Monthly Archives: August 2017

LED Lenser P7.2 Professional Torch

One of the most essential pieces of equipment you need when you are camping in the woods or out in a remote location is a good quality torch. A torch can be a lifesaver, it can help you signal for help if you find yourself in a difficult situation and it can give you piece of mind when you are in a remote location on your own in the dark.

The first time I went on a solo camp to the woods, I had a tiny lamp to hang under the tarp, but I hadn’t considered all the strange noises that hear at night. It was a very long night as I had no way of looking around the area to see if anything had snuck into my camp, of course nothing had. It wasn’t long after that I purchased my first good quality torch. I researched the Led Lenser P7.2 Professional thoroughly before making it my my choice.  This torch is very robust and is often used by the military and police services due it’s tough reputation. The Led Lenser P7.2 is also waterproof making it a good choice for hiking in wet conditions, or use in heavy rain.

The Led Lenser P7.2 Professional  uses four aaa batteries, so they are readily available at most local shops if you find yourself short. I always carry a spare set in the top compartment of my rucksack, just in case. The batteries do seem to last a good while. Two things I really like about this torch are the bright beam at around 320 lumens and the beam focus slider which takes the beam from wide to a tight focused circle.

I have my P7.2 for about four years now and it has had some punishment over the years, but to look at it you wouldn’t think so. It still looks in almost new condition. I can definitely confirm that this torch lives up to it’s rugged reputation. This torch is currently on sale, see the latest price in the link below. I have had a lot of other torches and none of them have lasted as long as my P7.2 Pro.

If you decide to purchase the Led Lenser P7.2 Professional you will not be disappointed. It is another one of my core pieces of equipment and it is cheaper than you might expect for a professional quality torch.

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Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife

I first got interested in Survival and Bushcraft through watching Ray Mears on the TV. I never thought I would get the opportunity to get involved in these kind of activities until I saw some Youtube channels of other people out and about doing their own kinds of Bushcraft and Wild Camping videos. Naturally, I thought to myself, if they can do it then why can’t I. The initial problem for me is that I didn’t have any equipment or spare money to buy any equipment.

The very first piece of equipment that I did purchased was a Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife. The reason i chose this model was because it came with a saw blade and scissors and tweezers plus two cutting blades and a range of other tools, plus it was relatively cheap. I found the saw to be quite decent at cutting through smallish pieces of wood and the tweezers are ideal for removing splinters and thorns from fingers and hands. The knife blades on the Victorinox Huntsman came razor sharp and while they are thin they are useful for shaving wood and cutting string and cordage.

The Swiss Army knife is one of the very few knives that it is legal to carry in the UK so it’s a very handy knife to keep in your jacket pocket as an emergency backup. I have been using my Victorinox Huntsman for years know and it is still as good as new and as sharp as the day I got it.

When I go wild camping this is the only knife I take and it has saved me on more than one occasion when I have had to make emergency guy lines, and once when a shoulder strap snapped on my backpack in the Lake District i had to cut slots in the pack to make a temporary strap repair, I would have been in trouble without this little knife.

Everyone that heads outdoors for Camping or Bushcraft should have a Swiss Army Knife as an emergency backup and I can highly recommend the Huntsman, it’s still one of my favorite knives and is much loved even though I now have a selection of hand made custom knives.

Have a look at the reviews for the Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife on Amazon and you will see that hundreds of other people also think this is a five star knife. If you are considering buying a Huntsman now is a great time as they are currently on sale so you can grab one for the same price I paid over five years ago.

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Tried and Tested

Over the past few years I have continued to improve my outdoor equipment and as a result I have used a lot of different options. When I first started out I had very basic equipment and now I have finally acquired some of the best equipment available. In this section I will show some of the equipment that I highly recommend, equipment that has been tried and tested.

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