It's a good habit to have the "Ten Essentials" with you whenever you go into the backcountry, even on day walks. True, on a typical trip, you may only use a handful of them or none at all. When something goes wrong, you'll realise the importance of having these items on hand, which could be critical to your survival. 

The original Ten Essentials list was established in the 1930s by The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based group for climbers and outdoor adventurers, to help individuals be prepared for emergency circumstances in the outdoors. A map, compass, sunglasses and sunscreen, additional clothing, a headlamp/flashlight, first-aid supplies, a fire starter, matches, a knife, and extra food were all on the list back then. Here is our picks that will help your survival in the outdoors much easier:


Navigation & Lighting


LED Lenser H7R.2 Rechargeable Head Torch
15% off
£ 96.00   £ 82.00  (1)
LED Lenser MH2 Headlamp
14% off
£ 42.00   £ 36.00
LED Lenser Police Tac Torch
15% off
£ 54.00   £ 46.00


Tools & Cooking


Ghillie Kettle Adventurer and Cook Kit - Aluminium
10% off
£ 90.00   £ 81.00  (1)
Opinel No.8 Colorama
14% off
£ 13.99   £ 11.99
MSR 2 Person Mess Kit
9% off
£ 43.00   £ 39.00


Shelter & Clothing


MSR Elixir 2 Tent - Grey
£ 315.00
MSR Elixir 3 Tent - Grey
10% off
£ 380.00   £ 342.00
Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket - Anacapa Blue
15% off
£ 180.00   £ 153.00


Food & Drink


Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Food Canister
23% off
£ 29.99   £ 22.99
MSR Thru Link Inline Water Filter
10% off
£ 60.00   £ 54.00


Extra Essentials


Thermarest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad
18% off
From:  £ 23.00
Thermarest Compressible Pillow - Warp Speed
9% off
From:  £ 21.00
Thermarest NeoAir Micro Pump
9% off
£ 47.00   £ 43.00
Thermarest Saros 32 Sleeping Bag
10% off
From:  £ 140.00


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