Review: Viking Anaconda Boa IV GTX – Technical Hiking Shoes

For adventures out and about around the coastline I need good, reliable footwear that can withstand challenges. A lot of my fishing marks require a hefty hike and most often involve climbing or scrambling down slippery rocks and mixed terrain. The shoe or boot needs...
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Wishlist: My Top 5 – kayak, reel, sonar gear, 6k digital camera, and 3 man tent

Wish List – SS17 I already have a whole bunch of really awesome gear, but it happens every year when the sun comes out  … and SS17 has already bought a whole load more “must have” cool things that I definitely need right away. Being realistic,...
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Review: Pinewood Extreme – Waterproof Baseball Cap

As a keen lure fisherman through Spring to Autumn here in Cornwall, I like to do a lot of sunrise or sunset sessions for the best chances of specimen Bass. I often like to wear a rimmed hat to cut out light from above (low set sun), most often being my trusty camo...
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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

Things to do in Montego Bay

Jamaica is a buzzy Caribbean island, famed not just for its incredible beaches but for its people, music, marine life, and scenery. Montego Bay, the island’s second biggest city, is a good place to base yourself on a holiday here. This way, you can enjoy a lively town... read more

Review: Grubs Frostline – Insulated Wellington Boots

In the words of Ned Stark “Winter is coming”, although down here in Cornwall its more of a 4 month long windy rain shower, we don’t usually get frost and snow thanks to the mild climate (something to do with the Gulf Sream). But with all that rain... read more

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