We all talk about wild camping, the inter-web is awash with blogs and sites dedicated to it. But exactly what is wild camping? I originally wanted to write a post about the features you may want to consider for a backpacking tent or bivi bag, but my research opened up so many questions as to … Continue reading What is Wild Camping?
Jack Wolfskin’s Gossamer Tent is one of the growing breed of what I would classify as hybrid tents, which are in between a bivi and traditional one person camping tent, it’s no surprise that many people refer to such tents as Bivi Tents. The Jack Wolfskin brand name and its excellent price have seen the … Continue reading Jack Wolfskin Gossamer Bivi Tent Review
“Any idiot can run a marathon but it takes a special idiot to run an ultra” were the words printed on the back of the training top on the athlete in front of me. We were doing yet another uphill section on a 1 mile loop that made up part of the course for the … Continue reading The Long Good Friday Ultra Run
The North Face are one of the leading tent manufacturers and the Talus 2 EU and 3 EU are the latest additions to their range. This review looks at the tents main features and critiques these latest editions to The North Face family.
Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast Wing you may be forgiven for thinking that it is like many other lightweight windshirts but when you scratch below the surface and look at the features you come to … Continue reading Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review
Last September, whilst on holiday in Ireland I was able to get my hiking boots out and do a bit of hill walking. Knowing that I would have one day available near Sligo, I did an internet search to see what was around. There was no doubt that I'd have to have a crack at … Continue reading Hiking Benbulben, Sligo, Ireland
A new advertising campaign has sparked controversy in the walking community. In an un-ewe-sual bid to promote online outdoor gear shop CheapTents, sheep have been painted with the company's logo. After teaming up with farmers located in popular walking areas, including the Lake District, the sheep can be seen now be seen on some of … Continue reading Ramblers Baarmy over Sheep Advertising
Manufacturers, within their own brand will have many different sub-brands or ranges. As consumers and retailers we automatically understand this. If I was to buy something from the Berghaus Extrem or The North Face Summit Series ranges for example, than I would know that I would be buying a product primarily designed for active use … Continue reading Berghaus Delta Range
At only 950 grams the Nordisk Telemark 2 LW is currently our lightest 2 person backpacking tent. It is suitable for 3 season use, even in high winds and has plenty of useful features. Pitching Pick the tent up in its stuff sack and it feels lovely and light. Nordisk have made sure that its … Continue reading Nordisk Telemark 2 LW Tent Review
Well, we did it! We got round the Yorkshire 3 Peaks' course despite Martyn falling into a bog, losing the path, and myself and Daniel detouring to "save" a sheep. But the main thing is that we have raised almost £300 for St. Rocco's Hospice, and we had a great day in the process and … Continue reading Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Sunday Afternoon Stroll