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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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Tarps versus tents

Not that many years ago abackpacker who aspired to be ultralight (or even lightweight) had to use a tarp as tents were much heavier. Silnylon has made the choice a littler harder as tents have become much lighter and a … Continue reading

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A brief backpacking escape

It was the early part of the merry month of May when I took the opportunity to escape to do some backpacking. My dad had been killed in a road traffic collision a couple of weeks before And I really … Continue reading

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Gatewood Cape revisited

A few weeks back I posted a long-term review of the Gatewood Cape on my blog. I found a picture of it not long after pitching when I was visiting the Well Dressings in Tissington, Derbyshire a couple of years … Continue reading

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Six Moons Designs Gatewood Cape: Long Term review

I’ve owned a Gatewood Cape and Serenity inner for three years or so now. Like most backpackers I suffer from shelter lust but the Cape is the shelter I keep returning to. I’ve done many trips using it be they … 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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