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The Original Outdoors Blog

We’ve had a blog page on the Original Outdoors site ever since, well, we’ve HAD a website. The posts are a random mixture of UK-centric outdoor articles, opinion pieces, trip reports, gear reviews and even some video tutorials.

Most of the reviews are written by Richard Prideaux, with occasional blog posts by guest writers and contributors.

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    REVIEW: Firepot Dehydrated Meals
    July 20, 2018 by
    Firepot are a relatively new supplier in the UK expedition food market but the information both on their website and what I had heard from other users was encouraging. I’ve been trying them out on wild camping and bivvying trips over the past few weeks – and so far I haven’t died. Continue reading ...
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    REVIEW: Olight I1R EOS Key Ring Torch
    June 27, 2018 by
    Cheap, stupidly-bright Chinese LED torches have been around for several years now and there are many to choose from. I’ve used several over the years with varying degrees of success – and to be perfectly honest my hopes weren’t THAT high for this tiny keyring torch from Olight when it was offered as a review item. But it turns out to not be that bad – in fact, to be quite good. With a few important caveats that I will come to later… Continue reading ...
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    MSR WindBurner Group Stove System Review for UKHillwalking
    April 20, 2018 by
    The MSR WindBurner range has been updated for 2018 with a wind-resistant remote canister stove, new pans and even a huge 4.5L stockpot. Richard Prideaux has been reviewing it in the mountains of Snowdonia and Scotland over the winter of 2017-2018 for UKHIllwalking.com Continue reading ...
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    REVIEW: Helikon-Tex Classic Army Fleece
    April 7, 2018 by
    Rugged fleece jacket with windproof membrane Helikon-Tex have been on the radar of outdoor enthusiasts and professionals, hunters, military personnel and security contractors for a couple of decades now, and they produce good kit. I have been wearing the Helikon-Tex Classic Army fleece for nearly 5 months and I think I’ve got a good angle on it now – it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damned good. Continue reading ...
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    REVIEW: First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus Bag
    September 28, 2017 by
    MOLLE Day pack with versatile compartments From a distance the First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus looks like pretty much any other MOLLE daypack - webbing systems along the vertical surfaces, zipped compartments and compression straps. I admit to having a bit of a prejudice towards MOLLE packs. The MOLLE/PALS system (Modular Light Load carrying Equipment) works well with small packs and pouches, and is great for quickly changing the gear carried on say, body armour or a tactical vest. It doesn’t work as well when it comes to... Continue reading ...
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  • A Private Adventure on Anglesey
    A Private Adventure on Anglesey
    November 21, 2017 by
    Every year we are asked to put together a private training day or adventure for somebody. This particular client first came to us in 2016 and asked for a 50km day in the mountains of Snowdonia for him and his friends - which we put together and executed one cold day in November. This year he wanted to push it a little further, and asked for something a little more exciting. After compiling a few route options they picked a run along the Anglesey coastal path - but how to get them to the start? We had spoken to the team at...
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  • We want your outdoor questions!
    November 20, 2017 by
    We want your outdoor questions! Pretty much every week we receive an email, Facebook message, Twitter DM or comment somewhere that is asking for advice, information or just somebody asking for help with their own adventure. Of course we try to help as much as we can, and it's not unusual to find ourselves on the phone for quite a while talking through one subject or another. This has given me an idea - why not make this more of a public process? The questions we get are often very similar to each other and I know that more people would possibly benefit...
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  • What’s with all of the gun videos recently?
    November 20, 2017 by
    What's with all of the gun videos? Is Original Outdoors a gun channel now? Well... No. But for the UK it's closely related to one of the subjects that we ourselves are closely associated with - foraging and wild food. Due to a number of UK laws the most accessible, legal and ethical source of wild meat for the keen forager is probably via a sub-12ft/lb air rifle. It's potentially a huge subject with a lot to explore, and to be perfectly honest there is a lot of very poor information online. We are pulling together a series of videos running through the...
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    REVIEW: First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus Bag
    September 28, 2017 by
    MOLLE Day pack with versatile compartments From a distance the First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus looks like pretty much any other MOLLE daypack - webbing systems along the vertical surfaces, zipped compartments and compression straps. I admit to having a bit of a prejudice towards MOLLE packs. The MOLLE/PALS system (Modular Light Load carrying Equipment) works well with small packs and pouches, and is great for quickly changing the gear carried on say, body armour or a tactical vest. It doesn’t work as well when it comes to... Continue reading ...
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