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April’s hail showers are a real reminder that the weather can catch you out when you’re outdoors and adventuring. If you’re off the beaten track, it’s always wise to carry some emergency gear, no matter how good the weather seems. Here are three good

Designed primarily as an ultra-compact emergency or back-up headtorch, the tiny Petzl e+LITE (€35) can be left in your rucksack all year round. It weighs in at just 26g and is about the size of a walnut so you won’t even notice it’s there. It features two brightness levels as well as red and white strobe modes, is waterproof to -1m. It should lasts up to 70 hours on a single lithium battery, with a...

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