Category Archives: General

A short trip around Ingleborough

I have found more and more that work gets in the way of weekend trips. The time I finish often late on a Friday I’m often too knackered to go away for the weekend, particularly in the winter period when … Continue reading

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Version 2 of my video series on the Wickiup 3 tent

I wasn’t happy with the first version of the third video in my series. Here is the new version.

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Nigor Wickiup 3 SUL tent options

Three videos showing the various options you have using this pyramid tent. To ensure I have communicated the right weights for the various options, I have detailed these below. Option 1 Wickiup flysheet – 675g + Chinese Silnylon inner – … Continue reading

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Video post – 3 days backpacking in the Lakes

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Mountains, Deserts & Cities – a trip to California – Part 1

A trip abroad was long overdue. The last few years have been spent doing up our old house, moving and doing up our new one – well at least starting on it!  We always enjoyed the fantastic scenery of  the … Continue reading

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A short walk in the Galloway Hills

Just a picture post on my blog. We intended to be out longer than we were, but gale force winds forecast with late snow was enough to shorten our route, but it was great to get out and have a … Continue reading

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Snow shoes on Buckden Pike

If I can get out tomorrow and get up to the Peaks I will have an outing with my snow shoes, although the weather forecast suggests a windchill of minus 17C  – will I go or will I stay under … Continue reading

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A different landscape

This is different from my posts about mountains and wild places. This is  a post about gentle rolling hills and places in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds, where I live. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and far from the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Outdoor Gear

I came across a gem of a website back in 2010 and posted about it then. A lengthy discussion was had last week about gear from the 70’s and 80’s.   I am re-posting this  as the link has changed … Continue reading

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Off to the Lakes

I am off today to the Lakes for a five day backpack involving two big loops from Keswick. I am looking forward to this and meeting friends on the fells after two days walking.  I will be taking a new … Continue reading

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