Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 – a few highlights

Not as much walking as I planned this year –  a familiar comment by me every year and most bloggers that I follow.  Grand schemes are planned in my head, without the realisation that life/work/ family commitments will block my ambitions . … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas

May I wish all my readers and fellow outdoor blogging friends a very happy and peaceful  Christmas.

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A short walk in the Wolds

I have not had the opportunity for backpacking or walking since late October. Just a few photos from a short walk 5 minutes drive from home. One of my favorite areas of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  The morning started off with … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Backpackingbongos:
Wind Wise Radio have a petition at titled ‘First Minister Alex Salmond: Stop the reckless siting of wind turbines in Scotland’s scenic landscapes’.  Please head on over and have a look and if you agree…

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Have Golite effectively pulled out of the UK market?

Golite have of late concentrated on the domestic market (USA) and now seem to be putting their emphasis on direct sales in the USA  and less so on distributors as far as I can see. Golite produce some good quality … Continue reading

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Long term review of PHD Minimus Down Jacket

I am entering the 4th winter with this excellent down jacket from PHD.  Luckily I purchased this prior to the winter of 2010, when temperatures dropped  as low as -19C at home and remained sub-zero for many weeks and became … Continue reading

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Is this the warmest sleeping bag ever made?

I am currently waiting for a PHD sleeping bag to be made for me for winter camping. I ordered it sometime ago in the sale that has just finished. The office admits that they are a bit behind with the … Continue reading

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The digital divide has ended (at least for me)

I now have my satellite broadband installed and after a couple of days of some sub standard speeds, everything has settled down and typically I am getting around 18Mbps download and 5.5Mbps upload, which is around 18-20 times faster than … Continue reading

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