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Orienteering Compass – Must Have and Nice to Have Features

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In any SHTF scenario the need for map reading skills and an orienteering compass is absolutely necessary.

The tools needed are a good quality map and a good quality orienteering compass.

Now you might say, forget all that I’ve got a GPS receiver and Siri. Not so when the batteries are flat. Remember the rule of survival – never trust your life to a battery, right? Continue reading Orienteering Compass – Must Have and Nice to Have Features

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Keychain Flashlights Torches an EDC With Style Necessity

Keychain flashlights torches are getting smaller and lighter. Gone are the days filament bulbs and Ever Ready Lantern Batteries.

With LEDs as the light source and vastly improved battery technologies, miniature flashlights can light up an area quite nicely, thank you.

And what a wide selection available. So here my top 7 picks for my ‘Every Day Carry Pouch’.

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Emergency Sleeping Bag from Survival Frog

TACT Bivvy Emergency Sleeping Bag from Survival Frog must be the lightest emergency sleeping bag on the market today.

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When rolled up it slips into its own carry bag that can fit into the palm of your hand and weighs just an incredible 6.2 ounces. Which means it doesn’t take up much room in your bugout bag, vehicle glove box, or even your kitchen drawer.

When unrolled it is three feet wide and a full seven foot in length. Long enough for most people to snuggle up inside and wrap it around their shoulders and even covering their heads providing protection for the whole body against the most extreme weather conditions.

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Harrington Jackets : All-rounders But Not For All Seasons

Harrington Jackets are quintessential of all casual jackets. Originally manufactured by Baracuta of Manchester England way back in 1937 and officially called the Baracuta G9.

The Baracuta G9 has built a solid following being worn by James Dean, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and even James Bond, Daniel Craig.

The Baracuta G9 is affectionally called the “Harrington Jacket” from a character in the 1960’s soap opera Peyton Place, namely Rodney Harrington.

The Harrington Jacket become popular in the UK among the Mods and Skinheads of the 1960’s often worn with Fred Perry or Ben Sherman shirts.

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Mens Gilets

Mens gilets are body warmers. More or less. The gilet is usually more tight-fitting, quite thin and a fashion statement. While a body warmer is usually padded and made from quilted fabric.

Gilets originated from France during the 19th Century and worn more for fashion than warmth. The question is “Is it hard or soft?” The “G” that is. Is it pronounced “Geelay” or “Jeelay”?

The modern men’s gilet is a sleeveless jacket worn on the outside or the inside, made from modern fabrics designed not only to keep the body warm but also as a practical and functional item of clothing

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