As I am sure many people have, I have felt the strain mentally over the last twelve or so months. Not only due to covid but, being made redundant, starting a business and then a new job. Keeping a diary was one way to help myself offload stress and anxiety and I found the best
Tarptent Notch First Impressions. A first look and impressions of my new Tarptent Notch 2018 edition
Cumulus X-Lite 300 review, an exceptional bag for the weight and money.
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
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).
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