If the drab grey concrete of the city is getting you down, you’re planning on packing up your vehicle and heading out into greener surrounds, then half of the fun – alright, maybe not half, but definitely at least a tenth – is in the packing and prepping of your off road survival kit.
Your exact kit list will of course depend on the length of your intended trip and the climate and terrain you plan to cover. But there are a good few items that no one should be without.
Before you start, think about how much space you want to dedicate to your survival kit. Too big and you end up with half a repair shop and the pharmacy section of Boots in your pack. Too small and you may find yourself lost in the wilderness trying desperately to remember what it was Bear Grylls said about escaping from bears.
Ever take mineral water with you when walking or trekking? I do all the time. Mix it with apple juice, add a dash of salt and you’ve the cheapest energy drink ever! With this in mind SIGG has devised the Active Top and I’ve reviewed to see if it can handle the fizz.
SIGG, if you didn’t know, make the aluminium bottles favoured by explorers. Easily identified by their ‘loop’ cap and high-shouldered shape, they are seen in the sleds on polar expeditions as well as found in the side pouches of many a weekend wanderer.
But putting any fizzy drink into a drink’s bottle always creates the same problem: the fizz. So let’s see what the company has done with the Active Top.
Of all the adventure sports gear on the market, you can guarantee either a penknife or multitool will top a traveller’s packing list every time. And considering the range of blades, saws, punches and drives now included in the top models, you can see why.
While not ideal for carving out the hull of a canoe or cutting your way through the jungles of Sarawak, a good model is as much a survival tool as it is an executive nail file.
Here’s what to look for when buying and some help in deciding whether you need a penknife or multitool.
An adventure holiday is a great way to get away from it all, experience something new and challenge yourself physically. It can also be a daunting prospect if it’s something you’ve not done before, especially if you know that your general fitness is not that great.
Running is one of the best ways to get fit: It improves your overall fitness quickly and effectively, and is weight bearing, helping to strengthen bones and build muscle.
It’s important to be in good shape before you go – otherwise you might find yourself struggling to keep up, dealing with constantly aching muscles and risking injury. Here’s how running can help you get up to speed before your holiday.
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