I left the house on Friday night and using exactly £12 of pound shop equipment I have survived the Scottish wilds and eaten reasonably well all weekend all be it only a few miles of the beaten path for safety reasons.
Items they have that are of reasonable quality and worth having in my opinion.
1. fold away 5 litre ruck sack
Review : this was a little pocket pack which folds out into a flimsy neoprene ruck sack, the stitching on this wore out pretty quickly however it was suitable for a few quick forrages and when the stitching burst I had.... luckily for me I also purchased...
2. sewing kit with needles, thread etc.
Review : Came in handy to stitch up the cheap rucksack from item 1
3. firelighter / camping stove fuel.
24 brickets burning on average for about 7 minutes were enough to boil my water etc and cook my mushrooms in...
4. fold away pan
they have 2 fold away mess tins for a pound, they are not very well made however they are metal and they do the job, I certainly wouldnt recommend them as a long term solution but if its for a quick romp around the woods like mine was (essentially a morning mushroom forage)
5. pegs and pulls.
they have a little pack of pegs with some para cord and when coupled with the cheap clothes pegs they made my item 6 bareable. They also have little solar lights on them (I kid you not these lit my tinfoil tent up very well).
6. survival shelter
comprises of a large sheet of water proof foil which was actually pretty generous in size being damn near 8 metres in length you can get right inside this to avoid either entrance as essentially its just an "analogue" tent with 2 open ends. I coupled this with
7. survival blanket
a basic foil survival blanket which is sealed down 2 sides but open at the bottom and top, it was not ideal but did keep the rain out.
9. ground sheet
ruberised ground sheet which is water proof to an extent and certainly when coupled with the above and my extrodinary skills with my sewing kit made a really comfortable nights sleep and I was more than warm enough. (would not recommend testing this in harsher slimate or later in the year.
10. Dynamo Torch.
a few squeezes on this gave me approximately 5/10 minutes of light I was capable of checking my watch by. ITs certainly a worthwhile crappy torch and for a pound whos complaining !
All in for my tenner I was delighted and certainly I would say pound land is worth a browse as the survival shelter for a pound now lives in my every day bag and has been popped up a few times now while out and about as a make shift tools shelter and a wind break at the beach !