In early April 2020, with the Covid pandemic only just taking hold of the UK and areas around the world, my colleagues and I received news that the Air Ambulance we worked for was entering a redundancy consultation for all staff.I had worked at Capital for coming up to five years, others for over twenty
Allot of hikers strive to find the best ultralight Cookset for them which often results in us having many different setups, pots, stoves and various combinations. I personally prefer alcohol and Esbit/hexi fuelled setup over gas which is obviously a faster fuel but it often works out heavier and bulkier. My main go-to Cookset for
Some of the gear I plan to take on this years TGO Challenge.
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).
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
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
MYOG Project #1 - Flat Tarp 9x5ft Trying my hand at making some of my own gear. I have a few ideas in my head and a few on paper. Why.?.?.? - Well most of the 9x5 tarps I found were either heavier than I wanted by a few hundred grams, didn't pack as small