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How To Take Care of Your Axe

How To Take Care of Your Axe

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources | No Comments

This is a short tutorial explaining the basics of how to take care of your Axe. Your Axe is one of your most important and versatile tools, and as such should be well looked after. With a simple bit of basic maintenance, your Axe will remain in a good safe condition and will hopefully last […]

PCS Lightweight Thermal Windproof Smock Review

PCS Lightweight Thermal Windproof Smock Review

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Kit, Reviews | 4 Comments

British Army PCS Lightweight Thermal Windproof Smock – quick review. Specification The British Army has invested heavily in it’s new PCS (personal clothing system), and the thermal windproof smock is part of the ancillary items, envisaged to provide additional warmth to the basic system. The thermal smock is designed to be a replacement for the previous […]

Wildcamping in the Woods March 2014

Wildcamping in the Woods March 2014

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Outdoors | No Comments

This is a quick post about a recent weekend away wild camping in the woods at my favourite getaway. I know the land owner, so had 18acres of woodland to myself. The latest #RedMatter blog challenge, was to create a ‘photostory’- so here we go with my 3 day adventure.. hope you enjoy.. I found […]

FAQs – What do I pack for camping?

FAQs – What do I pack for camping?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources, Uncategorized | No Comments

I am often asked by friends and people who are perhaps new to the outdoors; ‘what sort of things do I take camping’. So as part of the regular #RedMatter blogging challenge, I thought I would write a short piece explaining some of the more important basic items that you will always need; Without a […]

5 things I don’t leave the house without

5 things I don’t leave the house without

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Kit, Resources | No Comments

This is a quick post to talk about the top 5 things that I never ever leave the house without.. Whether simply going to the shop, to work or further afield, these 5 items are always with me. 1. Multi Tool Gerber BG Compact Nice compact small multi tool contains a knife, saw blade, screw […]

KarrimorSF Predator30 Rucksack Review

KarrimorSF Predator30 Rucksack Review

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Kit, Reviews | No Comments

I had been  looking to replace my EDC (every day carry) rucksack for the past year or so, as my old and trusted Karrimor Spike25L was pretty much worn out after 14 years of almost everyday use. Though it had served me well, the lining was inevitably gone, a zip was on its way out, and […]

Interview with Richard Prideaux from Original Outdoors

Interview with Richard Prideaux from Original Outdoors

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | One Comment

As part of the regular #RedMatter blogging challenges I am involved with, I decided to interview Richard Prideaux for this article. Richard is the leading instructor and business owner of Original Outdoors based in Denbighshire North Wales which specialise in outdoor training and activities. Richard is a fully qualified Mountain Leader with Mountain Rescue Service […]

Effective Clothing Layers for the Outdoors

Effective Clothing Layers for the Outdoors

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources | No Comments

Layered clothing – the theory Much has been written and discussed over the years about the importance of using ‘Layered’ clothing system when facing the elements. It is clearly important to have a robust and flexible approach with the right clothing layers for extreme conditions, where there is a need for insulation, protection from wind/rain, […]

Buying Gore-Tex Army Surplus gear online

Buying Gore-Tex Army Surplus gear online

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Kit, Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | One Comment

This is a fantastic ‘guest blog’ post, which explains the tips and tricks needed when buying Gore-Tex (especially Army  Surplus gear) online. This has been kindly written by a true industry expert,  not just in marketing outdoor products online, but also with first hand experience of working with the direct sale of army surplus gear […]

Army Surplus Shops in Norfolk

Army Surplus Shops in Norfolk

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Resources, Reviews | No Comments

Boating Holiday on the Norfolk Broads and Army Surplus Supplies.. Whilst on a family boating holiday at the end of October 2013, and navigating around the beautiful Norfolk Broads, I managed to find and visit a couple of great local Army Surplus shops by chance. Independent Businesses ?  However this post hopefully will go further […]