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7 August 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Walking Poles7 August 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Walking Poles
This is an anti-shock article designed to take the horror out of selecting your perfect walking pole. Aluminium, Carbon Fibre, Anti-Shock, Uncle-Shock, we cover it all...


Walking Poles - Click here to read more


31 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Waterproofing31 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Waterproofing
When it comes to waterproofing and cleaning waterproof jackets there are a lot of options. Do you iron or tumble dry? Use soap flakes or Techwash? Grangers or Nikwax? Here we answer a few questions....


Waterproofing - Click here to read more
23 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Camping Stoves23 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Camping Stoves
Propane, butane, meths, kerosene, esbit, hexamine - what is this a rave or a camping shop. Stoves and their fuel explained...


Camping Stoves - Click here to read more
17 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Tents17 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Tents
Get your calculator out quick - if four people are camping, what sized tent would you buy? This and many other riddles are answered here ...

Tents - Click here to read more
10 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Grasmere10 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Grasmere
Grasmere isn't all about William and his opium-eating friends, it's not about daffodils, it's about death and fighting and poking out people's eyes.

Grasmere Facts - Read More...
3 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Sleeping Bags3 July 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Sleeping Bags
With the vast assortment of sleeping bags on the market it is sometimes difficult to make a decision. I'll try and help.

Choosing a Sleeping Bag - Read More...
19 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Sun Protection Clothing19 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Sun Protection Clothing
All clothing has a UPF rating but some are better than others. UPF means Ultraviolet Protection Factor. The higher the UPF the greater the degree of UV protection the garment offers...

Sun Protection Clothing - Read More...
12 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article on Lightweight Hiking Gear List Suggestions12 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article on Lightweight Hiking Gear List Suggestions
Okay, you're a hunk of a man (or woman) and have no problem lugging 20kg for 10 miles up a mountain, well done, but you're not going to feel too macho when your skinny friend is able to lug their, frankly, girly-looking 7.5kg pack up the same mountain - and the next one.

Here's a few suggestion on how to reduce your pack load.


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5 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Outdoor Clothing Fabrics5 June 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this article about Outdoor Clothing Fabrics
We get lots of questions about the different types of fabrics used on the outdoor clothing that we sell, so here's my effort to explain a few of the fabrics.

Outdoor Clothing Fabrics - Read More....
29 May 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this Article about Dehydration29 May 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this Article about Dehydration

My usual advice for dehydration in the lakes is open your mouth and tilt your head skywards. But this weekend it's actually going to be rain free and warm and, for once, there may be a danger of dehydration. So I've included a few dehydration pointers to help you out.


Dehydration - Click her to read...


22 May 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this Article about Derwent Water22 May 09 - Sent Out Newsletter - Included this Article about Derwent Water

Derwent Water - Some fact about the lake to impress your friends

Remember a few of these Derwent Water facts and your friends and family might finally think you're clever. It didn't work for me - but I won't stop trying.


Derwent Water Facts - Click her to read...


Interesting VideosInteresting Videos
Just found this great video of Danny MacAskill on You Tube. You've probably seen it, because 5 million people have, but just in case, I bunged it here so you wouldn't miss out

Danny MacAskill - Cycling
El Caminito del Rey
El Caminito del Rey or The King's little pathway is a walkway now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey.

Caminito del Rey - Scary Hiking Trail
Lightweight Hiking Gear Videos
Thought I'd get together a few of the videos on You Tube related to lightweight hiking. This is what I've found so far.

Lightweight Hiking Videos
Dan Osman - Speed Rock Climbing
Dan Osman climbs 400ft in 4min 25s - what more do you need to say.

Dan Osman - Speed Rock Climbing
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling
Hundreds of people, a very steep hill and some cheese...

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling
Jason Klass - Lightweight Hiking Videos
Jason Klass is doing his bit for lightweight hiking over there in Denver....

Jason Klass - Lighweight Hiking

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