Buying a new kayak, canoe or SUP can be a huge investment; add the cost of the vessel to paddles, floatation devices, spray-decks, ropes, dry/wetsuits, footwear, gloves, helmets, safety equipment and it soon mounts up.

Some time ago Justin was fortunate enough to meet Terry and Jenny Sinclaire, owners of Wiltshire based Family Adventure Store. Between them and their staff they have a vast amount of paddlesport experience across the board and they’re well placed to offer you the very best advice when you’re choosing a new vessel and equipment.

When it comes to anything water based, such as the ‘Channel to Channel’ project to an upcoming open water journey, Justin always consults with Jenny and Terry on equipment first

With a huge warehouse stocked full of kayaks, canoes and kit they’re sure to have everything you need whether you’re looking to paddle on a canal, lake, lumpy seas or raging white waters and you don’t have to go to the shop – everything is available on line and with a very fast delivery service.

To find out more about the Family Adventure Store and the services they can offer please take a look at their website.


Buying a new multi-tool is a minefiled and in the UK we’re generally lead to either Leatherman or Gerber. A few of us (Justin included!) has tried to save pennies by going for an ‘own brand’ multi tool, but the ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ lesson is soon learned!

Enter SOG. SOG make fantastic knives multi-tools; well built, long lasting, good blades, very functional, easy to open – the list of benefits is almost limitless.

Here’s a superb offer on the SOG ParaTool – perfect for almost any situation.