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Rucksack Readers C2C Guide – 2nd Ed

I reviewed the first edition of this guide book back in 2010 and I wasn’t especially complimentary about it, but that’s the risk you take when you send review copies

Gear

Montane Air Jacket

I often get approached by outdoor gear companies, as I know many of my blogging friends do too, with a view to writing something about an item on their website. I ignore

Camping

Affric Kintail Way – Kit Review

I got back from the Affric Kintail Way late on Good Friday night – a bit earlier than expected, but we powered through the last day and we’d finished all of

Camping

Cape Wrath Trail – Kit

This will be my first extended backpacking trip, so I thought it worthy of a discussion on the kit I will be taking with me. I’m leaving for the Affric

Camping

A Good Night’s Sleep

That’s something we all need at the best of times, but never more so than when you’re walking long distances over many days. Apart from the obvious need to feel

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 7

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 Working with the Mobile Version You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 6: Importing and Exporting Data Part

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 6

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 Importing and Exporting You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 5: Printing Part 6 of this parallel user’s

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 5

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 Printing You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 4 – Working with Routes, Tracks, Marks & Overlays Part

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 4

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 Working with Routes, Tracks, Marks & Overlays You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 3 – The Icon

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 3

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 The Icon Ribbon You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 2 – Getting Started Part 3 of this

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 2

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 Getting Started You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 of this parallel user’s

Gear

Memory Map User Guide Pt. 1

Updated for Memory Map v6 – July 2019 I’ve been a Memory Map user for several years now and I’ve helped quite a few people get to grips with the

Gear

Memory Map v6 Announced

In October 2005, Memory Map launched v5 of their digital mapping product. At that time they moved away from naming their versions after the year they were released and it

Gear

Salomon X-Ultra 2 Shoe

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a local outdoor shop (www.outdoorlook.co.uk in Macclesfield) with a view to reviewing an item from their website. I was in need

Gear

Southern Upland Way 2015 – Kit

I was unsure whether I’d do a kit posting for this year’s walk, but I looked back at the one I did for the 2013 walk and some of the

Gear

GG Mariposa – First Thoughts

After a quick overnight #MicroAdventure last weekend, I thought I’d put an initial review together for my Gossamer Gear Mariposa Robic pack. This is probably a bit premature as it’s

Gear

Gossamer Gear Mariposa (Robic)

Probably the best money I ever spent on gear was when I shelled out £40 for a GoLite Jam backpack (some background here). I bought it in the winter of

Gear

Lakeland Fells Map

Buy Me:  £3 This topology map of the Lake District fells came around after a chance conversation with my walking friend Matthew King. He was creating a bespoke map of the