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What 3 Words App

May 052019

This fantastic app has now been introduced to Police, Fire & rescue services

Addressing the world
what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map. It can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code.

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Highlander Blade Fastboil MK2

May 052019

Another strong contender for the Jetboil The Highlander Blade Fastboil MK2

Available from Outdoor Gear for £49.99 - Link To site

 

 

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With an improved pot design and two pot sleeves, this Highlander Blade 1.1 Litre Fast Boil MKII Stove with Heat Transmitter is sure to be even more popular than its predecessor!

The mark one version was really popular here at Outdoorgear, and just like its counterpart, this is a fantastic lightweight stove that has an incredibly efficient lock into place heat exchange and lightweight cup, which has had an improved design so all contents fit snugly into the main body to restrict movement and noise, making this stove system extremely efficient on gas usage ideal for your next solo backpacking expedition!

If you are a keen lightweight backpacker or even if you are just planning your first soloist adventure then it is worth looking at this Blade Cooking System as it offers an excellent value for money solution for being able to quickly and easily boil water for your much needed cuppa or for rehydrating your expedition meal!

The cup size on the Blade Stove has a capacity of 1.1Litres and has 300, 600 and 900ml scales marked on the inside so that you can easily measure and boil the correct amount of water that you need! The hard anodised cup makes it much more durable than traditional aluminium construction while keeping it ultra-lightweight too.

The two body sleeves will keep the contents of the cup warm or cold by providing an extra protective barrier and the silicone fold away butterfly handles are sturdy and make lifting the cup nice and easy.

The Blade Fast Boil Stove is quick and easy to set up, simply lock the heat exchange into place with one twist, screw the gas canister (not included) into place and then press the self-igniter and there you have a powerful, compact and sturdy stove! There is also an adjustable control valve to control the level of heat making this a fantastic value backpacking stove ideal for your next trek!

Fits standard screw valve gas cartridges (e.g. c250). Please be advised that the gas is not included!

Capacity: 1.1 Litre
Firm closing soft TPE material lid with vent/strainer holes and drink through hole
Hard anodised aluminium construction which all contents fit inside
300, 600 and 900ml scale marks
Durable lightweight food grade construction
Butterfly design silicone covered handles
2 x stay warm/cool body sleeves included (one black and one camo)
Heat transmitter for increased heat efficiency
Adjustable control valve
Locking into place burner unit
One press piezo igniter
Able to store a Highlander 100g cartridge (not included)
Stabiliser included to create a stable cooking platform
Drawstring carry bag included
Size: 16 x 12 x 12cm
Weight: 550g (approx.)
Highlander Blade Fastboil MK II Stove

Direct 4x4's Shower Room

May 052019

Similar to the Quick Pitch En Suite this is Direct 4x4's cheaper version at only £199.99

Link to website

Ever needed some privacy when out on a camping expedition? Shower, change clothes or use the lavatory in private with this very convenient Expedition Fold-out Shower Privacy Tent. Made from premium quality materials throughout and designed to be easy to fit and use, this is an essential piece of kit for regular campers and nature travellers.

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Anysecu's new 4G W2 radio

May 052019

Following on from the success of the Anysecu 3G W2 Network radio, they will soon be relasing the W2 4G. This includes many bug fixes in the firmware and a new style microphone.

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QUECHUA Camping Solar Pressure Shower

Apr 282019

QUECHUA Camping Solar Pressure Shower

Available from Decathalon for £34.99 - See website for details 


Designed for Campers and hikers who want to take a shower outdoors. Thanks to a pump system to put the water under pressure, you don't need to hang your solar shower. Enjoy a real shower like at home.


Ease of use No need to hang the shower: the water is under pressure.

Capacity 8 litres

Stop/start button on the shower head to prevent waste.

Compact design Compact, easy folding for storage in a cover (included)

Lightweight Weight: 900 g. Stable with a rigid bottom.

Optimum temperature Temperature indicator from 30 to 40C

Guarantee : 2 Years

Ease of use: No need to hang the shower: the water is under pressure.
Capacity: 8 litresStop/start button on the shower head to prevent waste.
Compact design: Compact, easy folding for storage in a cover (included)
Lightweight: Weight: 900 g. Stable with a rigid bottom.
Optimum temperature: Temperature indicator from 30 to 40 degrees C

 

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