Oztrail Highlander Dome Tent This tent has a two-room design and sleeps up to eight people – ideal for family trips. Dhs1,495. Available from Adventure HQ.
Go Pro HERO3: silver edition These days it seems if it’s not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, it didn’t happen. About to do something crazy? Make sure you’ve got the evidence to convince your friends of your bravery with this action camera, which comes with waterproof casing to allow you to take it just about anywhere on land or sea. Built-in Wi-Fi means you can control it with an iOS smartphone or tablet. Dhs1,595. Available from www.gopro.ae.
Foremax firewood If you’re planning a campfire, firewood can be difficult to come across, or even surprisingly expensive if you opt to pick it up at the nearest shop or petrol station. This Foremax also comes with the guarantee of being sourced from sustainable forests. Dhs35. Available from Adventure HQ.
Mauser desert side water bottle This mid-sized army-style water carrier is best suited to shorter hikes or exploration missions in cooler temperatures. Dhs59. Available from Gulf Camping.
Bushranger Xtrax No need to fear your 4x4 getting stuck in the sand if you’ve got these in the boot. Pop them under the wheels to navigate yourself out of a tricky situation. Dhs379. Available from Ace Hardware.
B15 Caterpillar smartphone Designed specifically with action men and women in mind, the latest in the CAT mobile phone range is a smartphone that can take a pounding, should you fall off your mountain bike or drop it while navigating a hike. Better still, with 16 hours of talk-time, you’d have to get seriously lost for it to run out of battery before you’re found. Dhs1,599. Available from Virgin Megastore.
Light My Fire firelight kit For those who are no Bear Grylls but like the idea of lighting a fire caveman style, this kit contains a striker for sparks, tinder for fire and a fire fork for roasting your food without burning your fingers (ok, so it’s not that caveman…). Dhs70. Available from Adventure HQ.
Oztrail Twin Flush Portable Toilet Not keen on leaving certain home comforts behind? This is a reasonably -priced solution. Dhs595. Available from Adventure HQ.
Bushranger Supermax For serious desert adventurers, this compressor will pump a 37”x12.5” off-road tyre from 15 psi to 32 psi (that’s the pressure measurement in your tyres, for the amateur off-roaders) in two minutes and 40 seconds, and then comfortably do the same for five more vehicles before the chance of the thermal shutdown switch kicking in. Dhs1,099. Available from Ace Hardware.
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Pierre Oct 14, 2015 05:33 pm
Your article is short and sweet however did you actually ask the company to show you their sustainability certificate.
Asking simply because I used to work for FSC in Finland and I know how shady logging industry is in Europe.
Not many qualify for "sustainability" as such and nowadays everything can be checked by simply typing the certificate number on line.
Better safe than sorry !