Monthly Archives: October 2009

Brecon Beacons midweek walk (and er….run)

So, Wednesday this week found me with a few days off work, the kids packed off with the grandparents and my wife on a course in distant Swansea. Guilt free walking doesn’t raise its head very often and so I … Continue reading

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Montrail Streaks – an update

Back in the summer I bought a pair of Montrail Streaks (half price I might add!) and said I would give them a really good test and report back. For one reason or another I havent done that until now, prefering instead … Continue reading

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Autumn is here – albeit a warm one

Just a quick post to say that I was out and about walking today and the autumn colours were truly in full flow. The only odd thing was the temperature. It was 19 degrees Celcius. I dont think I have … Continue reading

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Lightwave T0 Ultra one man tent – a Review

Time for a review. I bought the Lightwave T0 Ultra about three years ago as a solo camping upgrade to my very old one man tent that I had had for 25 years. The brief was simple. Lighter than my … Continue reading

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Another Black Mountain Bivvy Spot!

In response to comments about my last choice of bivvy spots, I have included another of my favourites in the pictures below. This spot is a little further into the Black Mountains and is definitely more remote and reasonably unfrequented. … Continue reading

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A perfect bivvy spot

Here’s a picture of a favourite bivvy spot of mine in the Black Mountains. I cant tell you where because its mine you understand.  Its just off the summit of a distinctive hilltop looking towards The Sugar Loaf so work … Continue reading

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What makes a good trip when in the great outdoors?

I have been reading other people’s blogs and musing recently about what drives us to go into the great outdoors and what constitutes a good trip? Is it the planning of the trip and the working out of gear lists … Continue reading

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