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Bex Sims - Firefighter and Clipper Sailor

Posted by Hamish on 05-Feb-2018 11:46:00

Growing up, Bex Sims never dreamed of being a Firefighter, nor sailing across the Pacific and through one she will achieve the other. Now a professional Firefighter, Bex enjoys a challenge, and living life to the fullest, and her energy and passion for life is an inspiration for others.

Bex, tell us a little about yourself, and what you are doing now, and what you are going to do next year?

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Topics: Fire Service, Champion, Outdoor

Layering and dressing for the extreme cold

Posted by Hamish on 25-Jan-2018 16:04:00

People have asked us how to dress for the extreme cold. Researching this blog post was interesting and we definitely learnt a few things about how to dress effectively for these conditions.

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Topics: Military, Search and Rescue, Bushcraft, Outdoor

Roddy Riddle - Extreme Endurance Athlete

Posted by Hamish on 17-Jan-2018 13:22:00

Introducing our latest Champion, Roddy Riddle. Roddy is an inspiration, and has a great story to tell as well as he has completed some of the hardest endurance events in the world while and suffers from type 1 diabetes. Roddy's Champion profile is longer than usual as he has a unique story, and I wanted to capture this. Thanks Hamish

Tell us about yourself, Roddy, what do you do now?  What’s your day job?

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Topics: Search and Rescue, Champion, Outdoor

Shortest day - shortest, but also one of the most important, blog posts. Why Merino Wool?

Posted by Hamish on 21-Dec-2017 08:52:00

December 21st is ther shortest day, and to go with this, today will be our shortest blog post, and I wanted to make it pretty simple. We even created a simple 6x4 downloaded cheat sheet that goes with this blog post as well!

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Topics: Design, Military, Search and Rescue, Fire Service, Police, Industry, Bushcraft, Outdoor, Merino Wool Knowledge

Why Armadillo Merino for FR, no-melt and drip burn protection and more.

Posted by Hamish on 06-Dec-2017 08:02:00

Over the coming weeks I will touch on some of the key performance attributes of Armadillo Merino®.  The first in this series is Protection. At a later date I will also talk about each of the specific attributes in separate posts, but that is more detail than is required here as we start to talk about the key attributes of Armadillo Merino®.

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Topics: Military, Fire Service, Police, Merino Wool Knowledge

Settling the Merino wool versus Bamboo debate

Posted by Hamish on 29-Nov-2017 19:44:00

We often get asked about bamboo and to compare it to merino wool. In this post we review bamboo vs. merino wool from manufacturing perspective and then compare the key properties.

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Topics: Insider, Bushcraft, Outdoor, Merino Wool Knowledge

5 questions to ask as you buy your next pair of socks

Posted by Hamish on 23-Nov-2017 10:03:00

Good socks, you know they are good when you are wearing them, but how do you judge a good sock when you go to buy one?

A good question as there are more bad socks out there than good socks in my opinion. Here I will share what I think makes good socks, versus average, or downright uncomfortable ones. This is also a topic that comes up each year as the weather gets colder, and and people are thinking about their winter adventures.

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Topics: Military, Search and Rescue, Fire Service, Police, Bushcraft, Outdoor

Armadillo Merino® as essential PPE for firefighters

Posted by Hamish on 20-Nov-2017 15:00:00

Why Armadillo Merino® is essential PPE for firefighters

Firefighters experience many stresses, strains and challenges when performing firefighting duties in personal protective equipment.

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Topics: Fire Service

How to Layer - Tips on how to dress for your next outdoor adventure

Posted by Hamish on 16-Nov-2017 10:46:00

Sometimes the weather conditions change and a little preparation and planning can be the differenece between an enjoyable day out and cold, wet and potenitally dangerous day out.

Follow our simple tips to layering, and enjoy the outdoors in all conditions.

1. Dress in Layers

Layering is the idea that you dress with multiple layers for your outdoor adventure. Add a layer if you are cold, take off a layer if you are too hot. There are three key layers:

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Topics: Insider, Outdoor

5 Reasons Why Soldiers Should Wear Armadillo Merino®

Posted by Hamish on 13-Nov-2017 15:03:00

Armadillo Merino® can save the lives of Soldiers

For centuries wool had been the fibre of choice for clothing worn by soldiers, police, firemen and search & rescue teams because of wools natural protective properties and its versatility over a wide range of extreme environments but over recent years these benefits have been forgotten, that is until now.

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Topics: Military

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