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Long Distance Paths

Cape Wrath Trail Planning #2

This is the second of three posts related to the planning process for my Cape Wrath Trail walk, in May 2019. This post is going to look at kit, not

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

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

Re-purposing

As modern, global citizens we should all be looking at how we can re-use, re-cycle or re-purpose the stuff we come across on a daily basis. I’m part of the

Gear

Review: Salomon Comet 3D GTX #2

I’ve had the Salomon Comet 3D GTX boots for about a year now and I thought it about time they had an “Update Review”. I’ve just returned these to Go

Gear

My Winter Kit

The weather at the weekend (in the Lake District at least) showed the first proper signs of winter arriving. On the summit of Little Hart Crag (not exactly Scafell Pike

Berghaus Spectrum Hat
Gear

Review: Berghaus Spectrum Hat

I was sent this hat for review by Berghaus, on the basis that I do a review and they allow me to keep the hat afterwards – in the interests

Berghaus Ardennes Softshell Jacket
Gear

Review: Berghaus Ardennes Softshell Jacket

I was invited to review this jacket by Berghaus as part of their Outdoor Clothing range – and in exchange for the review, I get to keep the jacket –

Gear

Using a Smartphone on the Hills

Over the past few years I’ve come to depend more and more on my mobile phone while out walking on the hills. It has been a gradual phasing in of

Gear

Review: Regatta Nitrus Soft-shell Jacket

This is the second jacket I was asked to review for Outdoor Look recently, this one is the Regatta Nitrus Soft-shell Jacket.I wasn’t very impressed with the other one I

Gear

Review: Regatta Uproar Soft-shell Jacket

I was asked recently if I’d like to review a couple of different Soft-shell jackets from the range at Outdoor Look. I’ve never been particularly convinced of the need for

Gear

New Boots.. Again!

I seem to have written about new boots several times (and several times too many) over the past two or three years and here I am again, publishing the fact