Review: Hi-Tec Trek Go Activity Tracker

By now anyone who’s stuck to rash New Year’s resolutions to get fit after the excesses of Yuletide is probably struggling to keep it up, what with the novelty having worn off and the generally depressing state of being back at work for a few weeks now. What’s needed is some additional motivation. Continue reading “Review: Hi-Tec Trek Go Activity Tracker”

Target Dry Element Jacket – Updated Review

It’s been a couple of years since anyone’s sent me gear to review – not because I haven’t had the offers, but simply because I only accept those offers that fit into the type of activity I do and are the sort of thing I would at least consider buying myself. And being able to do the review justice. Continue reading “Target Dry Element Jacket – Updated Review”

Kitting up for the Cambrian Way

It was just as well I delayed setting off for the walk by a day, caused by a final flurry of work issues, as it took most of yesterday to get it all together. This was going to be a post on the final preparations for the walk, but in truth apart from booking the train tickets and deciding on gear there wasn’t much else to do. And everything fits in with the gear theme anyway. So here goes: Two things largely determine what kit to take – my overnighting plan and the weather. Overnighting: I looked at my original … Continue reading Kitting up for the Cambrian Way

Snowy Learnings of Cumbria for Make Benefit Glorious Walk of Cambrian Way

Hopefully you can see where I’m going with the title of this one… Continue reading “Snowy Learnings of Cumbria for Make Benefit Glorious Walk of Cambrian Way”

Which Pack ?

I bought a lot of gear last year. Oh boy, did I. Instead of spending it on accommodation on trips, I invested the cash on upgrading my kit and using it wild camping. Too much time on my hands probably also played a part. So this year, I need to spend less on gear and limit myself to a few key items. Continue reading “Which Pack ?”

Far Eastern Odyssey – The Debrief

Considering that the first attempt at this trip went tits up due to the weather taking umbrage at my presence in the Lakes, this second attempt went really well. This is a short post on why. Continue reading “Far Eastern Odyssey – The Debrief”

A more efficient camp routine is needed

Improving My Camp Routine

In case you were wondering, this isn’t a post about Dale Winton. Although I’m sure that would be a most worthy subject for a blog entry. Continue reading “Improving My Camp Routine”

Caldera Cone in action in the field

A Far Eastern Odyssey – Part 4: Bad Weather ? Bad Gear ? Bad Decisions ?

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.

Or so goes the proverb.  But it’s a load of sanctimonious bollocks… Continue reading “A Far Eastern Odyssey – Part 4: Bad Weather ? Bad Gear ? Bad Decisions ?”

The planned route

A Far Eastern Odyssey – Loading my Camel

There’s now only three sleeps left until I load up my camel, plant my feet firmly on the Silk Road and head to the Far East.  Well, the “Far East” of the Lake District, that is.  And I’ve started gathering some gear… Continue reading “A Far Eastern Odyssey – Loading my Camel”

The pressurisation system

Gear: Geigerrig RIG 1200 Hydration System

Living Review

It’s April 2012 and I’ve now been using this pack heavily on my walks this year.  But when I say pack, I do mean just the pack.  I love the pack itself – despite being claimed to be 19L it seems about the same size as my Berghaus Remote 30.  Consequently, I’ve found myself using it on every walk this this year as I’ve only been doing day walks.  I’ve even used it under semi-winter conditions in Snowdonia at Easter (by semi-winter I mean cold and with snow remnants still lying around but not enough to need crampons etc.) and it’s held everything fine. Continue reading “Gear: Geigerrig RIG 1200 Hydration System”