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
As you may have guessed from some of my other posts, I quite enjoy making my own hiking and camping gear. Making something yourself gives me a bit of a smile. I can customise it to how I want, save money, gain new skills for future MYOG projects and if it fails, I have no
In March I was sent a link by a friend to a French tent/shelter cottage manufacturer. I was looking for a compact, lightweight simple one man shelter. Tipik make a number of tipi style shelters as well as some flat tarps and the Pioulou, an innovative one person, single skin, semi pyramid shelter. After seeing
About a month or so ago, I decided I wanted to make my own pack or packs. I already own several high end very well designed and manufactured packs but there is something about making something for yourself, designing it, making it, tinkering..... I decided that for the first pack, I wanted to use a
One year a ago I was introduced to Trek Lite, a forum aimed at hikers, ultra lighters and those striving to shed some weight from their packs. Its a great forum and one filled with knowledge, experience and people with similar interests, I have personally found it a great place to learn new things, meet
A quick one nighter on Dartmoor with my mate Nick. This was kind of a spur of the moment thing, the forecast was good and Nick and I both had a few days off but needed to be home the following afternoon. We set off from Belstone, leaving our cars by the old Water Works.