LifeStraw

LifeStraw

A couple of years ago I was on a motorcycle trek through the mountains of Northern Vietnam, we had a daily allotment of water but due to the searing heat and pea-soup humidity we were going through drinking water at close to a pint an hour. Many of us ended up refilling our water supplies…

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The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent

The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent 5

The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent is something I came across a few weeks ago and immediately bought on impulse – despite the fact that I had no plans to go camping and that it’s currently the middle of winter in my part of the world. At €449 each, the Sibley 400 Deluxe certainly isn’t the cheapest tent…

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DemerBox Stereo

DemerBox Stereo 3

James Demer is a location sound mixer known for his work on films like Bowling for Columbine, Winter’s Bone and TV shows like Survivor and The Apprentice. While on location in Alaska a few years ago he needed to create a portable sound box so he took a Pelican case, a lithium-ion battery some waterproof speakers and…

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The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

We’ve talked about The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company on Silodrome before, it’s always a popular subject as we’re all prone to bouts of wanderlust and a little cabin on wheels that you can build in your backyard is the kind of thing that has broad appeal to adventurer inside all of us. The tiny houses…

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Canvas Ranger Tent by Sheridan Tent & Awning

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The Canvas Ranger Tent by Sheridan Tent & Awning has been produced in the same way since 1909, each is made from double-fill, A-grade canvas and has a large screen window with a canvas flap secured by corrosion-proof brass zipper. The poles are Douglas fir with stainless steel fittings – although you don’t necessarily need to use…

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SOL Survival Medic Kit

SOL Survival Medic Kit

Although they aren’t very rock n’ roll, medical kits are an essential carry item during almost all summer activities – especially if you have kids or clumsy friends. The kit you see here is the SOL Survival Medic Kit, it’s designed as a hybrid survival/medical kit and it measures in at just 6″ x 5″ x 1″…

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The Swag

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The Oztrail Biker Swag is a modern take on the classic Australian “swag” – a small tent designed to hold one person and not much else. These utilitarian shelters were created by Jackaroos (Australian cowboys) who needed a small, simple shelter that could be strapped to the back of their horses. As it happens, motorcyclists…

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Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife

Few things are as useful as a proper survival knife when you find yourself in trouble and you’re off the beaten trail. This knife by Morakniv has a magnesium firestarter attached to its sheath, meaning you’ll be able to light up to 7000 fires by sliding the ridged back of the blade against the firestarter –…

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Connect Tree Tent

Connect Tree Tent

The Connect Tree Tent is the latest offering from Tentsile, the original tree tent company. We’ve featured their previous creations and they’ve always been very popular – this new design is an evolution of their first tree tent, it’s designed to be useable on its own for two people or interlinked with 3 or more…

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Kaufmann Mercantile Camping Gear Giveaway

Kaufmann Mercantile Camping Collection

The Kaufmann Mercantile Camping selection for 2014 is an expansive list spread out over 3 pages, each of the curated items is individually selected by the team who place significant emphasis on handmade, high quality goods that are designed to last decades rather than months. Rather than try to feature everything in the camping section (which…

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