With all the recent snow, it was a perfect opportunity to test my new winter gear set up. I sleep cold…. VERY cold. I suffer from Raynaud’s and therefore I have poor circulation. It’s important to keep warm when sleeping, so I hope you enjoy this video as I test my new winter gear set…

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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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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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Pimp your walking poles. Make them stand out from the crowd.

If you have walked the Camino then you will recognise the familiar sight of lots of rather similar looking walking poles all clumped together in a bucket at the front of the Albergue. I have known other pilgrims walk off with the wrong poles (and the wrong walking boots!) by accident, so it’s important to…

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Geocaching in Northamptonshire

On a very foggy and misty Sunday morning in December I drove a short distance to a small village in Northamptonshire, not far from my home to have a mini-adventure. Every now and then it is good to just get outside on your own on the hunt for treasure. Or, in my case, little plastic…

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