All these items, laid out and ready to be packed, are items from my basic expedition kit. They include essentials such as a penknife, climbing rope, a carabiner and a compass. Wildlife monitoring objects – binoculars and a pencil to spot pods of dolphins or soaring eagles. Items to battle the elements – snow goggles, and gloves in a bright shade of yellow so that they may be useful in an avalanche. An ice axe for walking, climbing and stopping oneself from falling. A bandana – something all seasoned travellers should carry, for protective use against the sun, wind, cold, to compliment a rosy cheek or to cover ones head when needed. A fishing hook and twine, and if that fails, Kendal mint cake for high-energy emergency sugar.
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