Kammok’s Ultralight Camp Kit is a minimalist backpacking hammock setup that includes the: Roo Single UL Hammock, The Kuhli UL tarp, and the Python 10 UL Hammock Suspension Straps.
The REI Rainier Rain Jacket is an inexpensive but well-featured waterproof/breathable rain jacket that can be used year-round for hiking and backpacking.
On this day thirty-four years ago I was approaching Squaretop Mountains and the Wind River Range on the Continental Divide Trail. It was my seventy-second day and when I set up my tent that evening I'd walked 995 miles from the Canadian…
This podcast features the effervescent artist Katie Tunn. Katie has a thing about islands and has just embarked on a challenge to bivvy camp on 82 of them around the UK.
The Gregory Amber 44 is an adjustable-length women’s backpack that’s large enough for overnight backpacking trips but also suitable for more technical hikes when you need to carry extra gear or layers, such as winter hiking.
In this podcast we catch up with Dermot Cosgrove who we spoke to back in Podcast No 482 as he was completing his prep in 40C heat of North Africa before walking the 620km trek though Iceland.
Mount Guyot is a 4000 footer (4580′) located near the centre of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, almost exactly halfway between Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch, as the crow flies. Pronounced “Gee-oh”, with a hard “G”, it’s named after the…
One thing many of the past centuries great explorers have in common is a soft spot for a good wristwatch. Think Buzz Aldrin and his Speedmaster, or Ed Hillary and his Rolex. Afterall even on the surface of the moon or on the summit of…
Thirty-seven years ago today I was on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Castle Crags Wilderness Area in Northern California. I've been thinking about the PCT again as I've just finished reading Tim Voors' The Great Alone about his recent PCT…
Last week I was down south in Manchester at the Outdoor Trade Show, wandering hot, stuffy windowless halls looking at gear designed to be used in the open air and wild places.
An interesting two days up at the Outdoor Trade Show in Manchester, in numerous ways.
Vidda Pro Pants are tough hiking pants made by Fjallraven and constructed from Fjallraven’s G-1000 fabric which is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
Axes are great. I use them every week, and have been swinging them around for at least 20 years. They are versatile tools, and as important as a crafting item as an outdoor safety/survival tool. I couldn’t do my job without one.
Wild places always call. Sometimes the weather does too. Blue cloudless skies, hot sun, the mountains sharp and clear. I couldn’t resist. So I went to Braeriach for a circular walk with a high camp that I think takes in just about…
The Patagonia Houdini Jacket is an ultralight jacket designed to help you stay warm in cool windy weather.
Just a few kilometres south of the Artic Circle it isn’t the most welcome environment with temperatures at their height in the summer just topping 10C with daylight which lasts virtually 24 hours, it doesn’t make for a good night sleep.
The Lifesaver Liberty Water Purifier Bottle is an all-in-one water purifier system with a pass-through water pump that can also function as a water bottle.
I haven’t been out much recently. Here’s why....
Few moments in life compare emotionally to what occurs when someone holds a first grandchild. A friend who joined the ranks wrote, “He was only thirty minutes old, but I’d already taken him fishing six times!”
The Hyke & Byke Antero 15 is a hybrid ground sleeping bag and hammock peapod insulation system meant to lower the cost of entry into outdoor recreation.