REVIEW: Mountain Equipment Firefly Down Sleeping Bag

REVIEW: Mountain Equipment Firefly Down Sleeping Bag

I reviewed the 2019 Mountain Equipment Firefly down sleeping bag for UK outdoor news and discussion site UKHillwalking.com. It’s small, light and cleverly designed – but is it warm enough for a Welsh spring? Continue reading

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REVIEW: Grayl Ultralight Water Filter

REVIEW: Grayl Ultralight Water Filter

Water filters are becoming increasingly popular in the Uk hiking and outdoors market, and what was once seen as a niche item for overseas travel and expeditions are now starting to be habitually carried in the UK by adventurers of all types. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sea to Summit Alpha Pot Set 2.2

REVIEW: Sea to Summit Alpha Pot Set 2.2

The Sea to Summit Alpha Pot Set 2.2 is an integrated lightweight camping cookset that nests together. Richard Prideaux reviewed it for UKHillwalking.com Continue reading

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REVIEW: Firepot Dehydrated Meals

REVIEW: Firepot Dehydrated Meals

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: MSR WindBurner Group Stove System

REVIEW: MSR WindBurner Group Stove System

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: Therm-a-Rest Questar HD Sleeping Bag

REVIEW: Therm-a-Rest Questar HD Sleeping Bag

Richard reviewed the 2017 Therm-a-Rest Questar HD Sleeping Bag for UK outdoor news and discussion site UKHillwalking.com. Hydrophobic down – does it really work? Continue reading

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REVIEW: Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV Mat

REVIEW: Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV Mat

Richard reviewed the 2017 Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV Mat for UKHillwalking.com. A self-inflating mat that promises comfort without sacrificing weight or pack space. Worth the cost? Continue reading

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REVIEW: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

REVIEW: MSR TrailShot Microfilter

Compact pump microfilter for fast-and-light travel

It looks like a medical appliance and promises impressive performance – how does it hold up in the field?

I reviewed it for UKHillwalking.com, and you can read the full review here. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Helko Werk Black Forest Pack Axe

REVIEW: Helko Werk Black Forest Pack Axe

My collection of axes needs to be carefully monitored. If I don’t keep it in check they will spread out of the workshop and take over the rest of the house. There are a number brands in there – Gransfors, Hultafors and even a few Elwell hatchets that I keep meaning to rehandle. Do I need another axe? No. Do I want another axe? Continue reading

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REVIEW: Exped Scout Hammock Combi

REVIEW: Exped Scout Hammock Combi

All in one hammock, tarp and bug net

Our friends at UKHillwalking.com sent us the Exped Scout Hammock Combi to review – to find out what we thought you can read the full review HERE. 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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