Category Archives: Gear

Gossamer Gear Gorilla, and a modification.

During 2009, I used a Gossamer Gear Gorilla for a number walks and was impressed with it, and wrote briefly about it here . However, with trips requiring bigger loads planned I moved away from the Gorilla to bigger tougher packs, ultimately … Continue reading

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Why am I not using Pacer Poles, at the moment?

As many of my readers know I have been a long term user of Pacer Poles, with one of the most important aspects in my view being the handles. However, it is the handles which are the only drawback for … Continue reading

Posted in Cascade Carbon Poles, Gear, Pacer Poles, What works for me. | 2 Comments

Camera gear Update

During my rehabilitation  from a knee injury along with the strengthening  of the ligaments around my knee I have been focussing on losing weight and developing efficiency in my gear selections. I have also been reconsidering the type of hiking I am … Continue reading

Posted in Camera, Gear, Olympus 12-40 mm 1:2.8 Pro, OMD EM 5 II, What works for me. | 3 Comments

Extracting and Locating

I have been a happy user of the Ruta Locura Sorex stakes for a while, having used both the 6″ and 9″  pegs with a number of shelters. Recently, I was reading The Lightweight Tramping Gear Blog of Rob McKay as he described the … Continue reading

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Tramplite Shelter

I became aware of Colin Ibbotson about 7 years ago via Andy Howell’s website . In those days Andy had a Colin Ibbotson page where Colin published his gear developments and modifications. Ultimately Colin took up a new profession, as … Continue reading

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What works for me: One pot

On my most recent long trips I have used the Jetboil Sol Ti, but there has always been one pot which I have considered when packing for a trip, it is the Evernew 900 ml (ECA 252). I purchased this … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol Stoves, Gas Stoves, Gear, Stoves, What works for me., Wood Stoves | 16 Comments

What works for me: A Warm Hat

Over the years I have experimented with many types of warm beanies (or hats), these have included those made out of wool and various incarnations of fleece. More recently I experimented with Down hats, but I keep coming back to … Continue reading

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