Outdoor Quotes: (Travel)

When  preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then  take half the clothes and twice the money.

Susan Heller

Hunter Jacket

Binding: Misc.
Brand: Jack Pyke
Studio: Jack Pyke
Label: Jack Pyke
Publisher: Jack Pyke
Manufacturer: Jack Pyke
List Price: £63.95
Price: £63.95
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Features:
  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Adjustable and detachable emergency hood hidden in collar
  • Two hand warmer chest pockets & two bellows pockets complete with cartridge holders
  • One internal chest pocket & hook and loop cuffs
  • Fold out attached waterproof seat flap

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Product Description: Jack Pyke Hunters Jacket is a lightweight and practical hunting jacket made with soft and silent Breatha-Tex stealth fabric. Waterproof and breathable, this comfortable jacket comes with an outer layer made of brushed tricot polyester with a laminated membrane, and brushed mesh polyester and taffeta lining. Its generous fit allows room for additional layers to be worn underneath and it features a adjustable and detachable waterproof emergency hood folded inside the high collar. It also has a press-stud storm flap over the full front two-way zipper closing for extra protection against elements, attached fold out waterproof seat flap at the lower back, elasticated shrouds at both wrists and secure hook and loop cuffs for even more protection. Moreover, there are two hand warmer pockets on the chest, one inner chest pocket and two large bellows side pockets with press stud storm flaps and useful cartridge holders inside. Perfect for hunting, fishing, wildlife photography and general outdoor wear.


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Signal Mirrors

Signal Mirrors

A signal mirror should be an essential part of any survival kit. One of the five essentials for outdoor survival is a signalling device.

Survival experts worldwide agree that anyone who engages in any remote outdoor activity should carry a signal mirror and a whistle.

U.S. military survival training experts rate the signal mirror second only to the radio or telephone for seeking help. Every military survival kit is required to include a signal mirror, and all personnel are trained to use one.

Unfortunately, the majority of the general public possesses only limited understanding of the value of a signal mirror and its ability to save their life.

Three men stranded on a frozen pinnacle of ice were rescued after a passing ship noticed a flash on the distant horizon - a flash from a signal mirror hanging from an unconscious man's neck. This story demonstrates that you should never underestimate the value of a signalling device.

With a flash that can be seen for up to 100 miles, the signal mirror has been called the most underrated tool in a survival kit.

Making your own Signal Mirror

If you make up your own emergency survival kit and store it in a 2 oz tobacco tin, you can polish the inside of the lid of the tin to make it reflective. There are many Combat Survival Kits available that are contained in a similar type of tin, so you could use the lid of one of these.

Of course, this would not be good enough to use as a mirror for shaving, inserting contact lenses, or applying makeup or camouflage. The Web-tex Combat Survival Kit is in a plastic box with a mirror in the lid.

Long Distance Visibility

Signal flashes can and may be seen even when you cannot see the aircraft, boat, or other means of rescue. So when signalling and no specific targets are in sight, be sure to continually sweep the horizon to maximize your chances of being seen.

At night, flashlights, headlights, and moonlight can produce effective signals with a signal mirror.

You can also use a signal mirror as a silent communications tool to signal an outdoor companion, or for looking around corners or into tight spaces.

Use it for emergency signalling to send a pinpoint flash to a rescue plane, helicopter, vehicle, or distant search party.

Remember, one of the five essentials for outdoor survival is a signalling device, and U.S. military survival training experts rate the signal mirror second only to the radio or telephone for seeking help.

So whatever type of signal mirror you choose, make sure you have one with you.

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