So 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
Well 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
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!
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.
Before 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
I have here the hybrid Petzl Tactikka head-torch. It’s called hybrid as it is compatible with both standard AAA batteries and the Petzl Core battery. I must confess I don’t know what sort of difference the Core battery will provide in terms of brightness or length of burn time. I can however tell you that the core battery is rechargeable via a micro-USB built into the battery itself and it takes approximately 3 hours to charge.
I normally hate head torches with a passion and I’ve never bought one but, I was given some as a child and I always found it uncomfortable and bulky. Things have changed since I was a child though. Light bulbs have gotten smaller and brighter. Batteries last longer. The array of functions such as brightness, strobe and S.O.S signalling has Continue reading Petzl Tactikka Review
Well at first glance it looks like its a very high priced collectors knife but, it is meant to be a full on combat knife based on the ‘SFK'(Special Forces Knife) tag. It’s a modern take on the Fairbairn-Sykes and while I doubt it will ever find it’s way into the British military’s standard issue kit, it certainly has some appeal. The UK-SFK is obviously not going to be a general purpose blade for the average joe, but as a combat blade it’s going to perform as well as any other blade out there or better.
The sheath is some sort of injection molded plastic and is rather square and unattractive. It comes with a few different sized mounting brackets (I assume for molle body armour), although it lacks any sort of tra Continue reading Blackhawk UK-SFK Review