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A backpacking trip for charity´╗┐

The walk was to be based around the Nine Edges challenge (designed by the Edale Mountain Rescue organisation) with extra miles at the start and end of the hike. The total mileage covered was planned to be slightly over 60 … Continue reading

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Choosing a shelter: the second of the Big Three

Backpackers need certain things from a shelter. Regardless of design or complexity a shelter has to have the following attributes: To be a waterproof sanctuary, A place to escape the wind The ability to withstand high winds and foul weather … Continue reading

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Vaude Bivi 1p -part 2

The Vaude arrived yesterday and today I got time to play with it. Sadly, it’s been tipping it down here all day so I pitched it inside the house. So, not a review of it used in anger but more … Continue reading

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Vaude Bivi 1p – Part 1

It’s nearly December so that means cold, and usually damp, weather in the UK. Not my favourite time of the year to go backpacking. I don’t mind dry cold but I hate damp cold as it seeps into everything. It’s … Continue reading

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The 20 Litre challenge: part 3.

I have been trying all summer to develop an ultralight system for summer backpacking trips of two nights. The criteria were basically a) a 20 litre daypack had to be used to carry everything needed to keep me fed, watered, … Continue reading

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The 20 litre challenge: Ultralight Challenge part one

I’ve set myself a challenge to be able to carry enough kit for a one, or two, night backpacking trip using a 20 litre daysack. The criteria are: Everything must fit inside the pack and nothing must be strapped to … Continue reading

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SOL Escape Bivvy : A review

As part of my quest to make a summer backpack weight of one kilo for shelter and sleeping system I was intrigued by this product. A waterproof, breathable sleeping bag weighing 240g and good to 10C was very enticing. In … Continue reading

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Golite Poncho Tarp review

Every backpacker wants to save weight so a piece of kit that will double as a waterproof and a shelter, fits into any bergen or daysack and only weighs 210g is a tempting prospect. A full set of waterproofs weigh … Continue reading

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