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Mobile Solar Chargers 6W Compact USB 5V/1A folding solar panel charger – First look

I go into the mountains to get away from the daily humdrum of work, decisions, and technology.  What could be more relaxing than camping under the stars miles from civilisation? When I first starting wild camping, I remember a mild … Continue reading

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TGOC2015 – Dornie to Catterline – A quick look back

My 2015 TGO Challenge walk across Scotland (my ninth) went pretty much to plan.  I did not fall in any rivers, or slide down any mountains or even get lost to any great degree.  The weather was not extreme (mainly) … 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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Vango Firefly 20 Rucksack – Review

This rucksack was given to me free of charge by Silverfox Travel & Outdoors Silverfox allowed me to choose anything from their daysack range for this review and I spent ages deciding which one to go for.  Should I try … Continue reading

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Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 Rucksack – Review

This rucksack was given to me free of charge for the purpose of review. The Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 rucksack‘s swing tag describes it as a “fully featured lightweight daysac ideal for hill walking and long treks”.  However, my … Continue reading

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Tent review – Hi Gear Soloista – First night out

The good thing about Summer is that you can do a full day at work and still have enough daylight left for a walk and camp.  After (fruitlessly) studying rail and bus timetables, I jumped in the car and headed … Continue reading

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Tent review – Hi Gear Soloista Backpacking Tent – Initial Impressions

This tent was given to me, free of charge, by Go Outdoors.  All opinions are my own. I love tents so I was quite excited when Go Outdoors asked me to review the Hi Gear Soloista.  My main backpacking tents … Continue reading

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Llandegla Forest in Inov-8s and neoprene socks (Gear review)

A 9 mile walk around a very wet Llandegla Forest was the best I could manage for a “Christmas Walk” this year, but the weather was far from Christmassy.  Expecting heavy rain, which arrived by early afternoon, I set off … Continue reading

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Yetholm & The Cheviots – Camping (Eurohike tent review)

Kirk Yetholm has always been on my list of places to go.  It’s at one end of the Pennine Way, so I’ve been aware of it for donkey’s years but expected that I would only ever go there if/when I … Continue reading

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Frodsham and the Weaver Navigation

This walk was on 30th September 2012. I regularly drive past Helsby and Frodsham hills but I can’t recall if I’ve ever ventured off the M56 or A56 to take a look at what’s up there.  Having spent the night … Continue reading

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