Review: DD Hammocks 3 x 3 Tarp – from Above & Beyond

Thinking back over some of my “wild camping” trips years ago, camping out with my mates equipped with barely adequate provisions for even the fairest weather, let alone the unavoidable downpours of rain that always seemed to appear from nowhere. Those... read more

Review: Fällkniven A1 Pro – Professional Survival Knife

When I look for a knife to carry out in the field with me I am looking for an all purpose tool that could potentially take on the duties of a hatchet or saw (if I feel like travelling light) for wood preparation, also to be useful for cooking, harvesting tinder or... read more

Cooking up some brecky on my new Ghillie Kettle

I can think of dozens of times in the past when I would have been extremely grateful for having a Ghillie Kettle with me. To brew up a nice cup of tea, to cook something up for supper, or just to warm me up while I was stuck out in cold weather camping.  Now that I... read more

Review: Wisport Sparrow 20L Rucksack – A-TACS FG

I have been on the lookout for a small modular / tactical pack for a while now for day trips out, either hiking, fishing along the coast, and even stopping out overnight (travelling light, as I often like to). I jumped at the chance to review one of the Sparrow 20L... read more

Review: Condor T&T MOLLE Pouch – A-TACS AU

Military 1st sent me a Condor T&T Pouch (in A-TACS AU Camo) to try out. Although I was already familiar with Condor tactical products, I hadn’t used any before and so I was really pleased with the strength and quality of the construction of the pouch (made... read more

Review: Leatherman “Wave” Multi-tool

Some say that your not a real man until you’ve got a multi-tool. I started with a pen-knife that my dad bought me from a shop in Oban (in Scotland) when I was 12. That was the moment when I felt properly grown up. His words of advice were “be careful with... read more

Review: Zippo Hand Warmer

I recently got my hands on one of Zippo’s hand warmer units to try it out whilst out and about exploring. I have never really been a glove wearer, being a fisherman with all the knot tying, baiting up and unhooking fish it just seems like they would spend more... read more

Review: Shimano Baitrunner 8000 OC (Oceanic) Fishing Reel

I have put together this feature to cover Shimano’s Baitrunner OC fishing reels, also referred to as the Shimano Oceanic USA Baitrunner series. An absolutely brilliant reel for the money and arguably one of the best medium sized fixed spool reels for all round... read more

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