Monthly Archives: August 2010

Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

As reported in my last post, I now have my replacement Power Lizard UL tent (see previous post for reasons) and this weekend I have had chance to review the tent, post up pitching instructions and put out a couple … Continue reading

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Replacement Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

Back in February, I purchased one of these tents and I have been very impressed with the space, weight and speed of pitching.  I found out through a post on blogpackinglight that the end poles supplied on some of the … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Day walk – 16th August – Blencathra

This was the second day walk in the Lakes, while I was on holiday with the family. We were staying near Blencathra with the motor home, so it gave me an idea opportunity to walk from the campsite and tackle … Continue reading

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Gear Review – OMM Trio Chest Pouch

The OMM Trio Chest Pouch is a very useful piece of kit enabling easy access to gear during your walk such as maps, GPS, phone, camera and snacks.  It attaches easily to OMM packs such as the Jirishanca and with  … Continue reading

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A walk up Lingmell – 13th August

Left North Wales on Thursday, the weather was going to be rubbish in Snowdonia and therefore I abandoned my plans of doing the Snowdon Horse-shoe.  Looked at the iPhone app for Meteo Blue and found that the Lake District was … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Day Walk 11th August – Moel yr Ogof & Moel Lefn

A short day hike visiting two 2,000 foot (600 m) plus mountains south of Beddgelert Forest, Snowdonia, Wales. Route : Forest Commission Car Park – Beddgelert Forest – Hafod Ruffydd Ganol- Hafod Ruffydd Uchaf- Meillionen – Bwlch Meillionen – Moel … Continue reading

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Music for backpacking

Last night I was going through my music on the Iphone and was idly making up a list of music for backpacking.  Here is my top ten – what is yours ? Yes I know this list is stuck in … Continue reading

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First ‘test – drive’ of Terrocs 345 GTX

Yesterday I bought  a pair of Terrocs 345 GTX ( See previous post to this).  I took them out for short walk up Blencathra today to give them their first test.  I wore the shoes with some mid weight Smart … Continue reading

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Inov 8 Terroc 345 GTX – first impressions

Now in the Lakes with the family  and decided to spend some time going around the outdoor shops in Keswick today.  My TNF Hedgehogs are starting to wear quite a bit on the soles, so I decided to look at … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Cadair Idris – 9th August

Route – Doleinion Camp Site – Car Park at Minffordd- Minffordd Path to Llyn Cau – Criag Cau- Cadair Idris (Penygadair)- Mynydd Moel – Nant Cadair- Car Park at Minffordd – Doleinion Camp Site. In Wales at the moment on … Continue reading

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