Whilst the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon is pretty unavoidable these days we do our best to source things locally or nationally where we can. We have found that managing our consumption of equipment the most challenging of all to balance. As we operate in an extremely harsh environment it was hard to find equipment that would last in these conditions. Being so close to the beach, both our hostel and wilderness camp are exposed to all the unforgiving weather elements that Mother Nature throws at us. Sadly some of the toughest materials such as steel can rust away in a matter of months and wood will rot within a couple of years so after many years of trails we have reached a happy medium.
We don’t buy cheap ‘Made in China’, but we don’t buy crazy expensive boutique items so we can afford to replace equipment immediately when it breaks never compromising our guest’s tour experience.