10 Things to Consider When Camping With the Whole Family

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An activity Australians and people worldwide love is camping. It can be enjoyed as solo outings or shared with family members. It’s remarkable spending time in the wilderness to experience nature with your loved ones.   Like any activity, every camping trip requires necessities.  Consider these 10 things when camping with your family:   1. Insect Repellant   No camping trip is complete without insect repellent. This  should be effective against:   Mosquitoes Ticks Leeches, etc.   Go for a reliable, long-lasting, water-resistant product and one that contains at least 40% DEET, such as Bushman.   2. Sunscreen   Bring …

Outdoor Adventure Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

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Outdoor adventure sports are truly a thrilling, exhilarating and incredibly fun experience. That if, you can overcome your fears and partake in them. Outdoor adventure sports come in various forms which include: • Zip lining • Ice climbing • Rock climbing • Sky diving • Paragliding • Base jumping • Bungee jumping • Extreme motor racing • Bike or car racing • Parasailing All these kinds of sports and any other extreme sports out there help strengthen your will and provide the necessary adrenaline fix especially for adrenaline junkies. They also improve camaraderie and boosts team spirit. Participants of all …

Powertraveller – without boundaries

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The thought that there was a time where the only communication adventurers and hikers had access to were radio’s and public telephones makes the whole concept of going bush like tempting fate. Radios are fine, within a certain distance, and the likelihood of public telephones to be right where you needed one was more like a miracle rather than a reality. A mirror was an essential addition to anyone going out into the wilderness to help get attention in case they were lost or for medical emergencies. And even that relied on being seen by passing cars or search helicopters. …

Hanz Waterproof Gloves and Socks have landed!

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Hanz has landed! The most popular waterproof gloves and socks in the United States have now arrived! From fishing, to kayaking or general hiking, if you anticipate wet conditions, this is the ideal product. Each sock and glove is high-pressure leak tested before it leaves the factory. * abrasion-resistant outer layer of nylon and Du Pont Lycra® spandex for durability * waterproof Moisture Vapor Transpiration (MVT) membrane lets perspiration out while preventing water from coming in * inner lining of wicking liner for moisture management * expedition-weight Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece for added warmth Sizing Chart for Hanz Waterproof Socks …

Black Diamond – Setting the Standard

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You’ve seen Black Diamond products on Adventure Survival Gear and you’ve seen them in the stores of outdoor retailers across the country, and even on-line distributers. But why are their products so in demand? Why does the brand have such a strong reputation amongst seasoned hikers and the like? Time to back-track and find out why. Known now as Black Diamond Equipment, the company’s history dates back to the late 1950s, when climber Yvon Chouinard began hand-forging pitons and selling them from the trunk of his car in Yosemite Valley, California. Chouinard’s pitons quickly gained a reputation for quality, and …

LifeStraw – Giving the world clean drinking water

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One of the products that ASG was eager to distribute when the business was created, was the LifeStraw Personal made by humanitarian organisation, Vestergaard Frandsen. These filters provide access to safe drinking water by removing disease-causing pathogens that cause waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhea in the developing world. These water borne diseases could also be caught when our water systems have the potential of failing during and after natural disasters such as flooding or earthquakes, causing water contamination. Water treatment, water filtration, water purification as well as health and hygiene are paramount in disease prevention and in …

Bob Cooper – Aussie survivalist

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Australian Survivalist Bob Cooper has had it in him since childhood. The man has not only survived six death-defying experiences – including a helicopter crash and three maydays on the ocean, but also the harshest regions of the earth. For over 30 years Bob Cooper has honed his survival skills by learning from many traditional cultures. His experiences include living with Aboriginal people in the Western Desert, sharing bushcraft abilities with the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Botswana also with the Lakota Sioux Indians in Dakota and jungle time with the Orang Asli people in Malaysia. It was his 162 …

Extreme Environments – Wet Weather FIRES

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Murphy’s Law is gonna attack your stove on a cold and wet night. And when it does, life can start to seem pretty grim, especially if the grub you’re carrying needs to be cooked to be eaten. So, rule number one: Always have some extra snack food handy so that even if you can’t cook, you can eat. And rule number two: Know how to build a fire. But building a fire in the snow is a little trickier than in the middle of summer. Here are the basics: Gather all your wood first. Organize it by piece size so …

Extreme Cold Weather Survival

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It is more difficult for you to satisfy your basic water, food and shelter needs in a cold environment than in a warm environment. Even if you have the basic requirements, you must also have adequate protective clothing and the will to survive. The will to survive is as important as the basic needs. There have been incidents when trained and well-equipped individuals have not survived cold weather situations because they lacked the will to live. Conversely, this will has sustained individuals less well-trained and equipped. Weather Survival You must not only have enough clothing to protect you from the …

Wilderness Survival

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When an outdoor accident occurs no matter how slight, or when you realize you are lost, panic is the first reaction we all must encounter and defeat before it brings on more harm. How you handle the effects brought on by panic can determine your rate of success or failure in any outdoor emergency situation. Anyone can become lost, separated or stray too far from camp as night sets in. Just remember that you have within you the ability to protect yourself. Survival is a common element in all human beings, we do it everyday in the concrete and asphalt …