Posted: May 9, 2016
TGO 2016 trial overnight. It’s the journey that counts, when you have to carry everything it’s the ultimate discipline, favourite much loved garments and kit are set aside by the discipline
Posted: May 11, 2016
Repair, reuse and recycle, can sometimes be a faff, sometimes time consuming, sometimes daft because the next version is so much better performance. But it’s also satisfying to rescue a favourite piece of kit and prolong its performance life, even if only for a short period.
Second, third and fourth thoughts. I need a bigger pack. Have always been a believer that a small pack is the first line of discipline to going light.
Why layering? Our book comes to the conclusion that the ‘3 layer system’ is ‘past its sell by date’ and needs revision.
Keeping stuff waterproof is about baking it in. In practise it is more or less impossible to maintain waterproofs at the same level of water repellency as when new.
Posted: June 8, 2016
The piece of lightweight gear which became the symbol of outdoor activity in the 1970s was the Karrimat sleeping mat. Ever wondered how it was developed?