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The equipment you take with you on an expedition can mean the success or failure of the project, so it is essential to bring equipment that is reliable, tough and effective. I always find I have to strike a balance with how much kit I may wish to bring against how to travel with tribal nomads. I try to take as little as possible so as not to separate us and prevent fully interacting, therefore careful kit selection is vital. The obvious example I always use of creating separation is travelling with desert nomads by Land Rover while they are travelling by camel. However, good kit is key when it comes to safety, navigation and life support. I only use the best equipment as you can’t put a price on coming out of the desert with your life every time. Here is what I use.

Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050

February 10, 2015

Let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, the Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark is primarily a diver’s watch. As the name suggests, the US navy’s special operations unit has lent their name to this product. No, I am not a military diver. But I do use this watch. And anyone who works in tough […]

Meindl Desert Fox Boots

January 15, 2014

Material: Suede leather with Cordura uppers
Weight: 745g approx
I have used these boots for quite a few expeditions, and to have lasted more than one is a bonus in itself. Although not the cheapest boots on the market, I find that they are the most comfortable. The build quality is excellent, and as a result I […]