Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Extreme Food for Adventure Racing and Backpacking

Deciding what food to take when you are backpacking can be a difficult choice. Its always a balancing act between nutrition, energy, taste, longevity, weight, volume, ease of preparation and cooking time. Fortunately we now have a way of making that choice much easier for you! Our new range of meals from Lancashire based company … Continue reading Extreme Food for Adventure Racing and Backpacking

What have outdoor brands ever done for us?

Recently I read a question about the failure of waterproofs on an outdoor forum. The explanation was that the moisture had come from sweat due to the waterproofs wetting out in the persistent rain. I suggested cleaning & treating the waterproofs with Nikwax products, whilst another forum member suggested using a similar product from Aldi … Continue reading What have outdoor brands ever done for us?

"Superman among trekkers" Andrew Skurka's Hiking Clinic

You may recall a while back we did an interview with Andrew Skurka following his 7 month Alaska-Yukon-Expedition. Since then there has been plenty of interest in Andrew from all parties, including National Geographic who called him a "superman among trekkers", a sentiment we fully agree with a Cheap Tents. In April, Andrew visited the … Continue reading "Superman among trekkers" Andrew Skurka's Hiking Clinic

Xplore the Forest with a Great New Mobile App

Forest Xplorer is the Forestry Commission for England's free mobile app, for Android and iPhone. The app, which you can download today, is a great little companion app to have with you whether you enjoy a walk in the forest or enjoy camping in the forest. The app is one of the best guides we've … Continue reading Xplore the Forest with a Great New Mobile App