Pace counting is essential tool when walking on a compass bearing, you need to know when you arrive at your destination! You can estimate this accurately by using Pacing Tally Counter Locking Toggles. On level ground we each walk a natural number of steps in a given distance. In land navigation we determine how many [...]
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We can’t believe it!! The Shaven Raspberry Grid Reference Tool has just been listed in the 2016 edition of Trail Magazine’s Gear Guide! The Shaven Raspberry Grid Reference Tool which was designed and made by us takes the guess work out of grid references, and allows you to accurately give and plot 6 [...]
Both Lyle and I organise our rucksack kit into drybags, this has the benefit of obviously keeping everything dry and secure, but also keeps essential items together and makes them easier to find quickly... Well that’s what I thought!! I was recently involved in administering first aid to a fallen mountain biker and my rucksack [...]
Due to the popularity of the Aquapac waterproof phone cases we have added the Aquapac Whanganui 348 waterproof smartphone case to our range. The Aquapac Whanganui 348 Waterproof Smartphone Case fits the slightly larger phones such as the Apple i-phone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, SIII, S4, S5, S6, HTC One. As well as keeping [...]
Includes free, 1 metre paracord lanyard and comes with a clear plastic storage tube. Flares are a brilliant way of signalling for help in remote areas where there is no mobile phone reception; all mountain rescue teams carry them. However, conventional flares have one major flaw: they contain explosives, albeit in small amounts, plus highly [...]
We are now selling the McMurdo Ranger Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - Ranger + FREE Registration form and step by step guide on how to register your PLB Military specification Paracord Lanyard to secure it when being carried/used Bright reflective protective carrying case with belt/strap fastners
The Loudest safety whistle in the world. We now stock the Sharx Fox 40 Safety Whistle. At approximately 120 dB it's loud!
One of the practices we encourage search and rescue personnel to adopt is to use electrical kit that all uses the same size of battery - AA. By doing this you only need to carry a few spare batteries. I used to use two small plastic bags for the rechargeable AA batteries I carry, one [...]
Shaven Raspberry partner Lyle Brotherton has today published his new ground braking book the Ultimate Navigation Manual. The comprehensive guide, suitable for beginners to advanced navigators and search and rescue professionals, sets new standards in land navigation practice. The book will take the reader through all the techniques required to become an expert navigator from the [...]