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Survival Kits - Survival starts here

One of the most important items you should always carry is a simple survival kit. The 5 priorities of survival are water, warmth, shelter, signals and food. With a well prepared and practical kit, you will be better positioned to survive in the Australian wilderness until you walk out or assistance arrives. The 5 priorities of survival are water, warmth, shelter, signals and food. With a well prepared and practical kit you will be better positioned to survive in the Australian wilderness until you walk out or assistance arrives. With a well prepared and practical kit, you will be better positioned to survive in the Australian wilderness until you walk out or assistance arrives. Your kits should be compact, nothing...

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Lost without a compass?

If you've ever chartered unknown lands before you are probably aware that one of the most important items to have in your arsenal is a compass. A good quality reliable compass can be the difference between hoping that the search party finds you and safely navigating your journey. But what if you find yourself lost with a broken compass, or even worse, without one altogether? Well, fear not because I am going to let you in on a very simple #HabitatHack that my father taught me. All that is required is an analogue wristwatch and a clear unobstructed view of the sun. The method varies slightly in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, so I will explain both, beginning with the Southern...

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Welcome to Field Notes!

Welcome to the Field Notes blog!  Here at Habitat Gear, we are all about adventure, exploring and getting outdoors to experience all the wonders this great planet has to offer. We want to bring you not only the best products and equipment for your adventures but also the best tips, hacks and practical advice that you can use and share with your fellow explorers to get the most out of your adventures, so the #FieldNotes blog was created to do just that. Here you will be able to find all sorts of useful information ranging from campsite basics to survival techniques and everything in between. If there is a topic you want to be covered, or you would like to recommend for...

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