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Survival and Camping

A slightly mixed bag, comprising the things you might take anywhere, in case of injury or immobilisation; but also those items that you might want if you’re intentionally spending more time underground, from a night to a fortnight. We have not included the obviously vital kit that outdoors warehouses can provide at very low prices; but we have a few cave specific items not available elsewhere, plus a couple of choice items which are, but which might be missed as an optimal choice among a plethora of alternatives! Image is of cavers really, really needing their underground camp.

Medium Sized Spork 
£3.60

Medium Sized Spork

Everyone knows that a small, very tough, piece of cutlery has its place in a serious survival kit (unless your only emergency food is soup, you need something for putting food in you neatly; knives are unduly sharp and eating with a jammer is just ugly). What people don’t realise is that a normal sized spork doesn’t reach to the bottom of a tin or generic-noodles-in-a-pot. This leads to hands coated in gunk, grit in your food, and a general sense of ‘surely I’m worth more than this?’ All of which can be avoided by choosing the sensibly sized product which you find here.
Fairshare 2 Mug 
£12.00

Fairshare 2 Mug

Pretty unbreakable, lidded, insulated handled mug. A good system for intentional living underground is to have a pan or kettle for boiling water, while you eat out of a different utensil. The Fairshare is big enough to hold a plastic bag full of couscous or noodles securely, so you can eat with an element of comfort without actually having to wash anything up - good for hygiene and also a water-saver. Also, being big, it encourages you to drink more which is very good if one is living underground for any length of time, dehydration being a coctant an insidious problem, especially in cold caves where proper hydration takes a bit more effort. Capacity 1 litre, dimensions 12cm by 12cm. Weight around 600g.
MTDE Survival Candle 
£8.40

MTDE Survival Candle

Long life candle for providing light and, mainly, heat underground in a situation where a caver is immobile for some time. The candle has three wicks. If burnt all at once they provide most heat and last around twelve hours; if used one at a time, the candle will last thirty-six hours (with care). It comes with a book of matches but clearly a lighter is a better bet in a damp environment! Works well as part of a lightweight survival kit, teamed with a small group shelter of the MTDE Survival Poncho. Weight 230g, dimensions 3cm by 10cm.
Swedish Firesteel 
£8.40

Swedish Firesteel

MTDE Survival Poncho 
£45.00

MTDE Survival Poncho

Lightweight, compact, and reusable survival garment, whose key advantage over the survival bag or group shelter is that multiples can be combined to make larger single shelters. This is achieved by intelligent design and placement of Velcro patches. it works as a poncho, as a cape, or as a 'want to get away from it all' shelter, as shown! The advantage of a team using these items is that an individual stranded has enough space for themselves, without carrying extra bulk or having a shelter too big for one person to warm effectively. However, if a team is immobilised then a big-enough single shelter can also be created. The fact that different numbers of these ponchos can be combined to create a different size of shelter also increases the systems flexibility, helpful in coping with limited or oddly-shaped bivouac space. For this reason they are also a useful component in emergency grab-bags, although their greatest benefit arises if they are carried as standard by individual team...



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