Friday, April 05, 2013

Bob’s new site

There’s a brand new Backpacking Light site and either there is loads of new gear or I just couldn’t find it before! Anyway, take a look – HUGE improvement!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Fifty quid tarp

A lovely tarp for not a lot of money from Alpkit. Check it out. And just look at all those colours!

Do more tarp camping in 2013.

Hypalon reinforced lifters. (showing Kelp Rig [7])

Monday, November 05, 2012

Boy oh boy. Roll on winter…


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Off to the Brecon Beacons again…

But this time, it’s all about the music.


We are making our annual trip to the Greenman Festival, just outside of Crickhowell. it’s a festival for those that don’t like festivals – laid back, non-corporate, relaxed but big enough to draw some big acts.

You won see Jessie J or other Radio1 fodder, but we’ve seen Mumford and Sons, Flaming Lips, Villagers and Laura Marling over the past couple of years – so you get an idea of the flavour.

So 4 days of great company, music, food and wine against a backdrop of Welsh mountains. Get you tickets sorted for next year, even if you shudder at the thought of a festival loo. You’ll have a great time and come and say hello.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beacons Backpack

Can the guys that emailed me about a Beacons backpack contact me again please? Got some ideas for you!


Monday, November 28, 2011

10 years ago today…


10 years ago today, my eldest son was born.

He has spent his life enjoying the outdoors, joining me on bushcraft courses, wildcamps, hikes, climbs, MTB rides, Wainwright bagging and a multitude of other random (and sometimes harebrained) outdoor experiences.

A couple of weeks ago, he became a Sixer in his Cub pack. I was delighted as the Scouts shaped my enjoyment of the outdoors. I hope he sticks with it as he gets older.

Over the past 10 years he has developed into a smart, articulate and very confident young fella – he makes me proud every single day of my life. His two younger brothers (aged 3 and 5) are another story altogether ;)

Happy Birthday Aaron, you are a fab son, adventure companion and friend.

Dad x

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lusting after a Montane Sabretooth

Must be the good reviews and the (perceived) versatility of a softshell, but I’m really wanting one of these.

I never thought I'd say that about a softshell.

Anyone have one? What do you think? Will it keep ‘some’ rain off?

PTC likes it.