Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sleeping Mats – A comparison of non inflatable pads

I did say that I would do a comparsion of non inflatable pads and here it is. I make lots of apologies upfront as the rating system I have used is purely down to my personal experiences and therefore not … Continue reading

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A Bothy-tastic weekend

Just a quick post to say back safe and sound from the Black Mountains. I took my kids with me to stay at the Bothy at Grwyne Fawr Reservoir over the weekend. We had a grand time. The weather was … Continue reading

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Coming soon! A review of non inflatable sleeping pad options

I have to admit that I have been at it again….. I took all my non inflatable sleeping pads and did a critical assessment of their various merits including weight, warmth, packability, robustness and size. I happen to like non-inflatable … Continue reading

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Bivvies and Bothies

Quick update on the weekend’s trip. I managed to get out and about to the Black Mountains on Saturday night with a walk around on the Sunday. The walk in to Pen-y-Gadair¬†fawr was done in the dark which although seems … Continue reading

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Coffee whilst camping – how do you do yours?

I am sure this has been done to death elsewhere but I felt its one of those little yet crucial ingredients for a great camping trip – how to do good coffee? If you are like me and live for … Continue reading

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Pegs part 3….

So, away I went for a overnighter and bimble in the black mountains this weekend. Whilst I was there I thought I would test out some different soils for my great peg experiment. In the first test back in the … Continue reading

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Pegs part 2……

Just before I dash out for my bimble+overnighter this afternoon, I think I have a method of assessing the staying power of my pegs. I have gotten hold of a¬†“fishermans hook” type balance that will measure weight up to 40kg. … Continue reading

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