I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in the New Forest. This wonderful place was enjoyed together with a good friend and fellow outdoorsman. The aim was to practise some winter bushcraft and of course relax in the tranquil surroundings. However the fickle weather soon ended that! We practised night walking and did some product reviews in the thick mist and almost constant drizzle. Some of the kit we were testing
We practised night walking and did some product reviews in the thick mist and almost constant drizzle. Some of the kit we were testing
The night walking was even more of a challenge this time compared to my recent trip. The thick fog reduced your vision dramatically. In mist you soon find that your head torch on white light is actually just as blinding as the mist itself. It’s far better to use red light and the silhouettes of trees against the sky and reflections of water to help you on your way. Nothing can help if you if your path has been flooded of course and thinking on your feet is the only way you will find another way around. This is where a GPS is a must, read about my night walking article here.