Monthly Archives: February 2012

A great advert for The Brecon Beacons?

Not sure whether to laugh or cry but apparently part of the build up to the Olympic Games is a series of tourist posters advertising Great Britain to the rest of the world. Good, yes? Should be but then apparently … Continue reading

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The Lightwave T0 – updated. The T10 is here!

Having owned and used a Lightwave T0 1-man tent a few years ago, it was with interest that I saw an updated version called the T10 which is out this year. Now I really liked the T0 as a tent but it … Continue reading

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The cost of outdoor gear – is expensive necessarily the best?

I was walking through Brecon the other day and found myself browsing the various gear shops there ( 🙂 ) and one thing struck me. That is apart from the fact that there are 5 dedicated gear shops and a few other shops … Continue reading

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Congratulations – a new life and a new family

A friend of mine, Neil Reeby (through walking, camping and originally via Outdoors Magic) has just had a baby girl with his better half. His daughter Alice was born at twelve fifty in the morning today, the 22nd February. She … Continue reading

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The written word …. how do you prefer yours?

A recent spate of book reviews, a discussion on Twitter and a quick check on my current collection has prompted me to write a post about the written word. Travel books, guidebooks and outdoor specialist books form a sizeable but not … Continue reading

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Best Walks in Southern Wales by Richard Sale – a book review

It is a well know fact that I like books. It is also a well known fact that I like walking. It is also unsurprising to know that I like Southern Wales (I live and walk here). Therefore when I … Continue reading

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Sugar Loaf Mountain whiteout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igK3m5b75-E I have managed to work out that I cant upload videos directly but can upload You-Tube videos….unless I am doing something wrong (this is a free WordPress account btw not upgraded) Anyway, video footage of me on my walk … Continue reading

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