TGO 2016 Preparations

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

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Repair, reuse, recycle

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.

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TGO-C 2016 2 Days to go

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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.

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Why Layering?

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Why layering? Our book comes to the conclusion that the ‘3 layer system’ is ‘past its sell by date’ and needs revision.

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Keeping stuff waterproof

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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.

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The sleeping mat : the Karrimat story

The sleeping mat : the Karrimat story

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?

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