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Too much chocolate leads to bad wind

Work commitments meant most of The Rabble were already one day into the expedition by the time I arrived in Dollgellau.  After half a day of flat bimbling, they were too tired to wait in the pub for me (rotters!) … 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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Changing gear (2)

A couple of months ago, I wrote about some of the changes I have made to the major pieces of equipment I use when camping.  Now it’s time to look at a few of the smaller items. My MSR Pocket … Continue reading

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Changing gear (1)

As this year’s TGO Challenge comes into view [only 13 weeks, apparently] I’m starting to think about whether I need to change any of my gear.  Some changes have been forced on me – my 6 year old Rohan trousers … Continue reading

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Rucksack, tent, spreadsheet?!

I feel like I’m the only TGO Challenger who hasn’t published a complete gramme-by-gramme kit list.  To be honest, I’d love to have the time to do this [Oh dear, did I say that out loud?] but you’ll just have … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 6 – Red Bothy and on to Aviemore

For the first time, I had sun on my tent in the morning. Lovely! It was still drizzling, but there were enough breaks in the cloud for a bit of sun to break through. The tent had stood up well … Continue reading

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TGOC2011 – Day 5 – Monadliath

As I was no longer on my planned route, I had the choice of trying to get back on track or going somewhere new.  The breakfast table discussion convinced me that I should ignore my plan as it would just … Continue reading

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