A selection of our guides to help you make informed decisions before you purchase
A first aid kit is only useful if it contains items that you might need and are confident in using. Think about your trip and what might realistically go wrong. Play around with the kit before you leave rather than try and use something for the first time in an emergency. You're going to have to carry it, so size and weight are important.
A non-chemical way of making water safe that uses the power of ultraviolet light to destroy microorganisms by scrambling their DNA, rendering them unable to reproduce so they can't make you ill. It works against all micro-organisms including the viruses that some filtration methods can’t remove.
Mosquitos are attracted to the chemicals that you secrete from your skin and some people are more attractive than others. Insect repellents do not actually repel the mosquito but create a vapour barrier that confuses them and makes you more difficult to locate. You only need apply it to exposed skin - there really is no point applying it under clothing.
Enjoying the outdoors doesn't have to mean cold, sleepless nights sleeping on the hard ground and luxury is no longer a Karrimat! Therm-a-rest have developed lightweight, inflatable mattresses that incorporate technology to capture your body heat and reduce convective heat loss for a warmer, more comfortable night's sleep.