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Simple Items That Might Save Your Life First Aid Kit

On a warm spring day in Assynt, Gail Donaldson could have gone ultra-light and barely equipped. But when a surprise slip left her incapacitated, alone, and out of mobile signal, she was glad to have packed with accidents in mind. Her first aid kit proved invaluable.


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Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Map and Compass

These days pretty much everyone uses a phone to navigate, but while they offer advantages, gadgets also have limits. The simple map and compass should still form the mainstay of your navigation, says Ben Gibson, Mountain Safety Advisor for Moun...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Headtorch

Negotiating complex ground in the dark can be tricky, and you won't get far if you can't even see. A headtorch is a key essential on the hills, a small but vital bit of kit that's equally necessary for walkers and climbers. Many of us will have...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Group Shelter

On a cold and stormy Ben Nevis, a humble bothy bag proves to be the most useful thing in Dan Bailey's rucksack. Here's why you should always have one on the hills.

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Spare Warm Jacket

"Had my leg break been so severe that I could not stand, I would quickly have been in dire trouble. I was...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Whistle

Though it weighs just a few grams, costs peanuts, and fits unnoticed in your pocket, a humble whistle could be one of...

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In this video, Matt Cooper from The Mountaineering Company runs through a simple and effective way of abseiling that can be used in a...

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From Christmas cake to cold brussel sprouts, Fliss Freeborn and friends hill-test seasonal treats and leftovers. Which...

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