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Camping: To Pee or Not to Pee…. 

… in pee bottles? That is the question.  I’m not as young as I once was (an obvious statement) and, as I grow older, I find my physical attributes changing. For one thing I now need to wear reading glasses – something that is certainly taking some getting used too! Another, more pertinent example for […]

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Gear Review: Bolse NewPower – One Charger to Rule Them All?

Bolse NewPower 40W (5V/8A) 5-Port USB Wall/Desktop charger     If, like me, you take certain electronic gadgets with you when backpacking then you know how quickly those wall charger plugs and cables can add up. Your phone has a charger right? What about your camera? Do you take a Kindle Book Reader with you […]

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Gear Review: Hi-Tec Eurotrek Waterproof Men’s Walking Boots

(Hi-Tec EuroTrek Waterproof Men’s Boot)   Footwear. We all know the importance of having the right footwear for walking and hiking and, with so many options available it can be – no, it IS – very difficult to find the correct footwear for our needs. And as our needs differ from person to person and […]

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Gear Review: PurifiCup® Portable Natural Water Purifier – First Look

PurifiCup® Portable Natural Water Purifier I was recently sent a PurifiCup® Portable Natural Water Purifier to test after I responded to a Tweet from @PurifiCup_eu alerting me to this ‘new to the UK’ water filtration system. I contacted PurifiCup® via email offering to test and review this intriguing water purification system during a two week […]

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Gear Review: The Lichfield Treklite 200 Technical Tent

I purchased the Lichfield Treklite 200 tent in 2008 and have spent over 230 nights in it (as of 04/05/2014], 10 of which were consecutive as well as many 2-nighter’s. I have camped in various weather conditions through all seasons and in different countries using this tent and this is my simple review based on […]

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Gear Review: 1200 miles with my Brasher Hillwalker GTX

  In September 2012 I walked the Camino de Santiago – a 525 mile hike across Northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. This trip was the reason I purchased the Brasher Hillwalker GTX hiking boots that I am going to review in […]