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Tag Archives: survival

  • How and Why to Wrap a Gun Using Camo Tape

    Wrap a gun using camo tape

    Whether you’re looking to add some new style to your airsoft kit, protect your air guns or be a more effective hunter and wildlife observer, camouflage tape is an ideal solution. There are several scenarios where camo tape can come in handy, so here we’ll be looking at why you might want to use it on your kit and how to make your guns and accessories hide in plain sight.

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  • Best Survival Radios

    Person in the wild

    A survival kit is a pack, in an ‘expedition appropriate’ case such as a bag or bucket, that provides essential supplies during an emergency. It is used to sustain a person with enough life-saving supplies, where the bare essentials cannot be immediately accessed. These supplies can be anything from food to first aid kits, tools, medical supplies, or even clean clothes.
    Depending on the supplies needed will depend on how much space is required or will be taken up or vice versa, which is important to take into account when packing your kit. Whilst not the hugest concern in the UK, in the rest of the world, if you are embarking on any extended time away from 'civilisation' or mobile signal, a survival radio could mean the difference between surviving or your safety being compromised.

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  • 7 Outdoor Survival Tips

    Kindling

    Over the last fifty years or so humans as a species have established an unsettling dependence on new technology, leaving basic survival instincts virtually extinct. While there are obvious advantages to making the most of all things technological, it’s never a good idea to solely rely on gadgets and gizmos, particularly given their lack of reliability and tendency to run out of battery, break or fail at critical times. Granted, actual life or death situations are few and far between for most, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for all possible circumstances. With this in mind, here at Surplus, we’ve created a list of just seven of the most useful outdoor survival tips for you to brush up on the next time you head into the out and beyond.

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  • The Benefits of Owning a Pocket Knife

    Swiss Army knife on wooden table.

    For centuries, men have owned pocket knives. Its origins stem back to the first century Romans, utilised by soldiers and explorers. The ultimate portable accompanying tools, the pocket knife was a useful instrument for men who were essentially always on the go, and this time-old tool still has many useful applications to modern-day. We take a look at some of the reasons why a pocket knife (particularly the Swiss Army knife) is a great thing to own and some of the things a pocket knife can do:

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  • Helle Knives Should be Added to Your Survival Kit

    Helle survival knife, available from Surplus Store.

    Having a knife with you when out in the bush can assist you with so many things, and help with your overall survival. Surplus Store stock a range of Helle knives; hand-crafted Norwegian knives which can be as versatile as you need them to be.

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  • Remember the 5 C’s of Survival Next Time You Head Out


    Person lighting a fire in the wild

    Whether you’re planning on heading out on a camping trip, an overnight hike or something more adventurous, it’s key to remember that you’ll be exposed to the elements. Although this can seem like an invigorating thought at first, it can soon turn sour if you don’t head out prepared. Remember to share your planned route and expected locations with a close friend or relative before you head off, that way, if you lose your bearings, people will know where you are!

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