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For many people, roaming alone through the vast mountains of Norway, the Cairngorms in Scotland or similarly deserted hiking areas is pure fulfilment, the supreme discipline in hiking or trekking. The peace and quiet and self-imposed solitude make solo tours a very special experience. You are completely on your own and have to make all […]

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If you’re in the market for a simple-to-use stove, then an alcohol stove is the way to go. These stoves are affordable and barely require any maintenance. They’re fuelled by denatured alcohol, which is ethanol that has bitter additives to make it toxic and undrinkable. In outdoor use, the stoves have a special type of […]

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Regardless of whether you’re hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands or cycling through town in the rain, you’re bound to see The North Face logo somewhere along the way. There are so many people who swear by the Californian clothing brand. But, what is it about these clothes that makes them so popular other than their […]

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When you’re travelling in the great outdoors, your tent is your home. It’s a place you know you can always go back to when the weather takes a turn for the worse or you just need some rest and relaxation. But, in order for it to serve you to the best of its abilities, it […]

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“Why are you lying around the house again? Didn’t feel like going on? No, got diarrhoea…I guess the water wasn’t as clean as I thought it was…” It’s not at all rare to hear these or similar stories from fellow outdoorsmen who cut their trip short. Unfortunately, when you’re in the great outdoors – be […]

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It’s time for a new sleeping bag. And, not just any sleeping bag. This bag has got to be tough and durable. Its pack size and weight are less important for the time being. Over the course of this gruelling search for a new sleeping bag, you’ll stumble upon heaps of terms, including but in […]

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Everybody’s heard of it, but nobody really seems to know what it is. You mostly likely know it from the world of sports. Athletes of all kinds wear garments with Lycra. And even if the name isn’t explicitly stated, the material is still used, just under the guise of a different name: Elastane. The fibre, […]

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The dreaded sound of a loud ‘snap’ and that’s it – your pole is done for. Damage to your gear can really put a damper on the whole trip, especially when the damage is to your tent. After all, a tent is much more than just a shelter. It’s home, a sanctuary, a safe place that […]

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High-quality down is the very best when it comes to providing reliable protection in cold and dry conditions. But, what if it’s bucketing down and your clothes are getting all wet? Or what about when your insulating layer gets all sweaty from a really tough uphill climb? Well, this is where down reaches its limits. […]

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Picture this: You’ve been lugging around a heavy pack for hours in the pouring rain, trying to make the most of the bad weather. And to your surprise, you notice that underneath your waterproof jacket it doesn’t feel like a sauna, even though you’ve been sweating like mad. How’s that even possible? Well, the jacket […]
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