Category Archives: Gear

A Southern Snowdonia Camping Trip

It would be wrong to say that this was a walking trip.  It was always planned with the camping at the centre but with some walking to build up an appetite.  I’d been keeping an eye on the weather forecast … Continue reading

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Micro tarp bivi on Minera Mountain – and loads of kit observations

I love sleeping outside.  The main reason I go walking is so I can sleep outside but I never seem to have enough time for proper multi-day trips.  I’ve done no camping since May and I’m conscious that the summer … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 2

The door to the snug opened and two huge rucksacks entered the room.  I’d had ten seconds notice of the new arrivals so it was the two young men, rather than me, who were surprised to find they had company.  … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 1

I’d known for ages that I’d have the whole Christmas and New Year period off work, so I’d had a while to plan a winter trip to mid Wales.  Snow, ice, cold …. would I need my axe and crampons?  … Continue reading

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Mountain Warehouse Turku Showerproof Womens Softshell Jacket – Review

I’ve never used any Mountain Warehouse gear and I’ve never had a softshell jacket so when they offered me the chance to review something I thought about which features would be most useful on a light, showerproof jacket and chose … Continue reading

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TGOC2014 – Weigh to go!

OK, here’s one for all you gear list voyeurs.  I told myself I wasn’t going to do this but here’s a rough and ready list of what I’m taking on this year’s TGO Challenge and how much it all weighs.  … Continue reading

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TGOC2014 – A few last minute gear and food thoughts

Thanks to the 4-day weekend, I managed to squeeze in a 3-day/2-night walk and camp in the Berwyns with the aims of 1) walking a long way with a heavy weight on my back, and 2) trying out a few … Continue reading

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