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Simon M. George "SCIENTIA VERITAS SAPIENTIA" (Hampshire, U.K.)
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Army Combat Single M4/M16 Magazine Ammo Pouch MOLLE System Airsoft Webbing Black
Army Combat Single M4/M16 Magazine Ammo Pouch MOLLE System Airsoft Webbing Black
Offered by CamoOutdoor - The Sports & Camouflage Outfitters
Price: £7.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, tough, quick access to a mag., 29 Aug. 2014
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Nice piece of kit, very sturdy and tough. I suggest wearing it in a bit to soften it up before you use it for it's specified purpose. Easy to use, fits easily and well on molle gear and will hold two mags safely and securely.


Hand made Viking warriors shield Pewter Pendant, Celtic Norse
Hand made Viking warriors shield Pewter Pendant, Celtic Norse
Offered by Ballatyne Online
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice design, needs a bit more weight to it., 29 Aug. 2014
It's very light, the chain is a bit poor but the shield design is well done. Personally I keep it as more of a coin than a chain.


Viking Brown leather Plait Bracelet, Norse, Celtic. Thor
Viking Brown leather Plait Bracelet, Norse, Celtic. Thor
Offered by Ballatyne Online
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, not as sturdy as I had hoped., 29 Aug. 2014
I liked the design and material of this but I fell asleep wearing it and it fell apart. Not a problem if you take it off before bed, I guess, but still, you expect a bit of hardiness.


Master Class Combination Sharpening Stone
Master Class Combination Sharpening Stone
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit, will give your blades a great edge., 29 Aug. 2014
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Great stone, sharpens knives smoothly and efficiently. Great for general purpose knives (I used it on a belt knife, large wood axe and my outdoor knife) where you need a good sharp blade. Great for axes too, it got rid of all the little pock marks and dings really well.


Gerber  Pocket Sharpener
Gerber Pocket Sharpener
Offered by Hobbylife Limited
Price: £6.44

3.0 out of 5 stars Potentially useful, maybe more at home in a survival kit., 29 Aug. 2014
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Useful if you have a pocket knife or a multi-tool and want to hone the blade or touch up the edge but that is as useful as it gets, but that is what it is meant to do. Personally, I can't imagine being outdoors for so long that my Leatherman blade will blunt enough to require a sharpening. If you attempt to sharpen larger blades then you will be disappointed but you will also be using the wrong tool.


AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic)
AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic)
Price: £10.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for everyday kitchen knives, not good for pro-quality knives., 29 Aug. 2014
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This does a good job sharpening but it removes a lot of metal to do it (you will notice that when you use it). As a general sharpener, it's great, keep it in your kitchen and it will sharpen your knives quickly, but if you own an expensive set of knives, treat them accordingly.


101 Things to Do Before You Die
101 Things to Do Before You Die
by Richard Horne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Some awesome ideas, some a bit ridiculous., 13 Aug. 2011
This book has some great ideas for gaining lots of life experience and for fully enjoying your time here on planet Earth. There are ideas involving extreme sports, the best films and books to experience, travelling and culinary ideas and joining the mile high club and so on. There is a great way of logging those you have accomplished within the book and when and definitely gives good ideas for anyone of any age. Where this fails, is that some of the ideas are pretty much impossible. Such as being present when your home team wins the world cup. How are you supposed to manage that?! Such a thing is not dependant on anything you can do so it would probably never be filled in and that would annoy the hell out of me. I don't suppose it's to be taken that seriously but if I start a list like that, I want to at least try and finish it!


The Worst-case Scenario Travel Handbook (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks)
The Worst-case Scenario Travel Handbook (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks)
by David Borgenicht
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of lots of useful and interesting information!, 13 Aug. 2011
The whole range of these books are great fun, but this specifically I bought for a friend who was off travelling around Australia, mainly as something to entertain her on the long, long flight there. She loved it! Most of the information she will probably never use (hopefully) but a lot was quite important considering her destination. With lots of simple advice such as how not to offend locals and how to ask for help in different languages it's nicely balanced with things such as escaping from the boot of a locked car and controlling a camel (which would have helped my sister in Africa). The best bit is the format, it is fun and entertaining as opposed to lecturing, so even if you aren't travelling it's a fun read.


Dracula (Vintage Classics)
Dracula (Vintage Classics)
by Bram Stoker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is what Vampires are supposed to be!, 13 Aug. 2011
Do I really need to write anything here? It's a classic for over a century for a reason. Just read it. Put down Twilight and read it.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aron Ralston
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but a tale of caution rather than awe., 22 Aug. 2010
Am I the only one who read this book thinking 'You idiot' all the way through? Obviously he didn't deserve to get trapped but his ego is nowhere near his stupidity. I can forgive the lack of planning. I can even forgive that he told no one where he was going (but only just). But I can't forgive the fact that he had no survival equipment with him, not even the most basic of things. A decent knife for one. A basic survival kit would have fire making equipment, scalpels and medical supplies, just a couple of things that would have helped him. A survival pouch would contain some flares. I would NEVER go anywhere wild without a survival tin. This is a good example of what not to do when you go outdoors. If you want an awe inspiring yet tragic non-fiction story, I suggest reading Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer instead.


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