Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: John Pilkington, Explorer, Broadcaster and Author

Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: John Pilkington, Explorer, Broadcaster and Author

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1. A universal basin plug. In the sorts of places I stay, sinks never seem to have plugs. Have they all been stolen by previous travellers?

* www.oswaldbailey.co.uk

2. A Pre-Mac Trekker Travel Well water filter. This little gem weighs less than 200 grams, but in five minutes, it can produce a litre of gorgeous drinking water from the most disgusting streams and pools.

* www.pre-mac.com

3. A mini-tripod. To make sure I never suffer from camera shake. Also useful for taking self-portraits in the middle of nowhere--a perennial brain-teaser for solo travellers.

* www.jessops.com

4. Rohan Expedition shirt end jacket, and Goa trousers. This is my dream outfit for walking in mountains. Rohan have been pioneering new solutions to travel problems for more than 30 years, so for my recent Sahara trip, I decided to try their special edition Dallol range, designed for the world's hottest places. It was brilliant.

* www.rohan.co.uk

5. Brasher Hillmester GTX hiking boots. …

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