Monthly Archives: October 2010

Golite Pinnacle – First Impressions

Further to my post on Thoughts on Winter Gear Part 3 in which I discussed my ideas in relation to backpacks I was looking to purchase for winter use. Well after a good amount of thought and reading of fellow … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Winter Gear – part 3

This post deals with backpacks which would be suitable for winter.  Currently I have 3 backpacks, an old Karrimor which I don’t use now, a Osprey Aether 60, an excellent load carrier, but at 2.3 kg rather heavy compared to … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Outdoor Gear

I came across a gem of a website. I am sure it is known, but I have not seen it before.  I am posting about it just in case readers of this blog have not seen it before.  Apologies if … Continue reading

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Tree cover now at its highest for 250 years

It was good to see in the Sunday Times, that Britain’s woodland now covers 11,200 square miles or 11.8% of the total land area, the most for 250 years. This compares to just 5% at the end of the first … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Winter Gear – Part 2

This post deals with my thoughts on sleeping systems and by typing this, it helps me distill my thoughts so I will make the right decision – I hope !  As always I am glad to hear reader’s comments. My … Continue reading

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It’s a small world! – Great Knoutberry

I came across a new blog – well at least to me – Northern Pies – Mike Knipe today, I recognised his photo and his dog.  I had met him on top of Great Knoutberry back in  late January of … Continue reading

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