Monthly Archives: October 2009

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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Random Picture for the day – Dartmoor Pony in Snow

Here’s a picture I took whilst on a trip to Dartmoor back in March 2008. The first day was dry and cold but overnight and into the second day, the heavens opened and deposited a couple of inches of snow … Continue reading

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A Lake District Wildcamp (2008)

Here’s a trip report from back in February 2008. This was a trip born and planned on the internet (outdoorsmagic) between 20 or so like-minded people who had been chatting for some time but never actually met up. The destination … Continue reading

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Montrail CTC trail shoes – a review

Ok, back to the reviews. At this rate it will take a long time to review all my kit….! The Montrail CTC trail shoes have been my faithful companions for the past 3 years. Ok so I am on my … Continue reading

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Cloud inversions and blood red skies

I apologise for not having posted anything for a week but amongst other things I have been (and am still on) nights. Whilst this is an absolute disaster in terms of a social life and indeed any thoughts of really … Continue reading

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MSR Pocket Rocket – a review

Well, back to reviews for now. I bought this little beastie about 3 years ago when I was looking a for a lightweight gas burner to replace my vastly over heavy Trangia. Not having used gas for a number of … Continue reading

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