My 2022 EDC Outdoor Adventure Essentials Kit

This is my ‘get me out of trouble kit’ for outdoor adventures. Full of great gear that can genuinely help in challenging situations with the emphasis on maximum practicality for minimum weight.

Part of your essential everyday carry or EDC for when you leave the beaten track, this could really save the day.

This channel is here to give you ideas and inspiration when it comes to finding great Everyday Carry, Travel Gear and Gadgets, on the back of solid and detailed reviews alongside years of experience, which I hope will make life and travel just a little bit more frictionless and fun.

My name is Jonathan, I have a passion for all things gadget, travel and EDC (Everyday Carry), which has filled both my personal and work life for many years.

This includes sourcing, reviewing and product development and the creation of two UK national retail chains. Find out more here:

I welcome any feedback on my videos or the channel in general in the comments. See below for more on this.

Here are links to the products featured in the video.
This can consist of Amazon (affiliate) links and supplier website links (these may often be affiliate links too). See below for more on affiliate links.

Products Featured in the Video:

Nanospark: (Amazon) (Exotac) (Heinnie Haynes)

Live Fire: (EDCgear)

Firefly Mini Ferro Rod: (Tortoisegear) (Heinnie Haynes)

Victorinox Walker Knife: (Amazon)

Hydroblu Water Filter Straw: (Hydroblu) (Ultralightgear)

NU25 Head Lamp: (Nitecore) (Amazon)

F21i: (Nitecore)
(and search for F21i)

InCharge X: (Rolling Square)
20% discount (single use only) (Amazon)

Ripspool: (Amazon) (Exotac) (Heinnie Haynes)

Compass: (Amazon)

Whistle: (Amazon)

Signalling mirror: (Amazon)

Sharpie pen: (Amazon)

Rite in the Rain Notebook: (Amazon)

Tick Remover: (Amazon)

Superglue: (Amazon)

Maxpedition Mini Pouch: (Amazon) (Heinnie Haynes)

Contents of this video to help you navigate:

00:00 – Introduction to the Kit
01:57 – Fire
06:13 – Backup Knife
08:48 – Water
10:55 – Lighting
14:54 – Power
17:47 – Repair
18:47 – Navigation
19:58 – Signalling
21:18 – Useful additions
23:07 – The Pouch

Product Sourcing:

When it comes to sourcing a product for review, I will usually either  purchase and item personally or reach out to a supplier requesting a sample for review.  Many suppliers are supportive if they are confident in their product, appreciating the value of greater exposure.

I am sometimes asked to review a product by a supplier which I will only agree to if the product fits planned content for the channel and I believe will be of interest to you, my audience. The product needs to be worthy of a review and I always make it clear to the supplier that they cannot influence or be involved in the content in any way if they choose to supply a product. It is not in my interest to review inferior or poor quality products and therefore as you might expect many requests are politely declined.

Any sponsored videos (paid for reviews) are clearly stated as such so there can be no misunderstanding.  Even with sponsored reviews I will only agree to a sponsorship on products and services which I believe will be of genuine interest to viewers.

Sometimes a supplier will provide a link to the product or the supplier which I am happy to include in the description.  Sometimes I will be provided with an affiliate link so I can earn a commission on sales and this helps to support channel costs but never at the expense of an honest review. There is no cost to you and in some cases discounts can be obtained via the link or via an included code.

If a product I have reviewed is available from Amazon I will often include an Amazon link in the description.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase a product or service with the links that I provide I may receive a small commission. There is no additional charge to you.

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