suit
with elastic wrists and ankles and attached hood. Can be gathered-up to fit
most children. Tyvek is composed of high-density polyethylene fibres.
It is strong and breathable, yet it won’t allow liquids to
penetrate. We are one of the only sources for size small.
1 Pair of Blue Bootie Shoe Covers
1 Earloop face mask for additional coverage
2-pair of Small Nitrile Gloves
1 Bio-hazard disposal bag to discard soiled suit
4 PAWS Antimicrobial Wipes
1 Emergency Light-stick
So guys I suggest you order your now http://www.contagionsurvival.com/pandemic_quickkits.htm
Pandemic Quick Kits Review
These handy Pandemic Quick Kits are designed for fast and
inexpensive protection from Contagions when you or your family members have to
leave your safe zone.
Simply discard the entire suit when you return to insure
that no contaminants enter your home. Not meant for close continuous patient
contact.
Contents:
Coveralls w/Zipper
Adhesive tape to seal ankles/wrists
Shoe Covers
Hair Net
Goggles – splash-proof and anti-fogging
N95 Medical Respirator
Latex Gloves 2-pair
Bio-Hazard Disposal Bag
PAWS Antimicrobial Hand wipes – 4
Buy our inexpensive Pandemic Quick-Kits by the bulk and
supply your family or even your entire neighbourhood.
Doctors, Dentists and Medical Technicians wear these
disposable Coveralls to protect their clothing from splash and bacteria.
We still recommend a complete Contagion Kit, but for fast,
everyday use, these packs are inexpensive to store and convenient to use and
discard.
As this life saving kit only arrived this Thursday I have
not had too much time to play with it, but I felt it was important enough to
open the pack and try on the contents.
Firstly it is obvious that whoever designed this kit knew
what they were doing as they have thought of everything in fact this is a
complete pandemic kit and you should all have one for each member of your
family or group as an aid to bugging out or to be worn if and when you have to
travel through an Ebola hotspot.
The one piece suit is a one size fits all and is very easy
indeed to put on, and with the shoe covers on and my ankles and wrists taped I
did feel protected and I have to say it was very comfortable to wear.
Now combine that with the goggles which are splash-proof and
anti-fogging the N95 Medical quality Respirator and the Latex Gloves of which
there are 2 pairs and I really did feel safe and confident that if I had to
enter an area where people had contracted Ebola or any other contagious disease
pre-or post SHTF that it would provide me with the protection I would need.
The kit also comes with a hair net to tuck away long hair
for example PAWS Antimicrobial hand wipes which kill 99% of germs on the skin
while removing dirt and debris.
I have no idea how they can produce such important and
necessary kit for such a low price and then offer discount for bulk orders.
This is just what we in the prepper and survivalist
community have been looking for, something that really works at an affordable
price.
At Just $11.95 each
which at today’s rate is £7.47 they are amazing value and top quality
I cannot recommend this kit highly enough and I must really
thank Todd West, GM
Of First Aid Global, LLC who pulled out all the stops to get
a Pandemic Quick Kit to me.
You can order yours directly from the company
Survival Slingshot Review
What the website says
In a survival situation, you never know what you will face
or how long before you get home. You must be prepared for anything and have
equipment that you will realistically have on your person should you need it.
The Survival Slingshot is designed to be a vital tool for survival, hunting,
camping, archery and fishing.
Active, not passive survival
When it comes to finding food from game, we believe having a
active approach is a critical compliment to more passive means. For example,
you may well be able to set a snare but end up with nothing to eat. With a high
powered slingshot, if you can see it, you can hit it.
Every Survival Slingshot is capable of shooting standard
arrows which opens up larger game to be targeted. We have seen full sized deer
taken with our standard 25LB bands. Slingshots never run out of ammunition
allowing you to use the included shot ammo or rocks that you can pick up.
Your ultimate back up 
The patented Survival Slingshot has a watertight hollow
handle which allows you to store a generous eight cubic inches of survival
items to give you a wide range of capability for survival. It folds down to a
compact size to store and weighs only two pounds. Every model includes a
compass and the integrated rail system allows you to customize your slingshot
any way you may need.
What I say
Firstly let me say that I am totally impressed in every way
with the Survival Slingshot, it is very clear to see that a great deal of
thought went into its design and make up.
For example, you can simply turn your survival slingshot
into one that fires arrows by attaching a whisper biscuit.
You can also mount a tactical LED torch so you can hunt in
low light or even in the dark. As you know, many game animals are nocturnal so
hunting at night can be very productive.
With the light attachment, you can now find your quarry,
feather, fur or fish at dusk, early dawn and late into the night.
Simply a silent food
provider.
I would say that small game and fish are what will keep you
alive when you need to hunt for food. Having set many traps and snares in the
past I can tell you that although it may seem easy to snare and trap game, in
truth it takes an awful lot of practice and is a somewhat hit and miss method
of feeding yourself.
With the Survival Slingshot you have 25 pounds of pull and
the extra ability not only to shoot steel ball bearings but arrows as well
The Survival Slingshot is designed to be robust and to
simply work in any survival situation. It comes with a compass built into the
inside of the screw cap of the handle storage space which by the way is big
enough for a small survival blade, lighter, matches, puri tabs, and other
survival bits and pieces, in fact what you store in the waterproof handle is
your choice.
Made from aerospace grade aluminium alloy and high strength
steel you can see why it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Most survival kits include the basics like wire for snare
wire, fishing line, hooks, split shot, but with the Survival Slingshot you have
a survival kit that not only stores your survival kit but it can produce food
for a meal as well, not that is a survival kit.
However as with all kit you must do what doctors and lawyers
do, practice, practice, and did I say practice.
When you can hit what you are aiming for consistently then
and only then you are able to hunt small game and fish for food. Remember it is
illegal to hunt with a bow and arrow in the UK. So please only take game with
the steel ball bearings and simply only target shoot with the arrows.
This is not a toy, in my opinion it is a silent weapon, and
you should treat it as just that a weapon as it has effective range of 250+ Yards.
The Standard Models ship with one
container that contains, matches, weights for fishing, fishing hooks, pins
and needles, fishing line, thread, swivels and an
ammunition container with roughly 40 rounds of steel shot.
Overall the
Survival Slingshot wins on many fronts, from a survival kit to a silent hunting
system. It is light enough to carry all day and it folds up and can be stored
in a pocket. With a small survival blade stored in the handle I know I could
survive just with the survival slingshot www.survivalslingshot.com
175lb Jaguar Crossbow Rifle
With 175lb draw weight this bow will launch a bolt
at blistering 245 fps and that is impressive.
Specs:
Durable Fiberglass Limb
Aluminium Barrel
Foot Stirrup
12″ Power Stroke
6 Arrow Quiver
Red Dot Sight
Black Padded Shoulder Sling
Safety Goggles
4 Aluminium Bolts
245 FPS
35.25″ Length / 26″ Axle-Axle
Can Fit Our 4×32 Scope
This is an excellent crossbow for the money. No, it’s not
super expensive but it’s not supposed to be. At 175 pounds, this crossbow is
the most powerful weapon you can buy in the UK without a license.
Maybe you’re a new prepper looking for a quiet defence weapon
that is still available in the UK or you just want to see if crossbows are as
much fun as they seem on those TV shows.
Crossbows have been around for over 2,000 years and have a
long history of use for both hunting and warfare.
Because crossbows are potentially dangerous weapons, anyone
new to crossbow shooting should seek out professional instruction to learn the
proper techniques. When learning how to shoot a crossbow, always do so on a
range specified for the purpose.
Never aim crossbow at anything you don’t plan on shooting
and always practice safe storage and shooting habits. If you are planning on
using your crossbow for hunting purposes, be sure to check with your state’s
regulatory board to learn about crossbow hunting laws. Here in the UK it is
illegal to hunt with a Crossbow.
Step 1: Loading and Cocking
To ready your crossbow for shooting, follow these steps:
Place the crossbow on its stirrup on the ground
Put your foot fully and securely through the stirrup
Using a cocking aid or both hands, pull the bowstring evenly
upward to the cocking mechanism
To ensure proper setting, always cock your crossbow string
in the same place. If necessary, mark your string while it is resting on the
stock to ensure you are cocking consistently
Place the string in the cocking mechanism and ensure that it
is secure by listening for a popping or clicking noise. Do not let go of the
string until you are certain it is firmly in place
Place a bolt in the appropriate groove. If the bolt is
placed correctly, one of the fletchings should be resting in the grove and the
end of the bolt should be against the string
Before lifting the bow, ensure that both the automatic and
manual safety are on
Step 2: Firing the Crossbow
Once you are ready to fire your crossbow, get ready to aim.
Keep in mind that most crossbows are designed to fire at targets that are 20,
and at the most, 40 yards away. Dry-firing your crossbow can damage it, so
always make sure a bolt is fitted properly in the groove before planning to
fire.
Place one arm below and along the crossbow to steady it,
placing this lower arm on a flat surface to steady it
Secure the crossbow by placing the butt against your
shoulder
Place your finger on the trigger
Most crossbows are equipped with some sort of sight, so use
your sight to aim at the target
Once you are lined up and ready to fire, release the safety
and apply even pressure with your finger to squeeze the trigger
Conclusion
Firing a crossbow can be a
rewarding hobby and add a new challenge to hunting. Whenever you are handling a
crossbow, keep in mind that it is a dangerous weapon and not a toy, so you
should use caution and take the appropriate safety measures.
Survival Slingshot Review
In a survival situation, you never know what you will face
or how long before you get home. You must be prepared for anything and have
equipment that you will realistically have on your person should you need it.
The Survival Slingshot is designed to be a vital tool for survival, hunting,
camping, archery and fishing.
Active, not passive survival
When it comes to finding food from game, we believe having a
active approach is a critical compliment to more passive means. For example,
you may well be able to set a snare but end up with nothing to eat. With a high
powered slingshot, if you can see it, you can hit it. Every Survival Slingshot
is capable of shooting standard arrows which opens up larger game to be taken.
We have seen full sized deer taken with our standard 25LB bands. Slingshots
never run out of ammunition allowing you to use the included shot ammo or rocks
that you can pick up.
Your ultimate back up 
The patented Survival Slingshot has a watertight hollow handle
which allows you to store a generous eight cubic inches of survival items to
give you a wide range of capability for survival. It folds down to a compact
size to store and weighs only two pounds. Every model includes a compass and
the integrated rail system allows you to customize your slingshot any way you
may need.

Snugpak Response Pak Review

When travelling light it pays to have all your essentials in
one place and the handy Response Pak has a place for just about anything.
With multiple inside and outside pockets, including a main
compartment and two side pockets, it carries a wide range of items, from
cameras to first aid kits and it will easily accommodate all of your essentials
and will always be ready when you are.
The Responsepak can be used as a ‘quick grab’ bag with the
heavy duty handle on top, or can be worn as a bum bag via the 46 inch waist
strap.
The Snugpak Response Pak is a perfect choice when you
are travelling light. The Response Pak is a small holdall designed to carry
your essentials when you need to carry them all in one place.
It has a place for just about anything and comes with
multiple inside and outside pockets, therefor allowing you to carry a wide
range of items, from cameras to first aid kits.
Features of the Snugpak Response Pak
Multiple Pockets
Clip Fasten
Shoulder Strap
Colours Available Black, Olive
Weight 440g
Dimensions 36cm x 14cm x 22cm cm
This is what I
managed to fit into mine:
First-Aid-Kit
Write in the rain pad and pen
Elzetta MF60 Tactical LED torch
Gerber Drop Point Remix
Resquick orange signal sheet
Two survival blankets
An emergency poncho
A multi-tool
The ultimate Compact survival Kit
The EDC Fire Kit
My medication
The survival straw
It is like a tardis inside and very well made indeed, I
really like the bum bag idea as it leaves your hands free for other tasks.
This sort of Pak would be the one that I would keep my
personal survival kit in so if I lost my backpack then I would still have the
kit I need to survive on my waist.
Ilumni Meals Review
I took with me to the Bushcraft Show some great tasty meals
from a company called ilumni.
 ilumi! Has been
cooking up nut-, gluten- and milk-free foods for nearly a decade in beautiful
County Durham. Their team of chefs and nutritionists are creative and
allergen-savvy: they know which ingredients are safe, and how to combine them
to create delicious meals you can trust.
After all, food is one of life’s great pleasures – but you
can’t enjoy anything until you’re 100% confident it’s safe.
And from this springs their mission is to create delicious,
colourful, deeply flavoursome foods that their customers can trust, to make
them accessible and convenient, and to spread the word about eating for
wellness to the wider community.
All of ilumi products have a 12-month shelf life from the
day of their production. They will always endeavour to make sure that you get
at least 4 months remaining shelf life when you buy from us.
All of their products have been designed to be stored at
room temperature, so they can be safely kept in your cupboard, bug-out-bag or
back pack. Once the pouch or tray has been opened, the food is best heated and
eaten straight away.
You can keep the pouches and trays in the fridge if you
wish, but they don’t recommend freezing them.
ilumi’s absolute guiding principle is to make food that
tastes great for everyone to enjoy. Nut-, gluten- and milk- free shouldn’t mean
free from taste – and with ilumi, I can promise you it doesn’t.
To accomplish this, they craft our recipes by focusing on
what delicious flavours go in, not what has to be taken out.
Taking away compromises the taste, which they don’t allow!
They make everything from scratch in their own kitchens, controlling the entire
process to make it allergy-safe.
And lastly, they cook their meals in modern space-saving
pouches in a pressure cooker to naturally preserve all those fabulous flavours
(which also conveniently means they don’t need refrigeration).
So whether you’re eating at home or out and about, and
whatever your taste preference, they have got something delicious for you to
try.
These meals are the tastiest MRE’s I have ever eaten they
rock with flavour, they are filling and very moreish indeed.
The meals I tried were Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce,
Kerala Chicken Curry, Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup),
Sweet Five
Spice & Chilli Pork
, Zaatar Chicken. They really excited my
taste buds as I have never tasted such flavours before nor such tender meat
from an MRE. I just love them.
The flavours are very subtle, delicate almost I would say,
but you can certainly tell the difference between different meals that’s for
sure.
The only addition I can see is perhaps to add some rice
which would be
And at £3.75 for a 275g pouch they are not going to break
the bank either. You owe it to your taste buds to get some of these meals and
try them out. You can get yours at http://www.ilumiworld.com/

RITN Review

In spite of Rite in
the Rain’s durability, it is totally recyclable as standard paper, which is
untrue of synthetic, or poly coated papers. Simply recycle Rite in the Rain as
you do other white or printed papers.
Rite in the Rain
All-Weather Writing Paper is a patented substrate created for use in outdoor
writing situations. Since this paper is designed for use in extreme conditions
it is manufactured with the most durable yet recyclable components available.
This being said, the wood fibres we utilize for Rite in
the Rain
are purchased from FSC Certified sources. By doing this it insures
our product is manufactured with high environmental and social standards and
practices.
WHAT IS RITR IN THE RAIN?
Well it is patented, environmentally responsible,
all-weather writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write anywhere,
in any weather.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This 100% recyclable wood-based paper sheds water, moisture,
dirt and grime and myriad of other substances allowing you to continue to write
on your notepad or copier paper. Ensure your project stays productive and
insure your data!
DO I NEED A SPECIAL PEN?
A pencil works best. A pen that will work in wet
environments will also work fine on RITR. Using a pencil or all-weather pen, Rite
in the Rain
ensures that your notes survive the rigors of the field,
regardless of conditions.
CAN I COPY OR PRINT?
Yes! Copy and laser print your own all-weather forms and
documents on Rite in the Rain Copier and Laser paper.
We also have, Weatherjet, an ink-jet version, available.
After a year of running a notebook through its paces I was
impressed however a simple 30 second test you can do yourself will impress you
more.
I took one Rite in Rain notebook paper and one sheet of
ordinary note pad paper. I put them both into a bath of warm water but in
around 30 seconds the ordinary paper was really a mush when I tried to pick it
up, while the RITR paper was totally unaffected and without even drying it I
was able to write on it, I placed it back into the warm water for a minute and
the writing was perfectly readable and un-smudged.
That is marvellous I hear you say, but how often do we have
a warm bath in the woods, well that is very true, so I took the RITN notebook
and placed it in a local stream that was of course cold water and after a
minute I removed it and again wrote on the paper and once again put it back
into the cold water for another minute, the result was of course totally
readable and un-smudged as well.
This RITR paper is really amazing and really does work even
having been submerged, which meant that any previous notes will not be
destroyed if it falls into the water and even if it does the product is not
affected in any way and is useable just like new.
OK it was not mean to be submerged just be able to RITR so I
got my lad to direct the garden hose at me on sprinkler, i.e. rain and as I
knew all was well and I was able to write without any problem at all.
Having waterproof
paper is one thing but how do you write on it?
Well what you need is a tactical All-Weather Pen, it writes
at any angle, upside down and even under water as well.
The ink is permanent and in face was the pen used on all
manned space flights, so you just know it will work well.
And it is perfect for use on RITR notepads and paper.
It also offers itself up as a tactical pen as its
construction will withstand a high impact strike, I know this because I was
jabbing it into wooden pallets without any problem at all. Refills are very
easy to get for this pen and together they rock, so if you are fishing,
hunting, prepping or surviving the RITR paper and the all-weather pen are an
absolute must for your BoB and prepping kit.
Escape & Evade Wrist compass Review
The Escape & Evade® Wrist Compass provides the
wearer with a convenient way to get immediate bearings and move out. Designed
to be worn on a watch band or other wrist band (not included), but also able to
be hung from a paracord lanyard. The flip-top housing protects the compass, and
also keeps it in a non-reflective carrying capacity when not used.The Grade AA cushion-mounted compass is liquid filled, and remains luminous
after exposure to sunlight, or even from a red lens micro LED. Submersible and
water resistant. A great backup to traditional compasses, GPS, and watch
compasses that use power and calibration to function. Get one on and get
moving.
FEATURES:
Grade AA
Luminous
Protective flip-top shell
Able to be worn on a lanyard
Cushion-mounted compass is liquid-filled
Fits most sports watchbands
Working temperature range of -20 degrees F to 120 degrees F
Water resistant to 100 ft (30 m)
Made in the USA
I have tried this compass against a Silva and also my watch compass and it is
accurate to a fault, I really love it.
I have not been down to 30ft with it yet but it still works
having been left underwater overnight so that is good enough for me.
The Mule Light
Review
What Makes UVPaqlite Products Brighter?
Glow-in-the-dark intensity (brightness) depends on the
particle size; generally, the bigger the particles, the better the
glow. Our products use patent pending large crystals of
strontium aluminate making them brighter, charge faster, and even
glow longer than other glow items available.How Do the Crystals Charge?
Strontium aluminate is a photo luminescent phosphorous material,
it absorbs photons (electromagnetic radiation) & UV rays
to charge. It does NOT require direct or indirect sunlight to charge.
It will charge well in low level indoor light conditions.

Your Eyes Should Be Adjusted to the Dark.
Our products work best when your eyes are fully adjusted to the dark
because the light diminishes over time. When your eyes are fully adjusted
to the dark a little light goes a long way.
For example the light is measured at 39,000m immediately
after charge
, 1245m at 10 minutes, and 226m at
60 minutes
.  It continues to be visible by the human eye
more than 24 hours after the initial charge. When
your eyes are adjusted to the dark, 226m -3m of light still
provides a functional light source
.You can find glow in the dark items all around: stars on the ceiling, toys,
frisbees, water bottles, stickers, clothing, and most recently emergency exit
signs. All of these products utilize different glow-in-the-dark powders to
achieve different levels of brightness and cost.
Basically, you get what you pay for when it comes to glow in
the dark. These differences can be seen when comparing the glow in the
dark items bought in a pound shop to the glow in the dark
exit signs like those installed in public buildings, and the products we
make.
What is the Mule Light? The Mule Light is a hybrid
light. It combines the brightness & efficiency of LED lights
with the reliability & simplicity of glow in the dark. The Mule
Light uses a high intensity LED flashlight & a U.V.Glostik made from
enhanced glow in the dark crystals to create this hybrid light. It
is designed to conserve battery life and reduce waste caused
by disposable glow sticks.
How does the Mule Light work? The Mule Light works in
energy saving cycles:
4 second bursts of light from the flashlight every 2 or 4
minutes keeps the glow in the dark crystals at a super bright level
allowing users to maintain a glow stick illumination for 300 – 600 hours. It’s
simple…how do you keep glow in the dark at really bright level? You
keep recharging it with a light source.
How Does Hybrid Technology Conserve Battery Life? The
Mule Light turns on & off in timed intervals. Four seconds ON – turns OFF
for 2 or 4 minutes. During those 2 or 4 minutes your batteries are not
being drained, the lighting is coming from the glow stick.  Read the
scenario below for more understanding.
This product is mind blowing in the way it works, it is simply
the best light source I have ever used that illuminates an area without
blinding light and also attaches to any product or bit of kit that you need to
locate in the dark.
I also intend to review this product on youtube.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We understand that night vision is very different for every person that is
why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with our
products just email us at uvpaqlite @ gmail .com
CRT S-MINI HIGH POWER (8 WATT!) MULTI-STANDARD Review
The CRT Mini Export
(8 Watt) Mobile Multi Standard CB radio.
This is an Ideal
beginner’s radio.
The radio is Compact
and with only the basic functions needed for simple two way communication.
This radio is ready
for the change in July 2014 when AM mode of operation is allowed on CEPT (mid
band) frequencies
Multi standard so
you can use it all over Europe.
 80 Channels
Mode: AM/FM
4 pin Mic socket in front panel
Blue Display Channel
AM/FM selector
Volume button
Manual squelch
Direct Access Channel 9 and 19
RX/TX led
UP/DOWN button
Internal loudspeaker
Jack plug for external speaker
Mounting bracket
Power lead
26.965Mhz to 27.405Mhz CEPT
27.60125Mhz to 27.99125Mhz UK
Multiple Bands
8 Watts Output Power
AM/FM Operation
Size APP
150x140x41mm
This is the CB radio
for the beginner, is has AM and FM and an 8watt output. It is very simple to
set up and use and will provide you with post SHTF communications for free.
Ok the usual
transmission distance is between 5 and say 20 miles but today on the A61
between Harrogate and Ripon I was talking to Joshua 0171 in Valentia Spain. As
the saying goes the skip was right at the time.
CB radios are free
to use and you do not need a licence or even need to register it. As long as
you have a method for recharging a car battery then you will have all the power
you need to send and receive messages.
This in very basic
terms is how to operate a Citizens band or CB radio. Citizens band
radios provide safety and company on the road, and can be more reliable than
cell phones. In order to operate a CB radio you will need a CB radio,
familiarity with 10 codes and a pseudonym. You should follow the steps:
Tune into one of the
40 channels. Chanel 19 is the preferred drivers/calling channel used by
truckers and channel 9 is the emergency channel. The CB’s range is 5 to 20
miles depending on time weather and location. You may occasionally pick up skip
conversations from 100’s or even 1000’s of miles away as I did today
Make sure the mic
control is set to maximum listen for a break in the conversation to press the
microphone transmission button and say break to let people know you are using
the channel. Listen for clearance and begin speaking.
Tip: use the signal
meter to gauge reception and distance.
Familiarize yourself
with CB jargon including the many 10 codes which are abbreviations used by CB
operators i.e 10-4 means affirmative; 10-2 means receiving well; 10-3 means
stop transmitting. Create a handle or on air pseudonym i.e. “the wingman”.
Keep your
communications brief. Close transmissions by taking your thumb off of the
microphone button.
Turn the squelch
knob up to cut off the noise from a channel that’s not transmitting. The more
you turn it up however the more stations you will lose starting with the most
distant.
I will be starting a
prepping/survival/CB radio page on FB and I will be organising training events
to not only test you’re prepping and survival skills but comms as well.
The TaskOne Review
Protection with function. TaskOne G3 is the ultimate iPhone case for the outdoorsman, gadget
lover or handyman.Built with aircraft aluminium and tough polycarbonate, the TaskOne G3 provides
22 different tools as well as 2 kickstands and a universal mount for attaching
reciprocating saw blades. Large, aluminium buttons make tools more accessible
and convenient to use.
Thicker, stronger
U-bands not only provide more protection for your phone, but also a sturdier
grip for when you need your tools. New modifications allow the bottle opener,
Allen wrench and knife to be locked in place during use and in storage.The new TaskOne G3 will come in all black with a choice of silicone-rubber
accents. The new silicone accents add more than just style, they also provide
bump and shock protection.
The TaskOne G3
transforms what it means to be a phone case.
That’s OK but how
does it operate, in other words is it any good?
Firstly please watch
the video that comes with it and you will informed unlike yours truly who
attempted to review it without doing so, silly me.
Protection with function. TaskOne G3 is the ultimate protective case for your smartphone.
Built with aircraft aluminium and tough polycarbonate, the TaskOne G3 provides
22 stainless steel tools built right into a tough aluminium and polycarbonate
enclosure, why choose a boring, useless case when you can have protection AND
function with TaskOne G3. Large, aluminium buttons give you easy access to the
tools.
Polycarbonate,
aluminium and silicone rubber U-bands provide superior protection for your
phone. The Stainless Steel tools give you access to everything you need at a
moment’s notice.Tools included in the TaskOne G3:
2.5″ Knife with
serrations
1.8″ saw blade
Pliers with wire
cutters and 3-6mm Hex screw cut outs
5″ ruler
(1/8″ graduations)
6 Allen wrenches
(1/16″, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm)
Dual spoke wrenches
Wire stripper
Small and large
flathead screwdrivers
Phillips screwdriver
Universal
reciprocating saw-blade mount
Dual landscape and
portrait kickstands
Bottle opener
If you have an
Iphone then this is the ultimate accessary for you, as by carrying your phone
around with you, you will always have a set of tools to help you out when
needed. I have to say that it does impress me a lot however I would like to see
a survival version with an LED and a magnesium rod.
But that is just my,
and this is not a survival version, but what I would classify as for everyday
use in an urban setting and that is no bad thing.
Just imaging a
multi-Tool that you can also use to call someone how good would that be?
The Breathing
Mobile Washer Review
Product Overview
It is lightweight and made from
durable plastics with a sturdy wooden handle – it will not rust away
ever.
Easy to dismantle and reassemble for packing or stowing – portable washing
system!
Powerful cleaning action – pushes AND pulls waster through the clothing – will
actually pull out residual detergent left by electric washers!
Gentle on fabric, controlled agitation and easy to use
Sturdy enough for large items (Comforters, Sleeping bags, rugs and
blankets)
Perfect “GREEN” product with less water, detergent and electricity
used.
Great uses for the “Breathing” Mobile
Washer
EMERGENCIES: Natural disasters that knock out electricity
– you can continue to stay fresh and clean with the Breathing Mobile Washer.EQUIPMENT FAILURE: Washing Machines breaks or it is too
costly to repair – use this fast, efficient and cost effective alternative.
CAMPING/BACKPACKING:  Pack light and don’t worry about
smoky, fishy or dirty clothes – wash them on the spot.CARAVANERS Skip
the hassles of laundromats and stay someplace scenic (and off the beaten
path?). “The BreatherTM” washes efficiently with minimal
amounts of water. Your clothes remain fresh and clean, and you can enjoy that
special spot you found just a little longer.LAUNDROMAT USERS:  Why not just forget about
dragging your laundry all over the place, waiting in line for machines and for
your clothes to wash.  Wash in the privacy and comfort of your own place
and save your coins for a better purpose.GREEN ENTHUSIASTS:
Super way to save resources with water and electricity, but also saves
money by saving the resources.DELICATES / HARD TO CLEAN ITEMS: Trust the Breathing Mobile
Washer to gently clean hand washed items or put it to the test with large
comforters, sleeping bags, blankets, rugs etc.  The unique pulling action
lifts dirt.SEA MARINERS:
Need to freshen up on that long trip but you have a minimal amounts of fresh
water? With “The BreatherTM,” clothes can be washed in as
little as 1 1/2 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket.MILITARY We
have sons and daughters throughout the world that often find themselves in
situations where there are no laundry facilities. “The BreatherTM”
can ease their load by helping them maintain clean clothes.
Having tried it in the back garden I am very impressed with it indeed
It is very easy to use and gets really great results every time which is all
you could ask from a stick and some plastic. It is so simple to use and it just
does what it says on the tin. Get yours from http://breathingwasher.com/

The Ultimate Paracord Survival Bracelet Review


This bracelet far exceeds my expectations in every way. It
is very well made I mean the quality is superb you can tell that it is meant to
last and that a great deal of thought has gone in to its design.

If it looks rather deep there is a reason for this you see
built within this paracord bracelet is a well thought out survival kit.

The kit is sealed in a waterproof flat plastic tube and
includes the following

2 fishing hooks

1 artificial fly

Braid

1 Safety pin

Snare wire

2 quick release swivel clips


3 split shot


2 Puritabs


2 pieces of easy fire tinder


Just the basics but enough to put food in your belly and
that is what I want any survival kit to do.


With this survival kit and some basic survival knowledge and
in a survival situation anyone could provide food for themselves.


Having more than one hooks is really useful as if you put
different baits on different hooks increases the chance of catching something
to eat.


Remember to catch fish you must go were the fish are, so
fish under or near structures under over hanging trees is a great place as fish
wait there for falling grubs and insects etc.


If you have no luck fishing on the bottom (ledgering) then
float you line down the river or float in on top of the water in a pond etc.


Night lines (illegal) pre SHTF can be used, this is absent
fishing but you must fix it tightly to the bank and check it regularly.


Please consider getting one of these paracord survival bracelets,
they are under £20 and well worth the money.


Simple email your requirements and you will receive a very
fast delivery indeed. lastchancesurvival@hotmail.com


BugGrub Limited
Review
We are the UK’s premier supplier of edible bugs and bug
related products, all delivered from our UK stock.
We only buy from
suppliers who can prove the origins of their bugs.
We only select the
best edible bugs from both farms and professional bug hunters.
All bugs are
regularly lab tested to inspect for disease or parasites prior to
manufacturing.
We fully comply with
UK import regulations and follow the CVED import process for POAO.
We believe
Entomophagy is here to stay, as a more sustainable source of protein.
Safe to Eat
Tested and tested again for your safety
All bugs are regularly lab tested to inspect for disease or
parasites prior to manufacturing and then passed veterinary checks at the
Border Inspection Point prior to arriving in to the UK.
Healthy
Bugs are low in fat and high in fibre
Edible insects contain high quality protein, vitamins and
amino acids for humans. Check the nutritional values here on the.
Sustainable
Insects have a high food conversion rate
For example, crickets need six times less feed than cattle,
four times less than sheep, and twice less than pigs and broiler chickens to
produce the same amount of protein.
UK stock
All stock delivered from the UK
All products available to order on our website are held in
our UK warehouse ready to be shipped. Out of stock items will have an estimated
delivery date shown.
Gerber Remix
Tactical Clip Folder, Serrated Edge Pocket Knife Review
Off the success of
our popular Remix Series, the Remix Tactical folding clip knife marries a broad
three inch serrated tanto blade with Gerber’s iconic Remix handle design.
It’s a tactically inspired, tip-up pocket carrier with
class. A newly designed thumblift provides stability and safety while cutting.
Made with a slim, lightweight handle and a blade that opens with one hand, it’s
an ideal choice for your everyday carry knife.
Features:
Tanto Blade
Tip up Pocket Carry
Newly Designed
Thumblift
One Hand Opening
Lightweight but
Strong
Blade Material:
7Cr17MoV Stainless Steel
Blade Length:
3.0″
Closed Length:
4.86″
Weight: 4.6 oz.
Handle Material:
Composite G10
Mobile Solar
Chargers Review
Portable Chargers
with Solar back up
Portable
rechargeable battery packs with added solar back up.
Range from 3-14
phone charges per recharge
Recharge from mains
usb, PC usb and also trickle charge in direct sunlight, giving extra charges
from a given capacity.
Retain power for
months, constant recharge in any direct sunlight
Is a solar powered
phone charger really useful in the UK?
Recharge via mains
usb, PC, Car usb and in addition, Solar
Hold charge for
months, even when in a pocket
Any direct sunlight
will trickle charge the battery.
Get more charges per
given capacity and very useful in an emergency
Yes, these are all portable rechargeable batteries or power
banks, with the addition of solar back up for when you are ‘off-grid’ or to
increase the number of charges you would get from a standard power bank, since
they will all recover some charge when in direct sunlight.  Although it is
true that the brighter the sunlight (not obscured by glass or shadow) the
faster the solar panel can convert energy, the solar battery charger just needs
direct sunlight  to trickle charge the inbuilt rechargeable battery
charger.
By using solar power to recharge the battery pack when not
being used, (rather than just a solar panel charger) these devices act as a standalone
portable phone charger or Power Bank to make sure you’re never left with a flat
mobile phone battery in an emergency.
In the UK especially, the solar panel needs to be seen in
context, they are not nuclear reactors, but they will re-charge the power bank
over time, on a daily basis, most people will plug the charger into their PC
whilst at work, or the mains overnight. All our power banks retain at least 80%
of their charge for months.
What’s the best solar charger for my needs?
We have a select range of 3 tried and tested (they have been
to Everest Base, up Kilimanjaro and across the Atlantic) solar portable
chargers.
Both the MSC Executive and Traveller have a 6000mah grade A
battery, giving at least 3 charges of a standard mobile phone, without any
solar input. The Executive has a 250ma solar panel (i.e. 10 hours of sun should
recover 2500mah of power) and the Traveller has a 150ma solar panel, but dual
usb output to charge 2 devices simultaneously. The choice is really in the name
and what you will use it for, i.e. Travel are more gentle use!
  If you need a real ‘Power Station’ for a couple of
weeks off grid or to have portable power to charge tablets and laptops, then
the Safari mobile solar charger would suit. It has a very large 23000mah
battery (14 + phone charges) and an efficient solar panel to recover between
10-20% aday, giving ongoing power, depending on what you are charging. It is
the size of a Tablet and will recharge from the mains in only 5 hours.
  In reality most people will charge them up on the
mains or USB/PC and view the solar as a very handy addition to these portable
power packs. All our mobile chargers come with the most common adapters, but
obviously accept your own usb charging lead.
A large misconception about solar energy is that it can only
be converted when it is sunny outside. This is actually not the case. Although
it is true that it works better when it is bright outside, it only needs direct
sunlight to work. Whether it is rain or shine, solar energy can still be
sourced as long as it is during the day. Although we have developed the Lithium
battery almost as far as we can, Solar technology is in its infancy, as an
example the ‘Executive’ charger’s solar panel has increased in efficiency by
40% over 6 months.
All of our solar chargers have a power pack attached to it
enabling them to work as a standard Power Bank, even if they never see the
light of day.  Don’t hesitate to ask us which will be more suited to you.
Take a look through our solar chargers and if there are any
questions that you have about them or how they work we will be more than happy
to answer them. Just contact us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

The ilumi story
Welcome to the world of ilumi! We’ve been cooking up nut-,
gluten- and milk-free foods for nearly a decade here in beautiful County
Durham. Our team of chefs and nutritionists are creative and allergen-savvy: they
know which ingredients are safe, and how to combine them to create delicious
meals you can trust. After all, food is one of life’s great pleasures – but we
know you can’t enjoy anything until you’re 100% confident it’s safe.
And from this springs our mission: to create delicious,
colourful, deeply flavoursome foods that our customers can trust, to make them
accessible and convenient, and to spread the word about eating for wellness to
the wider community.
Our cooking methods
At ilumi, our absolute guiding principle is to make food
that tastes great for everyone to enjoy. Nut-, gluten- and milk- free shouldn’t
mean free from taste – and with ilumi, it doesn’t.
To accomplish this, we craft our recipes by focusing on what
delicious flavours go in, not what has to be taken out. Taking away compromises
the taste, which we don’t allow! We make everything from scratch in our own
kitchens, controlling the entire process to make it allergy-safe. And lastly,
we cook our meals in modern space-saving pouches in a pressure cooker to
naturally preserve all those fabulous flavours (which also conveniently means
they don’t need refrigeration).
So whether you’re eating at home or out and about, and
whatever your taste preference, we’ve got something delicious for you to try.
Our promise to you
Food is one of life’s great pleasures, but you can only
truly enjoy your meal if you’re totally confident that it is safe for you to
eat. At ilumi, we go to unprecedented lengths to give you this confidence.
We create all our own recipes, using only the ingredients
needed to make them taste great, with no unnecessary additives. We carefully
source every ingredient from trusted and tested suppliers, and we make all our
meals in our own purpose-built, high-quality kitchens. Our highly trained and
experienced team tastes and tests every batch we make before we deliver it to
your door for you to enjoy.
We’ve been safely making food this way for nearly a decade,
but don’t take our word for it: the British Retail Consortium audits us every
year, and we hold their highest level of accreditation.
Diet & lifestyle
Many people have told us that despite their expectations,
being diagnosed with a food allergy can actually be a positive thing. When you
begin to pay attention to what you eat, you develop a relationship with food
that goes beyond just nourishment or pleasure – instead, food becomes a path to
wellbeing in mind as well as body. Which is exactly what we believe here at
ilumi, and the reason we take such care with the dishes we create.
If you’ve had symptoms of food allergy or intolerance for a
while, you’ll already know why you need to avoid the allergens that are making
you unwell. This might be a simple change, or it could mean a whole revamp of
your diet and your lifestyle. We’re here to help with dedicated, expert advice.

 

The Powermonkey Review
Now introducing the luminous edition of our
powermonkey explorer.  Use the sun’s rays to charge the luminosity and
then find it in our bag or tent at night with ease!
** GREY version comes with free limited edition Zip travel
case  – While stocks last**
From the heart of Africa to the Hardanger Glacier, the Apple
approved powermonkey explorer portable charger has proved to be an invaluable
piece of kit, providing essential power in the most remote locations.
Incorporating the solarmonkey solar charger, the powermonkey explorer lets you
charge wherever, whenever.
The powermonkey explorer is not just for adventure travellers.  Compatible
with the majority of smartphones including iPhone and BlackBerry, mobile
phones, iPods, MP3 / MP4, PDAs and portable games consoles,
the powermonkey explorer is a portable charger for your 5V devices –
giving you 96 hours of standby on your mobile, 40 hours on your iPod, 5 hours
on your games console, 48 hours on your PDA and 6 hours on MP3/MP4 players.
Make sure your powermonkey explorer’s got full power at all
times by charging one of three ways: via the included universal mains charger,
via USB or via the included solar panel.
The solar panel draws power from the sun and coverts it into
handy power to charge your device. The powermonkey explorer features
state-of-the-art MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) technology which enables
more efficient charging of the powermonkey battery unit in low light
conditions.
The kit includes a useful Velcro strap, enabling the
solarmonkey to be attached to a rucksack or tent – perfect for charging the
powermonkey battery unit when you’re out and about in the sun.
Ultra compact, tough, powerful and works with iPhone &
Made for iPod approved, the powermonkey explorer is water resistant and made
from rubberised casing so can take whatever life throws at it, yet it remains
the lightest, most versatile portable charger available today.

 

Travel mobile
solar charger review
Premium robust dual
usb solar charger
Travel charger for
all phones including iPhone, Samsung, Nokia and all 5v Tablets including iPad
6000mah rechargeable
battery gives a phone at least 3 charges before recharge
Will recharge from
mains usb, PC, Car usb or trickle charge from direct sunlight
Holds charge for
months
With a 6000mah
battery, you should get 3-4 full charges on your average phone, even without
the help from the solar panel, before it needs a re-charge itself.
The MSC Traveller has
an efficient solar panel that will trickle charge the device when in direct sun
light if needed.   For everyday use, just plug it into the mains or
PC and it will recharge in a similar time to a phone.
This portable solar battery
is very simple to use, just connect your mobile phone or mp3 player, with your
devices usb charging lead, hold down the central button for a few seconds and
away you go.
It has sophisticated
electronics and safety circuits for protection and to control the charge and
re-charge.
If you need accessories
including usb mains/car adapters or additional usb leads, please order before checkout.
The unit comes with its own micro usb charging lead.
Product Features
High Capacity
6000mah Lithium-Polymer battery
Multi-charging
capabilities: Mains, car charger, USB or Solar
Compatible with most
popular mobile phones, iPhone, Blackberry™, Nokia™, iPad, Digital Cameras, PSP,
ND, PDA, Mp3/Mp 4 player, GPS, Bluetooth headsets etc.
Robust and stylish
rubberised case design
Single Reversible
charge/discharge micro usb lead
Simple one button
operation
DC Input Port
Dual USB Output
Ports
Remaining power leds
Solar charging led
Multiple protection
charge/discharge and overcharge/undercharge
Technical specification
Solar energy
transfer efficiency: 17% Solar panel 5v/90mA
Polymer Lithium-ion
Battery
Capacity 6000mAh
/22.2 wh
Input : Micro micro
usb DC5v/1000mA
Output 2x USB 5V/2100mA
Working Temperature
-10C to + 55C
Charging time about
5 hours via USB mains
Charging time from
solar about 45 hours
Cycle Life >500
cycles
Weight 178g
Dimensions 130 x 76
x 16mm
Compatible with most
popular mobile phones, iPhone, Blackberry™, Nokia™, iPad, Digital Cameras, PSP,
ND, PDA, Mp3/Mp 4 player, GPS, Bluetooth etc

THE ultimate Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

I have a great letter to read to you from Mal Vango the
General Manager at Survival Supplies UK.
He writes:- A few years of angling when I was younger told
me that I’d be lucky to catch anything with most of the fishing kits on the
market unless I was very lucky or plopped my hook and line into a particularly
rich source of fish.
“I talked to friends who were very keen anglers, I planned,
purchased and built the best kit I could build at the most reasonable price I
could. It was no mean feat to negotiate the best prices, but I eventually put
together a kit for under twenty quid that I felt would catch fish. I tested it
and, sure enough, it caught me enough fish that I could live on.
I gave my experimental kits to angler friends who also
managed to catch fish with the gear. The final test was to give kits to friends
who had never fished in their lives … and they caught fish. I was satisfied and
launched the kit on EBAY. The lit sold and the feedback was great (just take a
look at the genuine comments on THE ultimate Emergency Survival Fishing Kit).
One or two people made suggestions about how it could be
improved and I incorporated them. The kit contains equipment you won’t find in
any other fishing kit … yet! No other kit contains a Trot Line or as many
weights hooks and extras.”
I have to say Mal that this really is one hell of a kit, it
is not only very comprehensive in its contents, it is very well constructed
with its eleven individually sealable compartments full of everything that you
need to catch fish, but on the box there are very useful hints and tips front
and back. Attached to the kit in a 100% water proof pouch is an A4 folded sheet
containing Equipment notes, The best places to look for fish, Bait information,
Examples of how to tie fishing knots, How to build a Trot Line, How to gut and
clean fish, Cooking fish and much more.
For this sort of money I expected a kit with a few of the
usual fishing items, you know line, hooks, and weights perhaps a float and not
much more.
In fact I was initially totally taken aback with this kits
quality and I can clearly see that it was designed with a great deal of thought
and effort by someone who wants to provide only the very best products he can.
Mal mentions in his letter that the kit contains equipment
you won’t find in other kits well I agree Mal, as I have never seen such a
range of artificial baits and lures in any kit let alone one of this size.
But you have cracked it mate with the inclusion of a fishing
net, and key ring led, snare wire, light anywhere matches, button compass,
light sticks, eye hooks, disgorger, and more, and more, and more very well
thought out items.
Although I have not yet fished with this kit I really felt
that you should know about it first. I will soon be reviewing the THE ultimate
Emergency Survival Fishing Kit and I can’t wait to catch my tea.
You can get one for yourself at www.survival-supplies.co.uk
The Mule Light
Review
What Makes UVPaqlite Products Brighter?
Glow-in-the-dark intensity (brightness) depends
on the particle size; generally, the bigger the particles, the better the
glow. Our products use patent pending large crystals of
strontium aluminate making them brighter, charge faster, and even
glow longer than other glow items available.How Do the Crystals Charge?
Strontium aluminate is a photo luminescent phosphorous material,
it absorbs photons (electromagnetic radiation) & UV rays
to charge. It does NOT require direct or indirect sunlight to charge.
It will charge well in low level indoor light conditions.

Your Eyes Should Be Adjusted to the Dark.
Our products work best when your eyes are fully adjusted to the dark
because the light diminishes over time. When your eyes are fully adjusted
to the dark a little light goes a long way.
For example the light is measured at 39,000m immediately
after charge
, 1245m at 10 minutes, and 226m at
60 minutes
.  It continues to be visible by the human eye
more than 24 hours after the initial charge. When
your eyes are adjusted to the dark, 226m -3m of light still
provides a functional light source
.You can find glow in the dark items all around: stars on the ceiling, toys,
frisbees, water bottles, stickers, clothing, and most recently emergency exit
signs. All of these products utilize different glow-in-the-dark powders to
achieve different levels of brightness and cost.
Basically, you get
what you pay for when it comes to glow in the dark. These differences can be
seen when comparing the glow in the dark items bought in a pound
shop to the glow in the dark exit signs like those installed in public
buildings, and the products we make.
What is the Mule Light? The Mule Light is a hybrid light. It combines
the brightness & efficiency of LED lights with the
reliability & simplicity of glow in the dark. The Mule Light uses
a high intensity LED flashlight & a U.V.Glostik made from enhanced glow in
the dark crystals to create this hybrid light. It is designed to
conserve battery life and reduce waste caused by disposable glow
sticks.
How does the Mule Light work? The Mule Light works in energy saving cycles:
4 second bursts of light from the flashlight every 2 or 4
minutes keeps the glow in the dark crystals at a super bright level
allowing users to maintain a glow stick illumination for 300 – 600 hours. It’s
simple…how do you keep glow in the dark at really bright level? You keep recharging
it with a light source.
How Does Hybrid Technology Conserve Battery Life? The Mule Light turns on & off in timed
intervals. Four seconds ON – turns OFF for 2 or 4 minutes. During those 2
or 4 minutes your batteries are not being drained, the lighting is coming from
the glow stick.  Read the scenario below for more understanding.
This product is mind
blowing in the way it works, it is simply the best light source I have ever
used that illuminates an area without blinding light and also attaches to any
product or bit of kit that you need to locate in the dark.
I also intend to
review this product on youtube.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We understand that night vision is very different for every person that is
why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with our
products just email us at uvpaqlite @ gmail .com

 

Rapid 2 – Two
Person Tent Review
The Rapid 2 can
accommodate up to 2 campers. It’s easy to pitch, with an umbrella action that
pulls it up in one swift move. The Rapid 2 is ideal for summer camping or
festivals. It folds down easily, fits into a backpack, and comes with an
integral groundsheet to keep you dry and warm. Buy today and start enjoying the
outdoors.
Additional Information
Color
Green
Size
Outer – 130 x 210
x 90cm (L x W x H)
Fabric
Outer – 190T
Polyester with PU coating Sewn in 120gm² Polyethylene groundsheet
Seasons
2 seasons
Fire retardant
Yes
Number of people
2
SKU
TT008
Weight
2.1600
Brand
Yellowstone
Outdoor Camping
This quick pitch
tent pitches in a matter of seconds, all you have to do is peg it down!This fast pitch tent in green comes with an impressive 2000mm hydrostatic head,
taped seams and an integrated polyethylene groundsheet – protecting you from
the elements and unpredictable British weather.This 2 person tent offers plenty of sleeping space for 2 campers and has an
easy access door and rear vent for increased ventilation – perfect for hot
weather!Supplied in a 68cm x 3cm carry case and weighs just 2.16kg.
  • 2000mm hydrostatic head and taped seams
    for waterproof protection
  • Quick pitching design, remove from the
    carry bag and peg it down
  • 2 person capacity with easy access front
    door
  • Eye-catching bright green – easy to spot
    at the camp site
  • Includes pegs for pegging the tent down
Overall I would have
to say that this inexpensive entry level tent does what it says on the tin, it
will protect you from the elements which is all you can ask for.
But it also offers
more I feel, firstly there is the ease with which it is set up literally in
seconds, there is plenty of room say for one person and kit or for two but
perhaps topping and tailing would be the order of the day.
It is not too heavy
and will pack into or onto most backpacks without a problem or could simply be
carried by hand in its carry bag.
I will soon be
reviewing this tent for my new youtube video channel so keep tuned for
information.

 

The Austrian
Pup Tent review
This army surplus
tent comes packed in two halves, to be issued to separate soldiers in the field
and it Includes all tent pegs and poles waterproof neoprene backed nylon
material and is an olive green colour.
  • The two halves button together to make 1
    tent and it was designed for 2 people to share the weight – ‘buddy system’
    each man carries half a tent each – 1 set of poles & half
    the pegs.
  • You then simply button the 2 halves
    together to make the tent and use the cord loops to peg down and then
    button the ends to close the doors
  • I think it is a great survival item and it
    is also very cheap. Its size is approx. 66 inch from pole to pole length
    and 32 inch from the pole to the tapered ends / doors
  • This tent does not include a ground
    sheet, so therefore I would use it as an A-frame shelter or a debris
    shelter and plan to use vegetation on the ground to prevent ground chill.
  • I would also recommend piling soil or
    sand around the bottom edge of the Pup tent which will help seal the base
    which will also help trap heat, the soil used will in turn leave a small
    trench which would drain off any excess rainfall which you could then
    collect if required.
I have to say that I
was impressed with it, although it is a cheap make do type of shelter it does
what it says on the tin and that is all I can ask. OK I improved it with the
soil and the vegetation base but would you not agree that everyone will improve
their shelter if they can? You can always buy a ground sheet for a few
quid but then that is even more weight to carry around.
Weighting around
1.4kgs complete it is 5′ 10″ long 4′ 7″ wide and 3’6″ tall. I do
see it as an emergency or survival shelter that would keep you dry and safe if
the need arose and when shared between two would be useable for hiking,
fishing, mountain climbing, and of course survival and prepping. Combine that with
a price of around £20 it is very easy to see the attraction in this low price
entry survival system.
At £14.99 it is
really worth a punt from http://www.fieldleisure.co.uk/

The LuminAID
Review

The LuminAID is a solar-powered, inflatable light. Charge it
on the go and inflate to create a lightweight, waterproof light.
The LuminAID Light packs flat, is highly portable, and is water-resistant. Take
it with you on your next trip or adventure to light your path ahead!
PRODUCT
LuminAID is a portable solar-powered light that packs flat and inflates to
create a lightweight lantern. Portable, lightweight and sustainable, the
LuminAID provides up to 16 hours of LED light, although ideal for recreational
use outdoors including camping, backpacking, expeditions and festivals it will
solve your emergency lighting problems when SHTF.
Hook it on your backpack to take with you on your next
adventure and use the LuminAID in a tent or as an outdoor light. The re-charge
time is 7 hours and LuminAID can be recharged up to 500 times
WEIGHT
3 ounces / 85 grams
DIMENSIONS
12.5” L x 8.5” W (when deflated)
BATTERY CYCLE LIFE
Hundreds of recharge cycles, designed to last multiple years of continuous use.
STORAGE & BATTERY FUNCTION
The LuminAID can hold a full charge for over 4 months. Before storing for an
extended period of time, it is best to make sure the battery is fully charged.
We also recommend charging every 1-2 months to keep the battery at optimum
condition.
Live
Fire Emergency Fire Starter
Live Fire is another one of the innovative products that are
made in the USA. It is a great emergency fire starting tinder that will easily
catch a spark from a Ferro rod and will burn long and hot. It is 100%
waterproof and wind resistant which makes it super reliable when you need a
fire fast!It can burn for many hours and is ideal for fire lighting and when you
have got a fire going simply shut the lid and you have it for next time. Burn
times will obviously vary on how far the lid is open and how much is burning at
any one time but from test they have achieved 27 minutes to many hours.Features:
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Lightweight
    – Sport Size: 15g – Original Size – 26g
  • Compact –
    Original Size:7.75cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
  • Adjustable
    flame size
  • Burns
    extremely hot
  • Pine
    Scented!!
  • Multibuy
    discounts factored in
​Caution should be observed as the tin can get hot when in
use.
PARACORD COILED LANYARD FOR SECURING TACTICAL KIT
REVIEW
KIT ALERT!!
This item is a WOODLAND CAMO coiled
paracord lanyard primarily used for the securing of any tactical kit you can’t
afford to lose. The coiled lanyard can be used to secure your KNIFE, TORCH,
MULTI TOOL or KEYS
directly to your person, webbing or kit belt.
The gated clasp can clip easily on to a belt loop but for
extra security or to suit a variety of personal kit it can also be clipped to
the paracord coil itself forming a loop to secure to larger webbing straps or
wider kit belts.
Contains WOODLAND CAMO paracord covered coil, Each
end has a solid 14mm spilt ring, one of which is attached to a spring gated
lobster swivel clasp for easy fastening to clothing, webbing, kit belts etc.
The lanyards length is approximately 25cm (at rest) to
100cm (fully stretched).
And delivery is FREE
When it arrived it was obvious to straight away that it was
a quality made Paracord Lanyard, and being sprung it always returns to its
original shape and length, in other words its coiled size does not stretch with
use.
To prove this I hung a plastic bag with a bag of sugar in it
from the lanyard overnight next morning all was well as it returned to its
usual coiled length. I would hazard a guess that it was not designed to have 2lbs
of weight hung from it, but it passed that test with flying colours.
So what is it designed for? Well it will attach to most bits
of survival and prepping kit, here is a list of items that could be attached to
this impressive Paracord Lanyard.
Survival Knives
Multi-Tools
Torches
Wallets
Fire lighting tools
Compass
GPS
Keys
EDC
Air Pistol
This is not of course everything but it gives you an idea
why you should buy one.
I have mine fitted to a UK Legal Carry folding knife and it
works like they were meant for each other
You can order yours here Type PARACORD COILED LANYARD into
Ebay and you will find tham at the top of the page at £6.50 from nicayu
FireDragon Gel
Fuel 250ml and 1Litre
BCB Introduce their new all-weather gel biofuel made from
UK sourced ethanol which can be used in multi-fuel outdoor cooking stoves,
barbecues as well as indoor ethanol fireplaces.
They formulated and developed the FireDragon gel
to help people who venture in the great outdoors cook their rations and boil
their brews quickly, safeguard their health, while protecting the environment.
This new  fuel is
non-toxic, non-drip and made from 100% natural ingredients including ethanol
sourced from UK grown grain stocks.  It is easy to light, burns cleanly
and research shows that it boils quicker than meths.
The FireDragon Gel fuel is an ideal companion for
all outdoor pursuits. Whether in driving rain, the freezing arctic or searing
heat, the fuel will perform in extreme conditions.
FireDragon Gel is supplied in two
sizes: 250ml and 1 L.
 Features
  • Made
    from 100 % Natural Ingredients
  • Easy
    to Light
  • Quick
    Boil
  • Non-Drip
  • Clean
    Burn
  • Colourless Flame
  • All Weather
  • Non-Toxic
  • Only
    pay postage on your first bottle
So how well does it work?
Code: CN336C
The Land Shark
How It Works
The Land Shark is constructed of a micro-thin layer of
aluminized film laminated to a resilient, composite reinforced, ripstop
material. The aluminized coating reflects up to 80% of radiated body heat. The
tightly-woven ripstop reinforcing seam construction resists tears and
punctures, even from boots and sticks. The Land Shark is completely windproof,
waterproof and acts as a vapor barrier.
Heat Retention
A micro-thin layer of aluminized film reflects up to 80% of
radiated body heat – highly effective in combating hypothermia on land or in
the water with a life vest on.
Vapor Barrier
Land Shark is completely windproof and waterproof. This
barrier prevents body oils, waste and blood from exiting the bag when used in
water.
International Orange
Land Shark’s eye-catching colour is visible to search &
rescue teams from miles away. In water, it provides more than 20 times the
visibility of a person in just a life vest.
An Instant Shelter
Simply cut a Land Shark along the seams and prop up its
sides to create an incredibly visible, waterproof shelter, which also protects
from the sun’s rays.
Features
Reversible – Orange/Camo
The International Orange colour makes an excellent emergency
signal, readily visible to search & rescue teams from great distances.
Digital Camo provides visual masking for avoiding detection.
Composite Reinforced, Ripstop Material
Strengthens Land Shark reducing punctures and tears, even
while user is wearing heavy boots.
Aluminized Film
Combats hypothermia and eliminates infrared emissions for
stealth and evasion from high-tech, body heat detection equipment. The
aluminized material is also radar reflective for search aircraft, search &
rescue teams and high speed vessels moving at night over water.
550 Paracord Drawstring
Used to create a hood or to close the shelter entirely for
maximum protection and body heat retention. In the water, the closed bag helps
prevent water ingestion in heavy seas.
Sea-Dog® Clip and Survival Whistle
Integral tether easily links multiple survivors together
during a survival situation at sea. Creates a larger target for search &
rescue teams to locate on open water, as well as a whistle to attract attention
from great distances.
Don’t get caught outside (or floating in water) without a
Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter!
“Find Shelter” are the two words that will keep you alive if
you’re stuck outdoors this winter waiting for help. Exposure can become
life-threatening hypothermia in minutes. It can start innocently enough: A
drive in the country, a walk in the woods, a backcountry ski trip or even
falling overboard on a fishing or boating trip. It could even be a common
winter experience: Your car stalls, you get lost, or snowed in.
Outdoor survival experts agree: If you’re going to
survive, you’d better find shelter FAST!
Even walking around will build up a sweat. Pretty soon
you’re shivering. Suddenly, the conditions are ripe for hypothermia – the
involuntary loss of core body heat. Windy, wet conditions, including
perspiration, can quickly turn exposure into fatal hypothermia – even in mild
temperatures. Hypothermia can kill in temperatures of 65-degrees
Fahrenheit.
Your best defense is to find shelter that’s warm, dry and
out of the wind. Survival experts also warn against building a shelter that
requires anything more than minimal effort, because it will only work up a
chilling sweat and hasten the onset of hypothermia. Stored in its water, vapor
and grease-proof vacuum sealed pouch, the ultra-lightweight Land Shark Instant
Survival Shelter measures only 6” x 8” x 1” and weighs a mere 22 oz. (0.623
kg.).
When needed, it opens to a windproof, waterproof,
heat-retaining and roomy 38” x 80” (96.52 cm x 203.2 cm) thermal cocoon that
provides full body coverage, even over heavy outerwear and boots. It then
protects you from exposure and helps you maintain a life-sustaining core body
temperature until help arrives.
So what is it like to use?

TBS Boar Folding Pocket Knife – Polished Black Micarta
– Perfect EDC Knife Review

 

OUR PRICE: £49.95
TBS Boar Folding Pocket Knife.The TBS range of knives are made from top quality European materials and are
built to last. We have selected some the best steels for the job, the highest
quality handle materials and some great leather work to bring these impeccably
made knives to the market.The Boar Folding Pocket Knife – There was such a natural progression for us by
making a folding knife and we think we have done an excellent job with the Boar.
It has some great qualities and is a perfect carry for anyone that  wants
a high quality, every day carry, pocket knifeWhen it came to the non-locking pocket knife version of the Boar we decided to
offer it exclusively in 14C28N Sandvik Steel as, quite simply, it requires
less maintenance. This is important for a knife that will be in your pocket the
vast majority of the time picking up all sorts “pocket fluff” and
salt from perspiration.
We also, quite deliberately, did not put a thumb stud (or
similar) on the EDC as this makes it a much more user friendly product in many
more Countries of the World where, to carry a knife all the time, it needs to
be a product that needs to be opened two handed. Obviously this makes it a much
more useful knife for travel but in all cases you should check local laws and
by-laws prior to visiting or purchasing in your chosen country.The blade has a full “Scandi” grind to it that is wickedly sharp
straight out of the box. There are big benefits to having a proper Scandi grind
to a knife and these are mainly to do with edge maintenance. A Scandi grind
essentially means that the whole bevel of the knife is the edge (there is no
secondary bevel) so when it comes to sharpening life is made very simple. When
sharpening you can simply place the entire knife on the stone, roll it up onto
the bevel and you will always achieve the correct angle for sharpening; MUCH
easier than a knife with a secondary bevel!Main Features:
  • 14C28N
    Sandvik Stainless – 2.5mm thick
  • 70mm
    length blade
  • 100mm
    length handle
  • Polished
    Black Micarta, Curly Birch, Matt Black Micarta, Turkish Walnut, Tiger
    Stripe Micarta (Limited Edition)
Paper Shower Review
When you need a
“shower on the go”, chances are you have been using traditional wet wipes.
While these are good for a quick wipe of your hands and part of your face, they
are not ideal for a complete body wipe.
It was these usage
limitations of wet wipes that led Dr Jim Bahcall to develop a unique concept
for “freshening up” when soap and water are not available: The Paper Shower.
Paper Shower is a unique body wipe that combines an oversized wet towelette
with an oversized dry towelette.
The wet towel is
fully saturated with specially formulated water-base solution. The wet and dry
towels are large and wet enough to provide you with a complete body wash. The
soft durable dry towelette is used to absorb any excess water, dirt and/or
sweat, leaving your skin clean and fresh.
So how do Paper
Shower body wipes stack up to traditional wet wipes?
Paper Shower
Traditional Wet
Wipe
Cleansing
Formulation
A water-base
solution with soap, skin moisturizer and very low alcohol content. This means
your skin will not become dry after usage
Contains very
little water but has a high alcohol content. This means they not only dry out
super fast when you are trying to use them but they also dry out your skin
Durability
Made of a thick
durable, yet soft, fabric which will not tear or fray during usage
Thin and easily
torn
Size
Both wet and dry
towelettes are
10″ x 12“
A typical wet wipe
is only 4″ x 6″
Uses
Paper Shower is
big and wet enough to provide a full body wash
Too small and not
wet enough for anything more than a hand and face wipe
Scents
Both Paper Shower
-Original and Fresh are unscented
Wet wipes are
typically highly scented
If you are looking
for a wipe that can wash your entire body leaving you clean and dry with no
overpowering scent then Paper Shower is the sure winner.
Combination of a Wet and Dry Towelette
Paper Shower – Original is a unique body wipe system that
leaves you clean and dry
Designed to provide you with a refreshing body wipe when on
the go when soap & water aren’t available
Wet towelette is low in alcohol to eliminate the drying out
your skin
Perfect for the traveler, commuter, camper and
hiker
. Is great for kids on the playground or when spending time at
the beach.
Towelettes Size: 10” x 12”
The Life Straw
LifeStraw has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art in the New Year and
Tate Modern in London for its unique design and has received multiple awards,
accolades and top-tier coverage worldwide.
So what is it and how does it work?
LIFESTRAW GO
LifeStraw Go is an innovative new personal water filter, which enables you too
easily and safely transform contaminated water to crystal clear drinking water.
With LifeStraw Go you no longer have to be concerned about
your local water source. LifeStraw Go can filter a minimum 1,000 litres (264
gallons), considerably more than alternative water filters.
The Go filter does not require any batteries or contain any
chemicals. Furthermore, LifeStraw Go’s filtering efficiency is unique.
The hollow fiber membrane technology allows Go to transform
even highly contaminated water into clean and safe drinking water.
SPECIFICATION
• Filters a minimum of 1,000 litres of water
• Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>6Log10 reduction)
• Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>3Log10 reduction)
• Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
• Dimensions: 235mm x 80mm
• Weight: 225 grams
• Good storage capacity – 670 ml
• Produced of high quality food grade plastics meeting the standards of US FDA
CFR
• Raw material of the bottle: Tritan (BPA free)
• Raw material of the valve: Food grade silicon
So simply put you can drink through the Life straw directly
from a contaminated water source.
You can get yours from http://www.eskimoagency.com/

 

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