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About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->

Still hanging around

Ok, so what’s been happening? In the past year, a huge amount and not all good. I wont go into details but its been pretty harrowing on times and so I haven’t really found the time or the inclination to … Continue reading

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The Black Mountains – a quick pic

My favourite area….miles upon miles of ridge walking and stunning views. Just a reminder to myself that its still there 🙂

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A good clear out but what’s left?

So in an effort to clear out some space, generate cash and get rid of stuff I dont use anymore I find myself with the bare bones of outdoor equipment. I have to admit I havent been able to get … Continue reading

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Quick question…..how cheeky is cheeky when it comes to asking for a shop discount?

I quite often ask for discounts for stuff I buy especially when in a physical shop and armed with a smartphone that can give me an instant internet price to compare goods with. With regards to outdoor gear I have … Continue reading

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Still around and a quick catch up

October….indeed it is. Fortunately a lovely sunny and dare I say warm October and a chance to get out on the CX bike around the Severn Estuary and in this case UNDER the second Severn Road Bridge 🙂 SO whats … Continue reading

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2015 and all that

Its been a long long time since I last did an entry to this blog. In fact its been so long that I have questioned whether I should continue it or not. Having been a blogger for a long time … Continue reading

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Nearly July!

Oops, its nearly July and I havent been blogging much. Lots going on. Lets see…. – got back into walking in the late winter/early spring with some fell running thrown in for good measure – cycling continuing a pace and … Continue reading

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