Tag Archives: Alpkit Pipedream 400

Cleaning Sleeping bags

 Eventually all sleeping bags will get dirty after prolonged use. You can do this yourself, but with down bags this can be a long and involved process and difficult to dry in the autumn and winter time.  My Alpkit Pipedream … Continue reading

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Knoydart trip – gear roundup

Summary of new or notable gear taken on recent Knoydart  trip. Backpack – Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 I have struggled for a while to find a comfortable backpack, that is to say, comfortable for me. I have used for … Continue reading

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POE Peak Elite AC Regular Sleeping Mat

Whilst I have been very happy with my Thermarest Prolite mat, I was seduced by the prospect of further weight reduction and importantly smaller pack size after reading some initial reviews of the product by several fellow bloggers. Here is … Continue reading

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-10C : great for a gear test !

As I said in yesterday’s post, I decided to camp out in our field, giving me a opportunity to do some preliminary testing prior to my next trip.  It was forecasted to be -5/6C overnight, but turned out much colder … 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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