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!
Friday, April 05, 2013
Monday, December 17, 2012
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.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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
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, 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.