REVIEW: Grisport Keeper Boot

REVIEW: Grisport Keeper Boot

I need most of my kit to just ‘work’. If I am aware of how my footwear feels on my feet then they’re probably demanding too much of my attention.
I purchased these boots two years ago (from a local retailer), and despite my best efforts they have refused to die. They are battered and the leather has some deep creases, but they are still comfortable and waterproof. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L Water Filter

REVIEW: Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L Water Filter

We were sent the Katadyn Gravity Camp water filter by our friends at UKHillwalking.com.

To read the full review of the Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L water filter please follow this link. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Flint and Steel Firelighting Kit 4.2.2

REVIEW: Flint and Steel Firelighting Kit 4.2.2

Traditional firelighting techniques should be familiar to anybody interested in the development of our species and forms part of our cultural heritage. A small kit containing a piece of carbon steel, a flint or other rock and some flammable material would be familiar to any self-reliant traveler from the past few thousand years, and this kit from Russian-based Flint and Steel promises something “suitable for anyone interested in camping, hiking or any other outdoor pursuit.” Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pedco Ultrapod 2

REVIEW: Pedco Ultrapod 2

A lot of our work involves photography or video, either on one of our Nikon DSLRs or Fujifilm compacts, or via a smartphone. It has always been a big part of our trips in the UK and overseas, and we always end up taking more camera equipment with us than we probably need – but with the penalty of extra weight and it taking up valuable space. Continue reading

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