ancient wood

Have you ever walked through an ancient wood? As part of my 2021 goals I wanted to learn more about the natural world. Join me on this journey as I select a topic each week. On my morning sunrise walk earlier in the week I was listening to a podcast and the hosts were discussing…

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The best backpacking coffee

When on a backpacking trip there is nothing better than brewing fresh coffee and watching the sun rise from the comfort of your tent. For me, there is a fine line between good tasting coffee and convenience. I have tried the Jetboil coffee press and other filters that are made for backpackers, but it is…

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Fascinating facts about trees.

One of my goals for 2021 was to learn something new about our natural world each week. I started posting my learnings on Facebook, but then realised that the posts were quite lengthy and made for a great blog post. So join me on my weekly journey of discovery. This week I have been learning…

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Hiking tripods

I am a geek at heart and love gadgets for hiking but also for technology. I’ve experimented with all sorts of ways to produce good videos for YouTube (still working on that one!), but I have finally found a tripod that works for me. I have used gadgets such as a StickPic (a mount that…

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How to dry wet socks

There is nothing worse than walking in cold, wet socks! I absolutely love my Waterproof socks (just purchased a new pair of Waterfly socks here) but even waterproof socks eventually wet out if you spend hours in the rain. If you are on a backpacking trail and camping, then it is extremely difficult to dry…

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