Fuel Your Preparation – Food Review

We recently got a box of freeze dried foods from a marketing company representing Fuel Yo  ur Preparation. I had a few of them last summer and I remember really enjoying their sweet 

and sour chicken with rice (so I’m gutted that wasn’t in there) but there are plenty of foods in this 5 day kit to keep me and Gav fat on a weekend hike. Although I knew from the start I wouldn’t like every meal as I am a fussy eater with certain things. I can at least give an honest opinion on meals I would/should like and the rest, well, let’s just say I know how to make Gav ‘choose’ the ones I don’t like so that I can actually have the ones I do.

First I w Continue reading Fuel Your Preparation – Food Review


MecArmy PT26 Review

  MecArmy PT26 Review

It comes with a carry pouch that has a belt loop and D ring on the back and a premium looking soft wrist lanyard. I don’t know if all of these come withMecArmy PT26 Review the 26650 battery but mine did which gives it the most power and lifespan on a single charge and it also came with a plastic sleeve for the smaller 18650 batteries. There is also a small USB cable for charging and 2 spare O-rings to keep your torch water-tight.

The torch itself is quite short but chunky and  I would prefer it to be an inch longer and then it would be perfect but it is still comfortable to hold and the diamond grip helps give you some extra grip. Its IPx8 rated so it should withstand being submerged below 1m although I haven’t found any information regarding maximum depth or len Continue reading MecArmy PT26 Review

Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E. Cyclone Hydration Pack Review

So after using the it for a couple of months I am finally ready to do the Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E. Cyclone Hydration Pack Review. First things first, I would like to get the specifications and jargon out of the way:


  • Constructed of 1000 denier nylon with reinforced stitching

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  • Includes 100-oz. BLACKHAWK!® ™ hydration reservoir
  • Drink system protected by Microban® antimicrobial technology
  • Bite Me® bite valve and patent-pending quick-disconnect system
  • High-quality YKK® zippers and easy-grip pull tabs
  • Multiple Continue reading Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E. Cyclone Hydration Pack Review

Power Bank Camping Light Review

  Power Bank Camping Light Review

Power Bank Camping Light ReviewSo I recently got my hands on this little lantern from Planet Camping in the UK. It’s the first lantern I have bought in the last 15-20 years since my wind up lantern eventually gave in so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I figured It would be large and heavy and only last a few hours on some giant battery but I was hugely mistaken. It’s fist sized, and rather light, which makes it great for keeping in my pack. It’s probably about half the height of a fizzy drinks can and a little bit wider. I have camped a few times and taken this with me now and I usually forget that I have it because it’s so compact. It also comes with a hook to hang in a tent or from a branch and as for the rest of the construction it feels very well m Continue reading Power Bank Camping Light Review

Kizlyar Supreme Corsair Review

Kizlyar Supreme Corsair Review
Kizlyar Supreme Corsair ReviewWell Kizlyar haven’t been on my radar for very long and they probably haven’t been on yours either, as they have only been going for about 6 years but, they already have an impressive array of blades available all over the world. The thing is that it doesn’t take long with determination and skill to get recognised in the knife industry and Kizlyar have been pushing some good knives out over the last few years. this is the first knife I’ve had by them, and its one of their cheaper blades, but it’s a good indication of a company to see what their lesser models can offer customers. In this I think Kizlyar have done well as I’ve held knives in this price range and above that just don’t have the quality that th Continue reading Kizlyar Supreme Corsair Review

How To Build An Ultimate DIY Survival Tin

Whether you’re going on a lengthy bike ride, a hike, hunting trip or just a week or two of camping, having the right survival kits on hand can mean the difference between surviving or perishing if you get caught in a truly disastrous situation. So with that in mind, here are a few suggestions on what to consider when building a Ultimate DIY Survival Tin and you’ll be surprised at just how useful they can be!


Ultimate DIY Survival Tin

Remember that this is just a compact kit so you want to keep it the essentials based on your chosen endeavour. Start with a good tin that is water-tight and of an adequate size for your adventure.

Medical Supply’s

One of the most essential items yo Continue reading How To Build An Ultimate DIY Survival Tin

EcoZoom Versa Review

EcoZoom Versa Review

EcoZoom Versa ReviewBefore I go into the cooking capabilities of this device I first want to talk about its design and quality. For the price, I have come across devices that cook similarly but are in no way a comparison to this. It reminds me of the wood burning arga I had at my old old farm. Heavy duty, robust and rustically beautiful. The latch design on the air and wood feeding doors is simple and perfectly natural looking for the overall design.  Its double walled and thermally insulated to prevent the exterior becoming blindingly hot with a ceramic ember catcher that also feeds air up into the stove. I believe it has a cast iron top which is just another way this stove stands out. Most would likely be aluminium to save weight and cost, but Ecozoom really w Continue reading EcoZoom Versa Review