A lot of the hiking and camping gear I have comes from the United States, one of the most common questions I am asked is about Import Duty? Although Duty and VAT charges for imported goods are well documented, it's quite a confusing subject. Any parcel assessed as being liable for Customs charges will also
Well after all the prep and training, Jay and I set off from Devon in the early hours of Monday 6th May arriving at my house in Scotland at approx 1000 on the 7th. Exodus packed for the challange, Prophet with my spares and things I have not yet decided on. We had stopped on
A review / overview of the Mountain Laurel Designs, MLD Trailstar after 50+ nights
In my last post, I mentioned that I had ordered a new pack from Mountain Laurel Designs, the Exodus in DCF. This is not a review, it's a first look. Already owning a Prophet from MLD, some people may question my logic here. As I am sure with many people, my gear is ever evolving
Some of the gear I plan to take on this years TGO Challenge.
Wildcamping on Dartmoor in the Snow, January 2019.
People in the UK often moan when the Met Office get things wrong... This is not a moan, its more of a laugh as the weather was so unexpected It's gave our gear a great test and us confidence in it. It was a bit of a last minute plan but there was still enough
MLD Cricket Review - I've had my Cricket for a while now and used it in various weather conditions. Ive put together a small review for anyone interested in the Cricket
So, what are packing cells. Also referred to as cubes, packing cells are basically gear containers. I my care I have four cells in total, three made from 1.3oz Cuben fibre or DCF and one made using a fabric called Code Zero. The cubes are from Tread Lite Gear and measure 32x16x16cm (other sizes are available).
TGOC 2019..So.... I got a place, Massive 🙂 For anyone asking what TGOC stands for.. The Great Outdoors Challenge, 2019 being the 40th anniversary. The challenge is to walk across Scotland, coast to coast in 14 days or under. More Details can be found HERE - The Great Outdoors Challenge A good friend Jason and