With a new year upon us it was only fit to make a goal for 2019. I really wanted to see the seasons through, from winter to winter once again. With lots of mushy weather there was a little break in conditions and I headed to my beloved Dartmoor in winter to seek wide open space and that unmistakeable damp moor air.Read more
From commuting and solo trips to the forest the Lowe Alpine AEON ND33 rucksack performs well. Let’s see if this pack will work for you in our full review.Read more
The SpyderCo UKPK needs no introduction. It’s probably already being worn on the belts and in the pockets of some lucky people. If you are unfamiliar with this exceptional knife then lets discover its uses together.Read more
Sleeping in a hammock is a unique way to experience the woods. When out camping, practising bushcraft or even just to relax in. As winter creeps closer the temperatures will drop, especially at night. Retiring our hammock passion simply because it’s getting colder is not an option. So we need something to keep us cosy when in a hammock. The Thermarest Slacker Snuggler enables you to sleep out in a hammock throughout the year whilst staying warm and comfortable. Let’s take a closer look.Read more
We sharpen our tools in one of two places, at home or in the field. At home we can use large bench stones and a fancy set up to get exact angles and excellent results on our edges. In the field it is a different story entirely, where even finding a flat surface can prove challenging. The Fällkniven FS4 Flipstone is a field based sharpening tool. Let’s take a closer look.Read more
Three days spent walking though the great scenery of North Wales and sleeping in a bivi. Hiked the Glyderau and explored a little of Twll Du. Packing a light sleep system enables you to move with ease and not be weighed down with a large pack.Read more
The most robust designs are the simplest, as lower complexity in a system means there is less to fail. When you have to depend on kit it is vital to have something lacking in superfluous attributes. These soon break when you need them most leaving you short.
Esee have used some of the most tried and tested designs in the world to produce the Camp-Lore line of outdoor knives. The Esee RB3 is one of the most competent all round items of this line up. Let’s take a closer look.Read more
With the colder weather around the corner why not get ready for it now?
Clothing is always a little bulkier and heavier in winter, this is something you have to accept. Even if you can spend a lot of money on the lightest and warmest items you will still be carrying more weight than when in warmer conditions.Read more
The Karrimor SF Predator 80 – 130 is perfect for those longer trips in the backcountry, most recently I have used this rucksack in Finnish Lapland for a winter snowshoeing trip.
It’s a large, very durable and no nonsense expedition rucksack that is able to carry heavy loads long distances. Operating in colder conditions means you have to take more gear and supplies with you to be comfortable and operate effectively, all this requires a rucksack that you can depend on.Read more