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It can be fiddly to maintain and repair your outdoor equipment, but when done correctly, its lifetime can be significantly extended. That’s not just good for the environment, it’s also good for your wallet!

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Simon

Like any other piece of equipment, you should occasionally clean your stove. Although they usually work relatively well, if you want to use them for a long time, regular maintenance is recommended. Another aspect is safety – no one wants a gas stove nearby with petrol leaking from the fuel bottle. You should always make […]

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Jörn

Spring is just around the corner and both trails and roads are slowly becoming usable again. So, it’s time to get your bike out of the garage and get fit again. After all, it has been standing around almost all of winter and now needs some maintenance. With a few easy tricks, your bike will […]

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Jörn

There are lots of trail runners who love muddy trails. Who doesn’t? After all, you get to bring out your inner child! You know, the one who loved running through puddles and playing in the mud? But now as adults, after running on muddy trails for hours on end, we’re repeatedly faced with the problem […]

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Guest author

Everything from your blankets to your expedition suit – down has been a reliable and (rightfully so) extremely popular type of insulation: it is literally a featherweight and toasty warm! However, despite these excellent features, down does have some downsides (pun intended). If down feathers are exposed to dampness or moisture, they lose their loft […]

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Guest author

We outdoorsy folk tend to get a lot of use out of our fleece garments, so it goes without saying that they’re subjected to quite a bit of wear and tear. Regardless of whether your favourite fleece has burn holes in it from those nights by the campfire or is just beginning to show signs […]

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Guest author

There are some products that you can’t just buy on a whim. They’re either too expensive or so complex that you have to do all sorts of research before determining which one is right for you. When it comes to sleeping bags, both apply: not only can they be unbelievably expensive, but there is quite […]

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Anni

The upsides to down jackets are manifold: down provides an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, it’s fluffy and simultaneously compressible. Admittedly, there is one downside that never seems to go away: What happens if a rock tears a hole in your jacket, you accidently burn a hole in it at the campfire or that devilish little dog […]

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Simon

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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Guest author

A quality sleeping bag is one of the most important part of your kit, especially if you’re travelling with a tent. After all, if you are unable to sleep and regain your strength by night, you won’t be able to perform by day. In other words, a good sleeping bag is key. But, what if […]
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