Friday, 21 August 2009

Full Wild Country Climbing Range Now Online!

Great news for all you climbers, is proud to announce a new partnership with Wild Country.
We have been massive fans of Wild Country climbing gear for years and our range of their climbing gear has grown and grown. Now though we have it all. The majority of the range is held in stock in our Norwich store with the rest of the range we don't stock available to special order. This includes all the legendary Wild Country climbing gear which includes the legendary Friends and Rockcentrics and also the Harnesses, New Helmets, and also their sister brands Clog and Red Chili Climbing shoes.

As always everything is at our legendary competitive prices and we will endeavour to get you your order the next working day so you can spend less time by your computer and more time on the crag.

Iodine banned for water purification by EU!

Important news about Purifying water.

After October 25th 2009 the EU is banning the sale of iodine droplets and tablets to purify drinking water. They are however considered still safe to use. The EU have insisted that the manufacturers comply with regulations on the biocides’ efficacy in scientific tests. Iodine is routinely used by the military and outdoor enthusiasts and is considered safe for short periods of use with the correct dosage. It was not recommended for long periods, pregnant women or those with Thyroid problems.

Chlorine tablets are still available for use, however it is recommended that you use the neutralizing tablets or the water tastes like a swimming pool. Alternatively you can filter your water using a pump such as the MSR Waterworks or the Katadyn pocket filter. The filters have a ceramic core which offer protection from the most commonly encountered culprits of tainted water. They filter out bacteria, protozoa and particles. The MSR filters have a carbon core to reduce the organic chemicals. You can filter up to 2000 litres with a filter.

There is another new gadget on the market which is the Steripen. This is really compact and light and use ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria. It purifies a litre in just ninety seconds.