BioLite CampStove 2

BioLite CampStove 2

BioLite CampStove 2

The BioLite CampStove is now in its 2nd incarnation and it boasts several major improvements. The BioLite Campstove is a Portable Wood Burning stove that creates smokeless flames whilst generating usable energy through its Integrated 2600 mAh battery that is recharged as you use the . This allows you to charge your USB devices (such as Phones and Torches) as the Stove is in use or even when the stove is not in use.

The award-winning BioLite CampStove’s latest upgrade features 50% more power thanks to improved thermoelectrics, an integrated 2600 mAH battery, and an updated LED dashboard for improved control and feedback. Burning only wood, the CampStove 2’s fan creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals and boil water in minutes while turning its heat into usable electricity. Compatible with the KettlePot and Portable Grill, cook up wood-fired meals and charge devices using only the sticks around you.  CampStove 2 is an ideal solution for your bug out Bag, Get Home Bag or Camping trip, providing a truly portable kitchen.

Integrated 2600 mAh battery

The Integrated 2600 mAh battery can also be charged before you head out via any standard wall outlet or by simply using the BioLite Campstove 

Updated LED interface

The BioLite CampStoves updated LED interface provides real-time feedback showing Fire Strength, Fan Speed, and Power Available.

 

BioLite Campstove 2 Bundle

BioLite Campstove 2 Bundle

We strongly suggest the extra investment by purchasing the BioLite Campstove 2 Bundle.

The Bundle comprises of the CampStove itself, a Stainless Jug / Kettle, an LED light and a Grill.

The CampStove nests inside the Stainless Jug for a nice compact and portable solution. The Grill is a little large, but it is lightweight and has a removable cap allowing you to top up your firewood whilst the Grill is in use.

The Grill is a little large and Bulky, but it is lightweight. and has a removable cap allowing you to top up your firewood whilst the Grill is in use.

The Grill incorporates a handy removable cap allowing you to top up your firewood whilst the Grill is in use.

Features at a Glance:

  • On-Board Battery – Integrated 2600 mAh battery charges devices with or without a live fire
  • Smart LED Dashboard gives you real time feedback on fire strength, power output, and fan speed settings
  • USB Charge Out With 50% More Power than our previous bundle – updated thermoelectrics creates, even more, electricity from the fire.
  • Lightweight aluminum legs fold up for nested portability
  • Steel Grill Grate fits up to four burgers or six hot dogs
  • Weight – 2.06 lbs (935g)
  • Dimensions – Packed: 5.0″ x 7.91″ (127mm x 201mm)
  • Micro USB charge-in; USB charge out

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Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

The design of the Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack is exactly what you need to ensure that you always feel prepared and ready! The super high quality of construction, materials, and specifications ensure the bag will always perform at top level and be ready to support you in a full range of occasions and needs. featuring a well padded and ergonomic support/fastening system the Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack is sure to make spreading the load and long treks easier with constant comfort and a well-positioned load. Finished with a full range of storage pockets, YKK zips and a durable water repellent coating (DWR) making it the perfect Bug out Bag.

The Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 is a favourite with Serving Members of the British Armed forces. It is highly robust and has great expandability options thanks to a number of PCLE Pocket options and the abundance of MOLLE / PALS webbing.

My only gripe with this amazing Backpack is the number of loose straps, but this can easily be remedied using strap ties or ranger bands.

 

Features at a Glance:

  • Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack
  • 45 litres
  • S-shaped shoulder harness
  • Compatible with side pockets
  • Zipped lid compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Rotproof thread
  • Reinforced with bartacks
  • DWR
  • YKK zips
  • Fully adjustable
  • Ergonomic fit

If you are interesting in Purchasing the Karrimor Predator or another Backpack from the SF range I find the best prices are usually found from buying directly from Karrimor

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BUCK 112 Ranger

BUCK 112 Ranger

BUCK 112 Ranger

It all began with the . The 110 could be found on a lot of sailor’s belts in the Navy. One day, a couple of soldiers got into a fight and the 110 Folding Hunter was used. As a result, the captain issued a decree that knives carried could not have a blade length of a certain size. The 110 ended up being too long, so Buck Knives took the initiative and created the Ranger, a smaller version of the 110. The BUCK 112 Ranger proved to be just as popular as its big brother establishing itself as another traditional favorite.

As a kid, I was happy beyond belief when I spent my hard earned pocket money and purchased a cheap Chinese copy of the BUCK 112 Ranger and to its credit, it did perform relatively well for a number of years until the Lock system snapped. I think it can still be found in one of my Fathers sheds somewhere. It wasn’t until I treated myself many many years later to the real thing did I fully understand just how beautiful these folding pocket knives really are.

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of BUCK knives, the BUCK 112 ranger is copied and the cheap copies often end up on Amazon and eBay posing as the genuine article. ALWAYS buy from a reputable dealer and double check all reviews before parting with your hard earned cash. The quality, workmanship, and finish on the originals far surpass all the wannabe copies.

The BUCK 112 Ranger as an EDC Knife

I recently started to carry my BUCK 112 Ranger as my EDC Knife. As I get older and wiser, I now appreciate the tried and tested old school gentlemen classics more than the newer Tactical Knives many people now use. Despite being a bit heavier and larger than many EDC Knives and not being a one hand opener, I just love knowing I have this magnificent folder on my belt or in my pocket every day.

BUCK 112 Ranger features at a Glance:

Blade shape: Clip
Blade length: 3″ (7.6 cm)
Weight: 5.6 oz. (159.4 g)
Handle: Dymondwood
Carry System: Sheath
Origin: Made In The USA
Guarantee: Comes with BUCKs forever warranty.

Custom Options are also available from the official BUCK website: https://www.buckknives.com

Converting your BUCK 112 Ranger to one hand opening for EDC

Though I have not yet tried this myself, I am tempted to find an older BUCK 112 Ranger at my next car boot sale and attempt this upgrade myself:

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Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

I have long been a fan of the Zippo Lighter and I have been carrying one daily for a number of years, however, for EDC use, the Zippo Lighter is far from ideal! Recently I came across the Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter. The Tohil was designed to give you a compact, well-made, long-lasting fire-starting tool.

An outstanding improvement to the peanut lighter. The Numyth Tohil lighter is the perfect EDC Lighter, Small, and Light it fits easily onto your key ring.The lighter body is CNC machined from high-end aluminum alloy and Type III hard anodized for a durable, attractive finish in your choice of ember orange or black.

Unlike most Peanut style lighters, such as the True Utility Peanut lighter, Candle Mode is possible using the Numyth Tohil EDC lighter due to the flat bottom.

An o-ring seals the opening of the body, giving you watertight construction and keeping the lighter fluid from drying out while in your pocket or pack. This enables the lighter to hold its fluid for up to 3 months, unlike the Zippo lighters where your fluid will evaporate after 3 days. If you buy the Numyth Tohil from new, they include 2 spare replacement O Rings (just incase).Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

The striker Mechanism fits snuggly into the Aluminum housing and can’t simply fall out or rattle around when the top is not fitted. The striker mechanism is held in place by a little bump but will simply lift out with a gentle pull.

The Numyth Tohil also uses standard Zippo Flints and Fluid so maintenance is very easy and cheap as Zippo parts are readily available Worldwide.

An oversized lanyard/keyring attachment point on the cap allows for secure attachment using a wide variety of attachment methods.

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter Dimensions and Weight:

  • 5.58cm (2.2″) tall
  • 2.10cm (0.83″) wide
  • Weighs 1.4oz (39.6g)

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter at a Glance:

  • Four flats machined on sides to increase grip when removing cap
  • Replaceable flint and wick (uses standard Zippo flint and wick)
  • O-ring sealed to prevent water from entering and fluid from drying out
  • Flat bottom allowing for tail standing / Candle mode
  • Uses standard lighter fluid.

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Self Defence from Gerber

Self Defence from Gerber

3 Great Self Defence items from Gerber

Prepping and Survival Guide looks at the TOP 3 products for Self Defence from Gerber.

3. GDC Money Clip – http://amzn.to/2sYgEHM

2. Ghost Strike Fixed Blade – http://amzn.to/2ubu9E6

1. Impromptu Tactical Pen – http://amzn.to/2tSSICo

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Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

I have owned my Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife for over 17 years and it comes everywhere with me. My Swiss Army Spartan has been part of my EDC since before I even knew what EDC was ! There is little wonder as to why this little pocket knife is so popular with people all over world.

Who is the Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife for ?

Basically ! everybody … this Medium sized Pocket Knife covers most of the basic functions needed by your average hiker, camper or person with a love of the outdoors. When you hear the words “Swiss Army Knife“, chances are you think of the Spartan pocket knife! This is the pocket knife that started it all. The one that helped people all around the world to get the job done.

Buy the Swiss Army Spartan

Incredible Acceptability

One thing that has always amazed me is just how acceptable the Swiss Army Knife Range is in Public ! I mean, you can produce a Swiss Army Knife in most places and nobody seems to bat an eyelid ! Infact most people like to inspect your Swiss Army Knife ! whereas if you produce something like a Buck or Spyderco folding knife, people look at you as if you are some form of mass murderer !

The Swiss Army Spartan is currently available in 6 Colours:

Build Quality

As mentioned, I have owned my Swiss Army Spartan for over 17 years now and it still looks in amazing condition (despite being carried and used on a daily basis). I have never heard any bad reviews on anything from Victorinox produce (though you must always be weary of cheap copies found in Markets).

Tools

  1. blade, large
  2. blade, small
  3. can opener
  4. screwdriver 3 mm
  5. bottle opener
  6. screwdriver 6 mm
  7. wire stripper
  8. reamer, punch and sewing awl
  9. corkscrew
  10. toothpick
  11. tweezers
  12. key ring

Specifics

Net Weight: 59g

Scale Material: ABS / Cellidor

Size (folded): 91mm

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