Learn to Navigate.

Being able to read a map & navigate effectively with a compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In our technological age, the use…

Using Slings at Anchors.

In a previous video DMM compared the impact forces generated using Nylon and Dyneema® slings with a dynamic load. It clearly highlighted the importance of ensuring there is no slack in a system using slings. As an example, a 80kg mass free-falling just 60cm on to a 60cm Dyneema® sling…

How Safe Is Your Gear?

Do you use marker or paint to mark up your gear? Do you know if it is safe to use? Could it affect the integrity of your kit? Black Diamond’s Quality Control ran some acid tests on a harness and the results are pretty scary. Even if you don’t mark…