Review: Sea To Summit – Comfort Plus Sleeping Mat

I have been trialling the Comfort Plus Sleeping Mat by Sea To Summit for the last couple of months, and I will get straight to the point by saying it is the BEST sleeping mat I have ever used and I’ve tried quite a few over the years. The design and materials... read more

Review: Salomon Quest Origins GTX Hiking Boots

I’ve been really fortunate over the last couple of months to have had the opportunity to use a pair of boots from Salomon for my ventures. The Quest Origins GTX boots have been a superb addition to my hiking kit and currently my favourite hiking boots for... read more

Review: Deuter Traveller 80+10 Rucksack

I have been on the lookout for a large capacity rucksack to use mainly for bushcraft treks and longer camping trips, but also for general travelling use (family trips etc). I already have a variety of large holdalls, which I turn to on most occasions due to their... read more

Review: Pinewood Lappland Extreme Jacket

Following my recent review of the Pinewood Lappland Trousers, I have also now been able to get my hands on one of Pinewood’s Lappland “Extreme” Jackets (courtesy once again of, – many many thanks guys). Apart from the obvious fact... read more

Beside the Seaside

One of the good things about travel is that you get to explore and see some of the most beautiful coastlines you’ll ever come across. Are you struggling to choose a European coastal destination for your summer holiday? I’ve narrowed down the search with my top... read more

Review: Pinewood Lappland Trousers

A very long wet and windy winter in Cornwall led me into a spate of research on the internet, looking at what kind of technical clothing was out there for a bushcrafter on a budget. The effects of El Nino have been getting the better of me for the last 6 months, and... read more

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

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