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US Navy Gore-Tex Parka Review

US Navy Gore-Tex Parka Review

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Kit, Reviews | No Comments

Over the years, I have purchased and used a good range of Military Surplus clothing and equipment due the cost effectiveness when compared with equivalent civilian outdoor products, and also importantly for their general ‘tried and tested’ hard wearing quality. Last year I stumbled across a US Navy Gore-Tex Parka whilst browsing at a militaria […]

US Navy Digital Camouflage – Resource

US Navy Digital Camouflage – Resource

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Resources, Reviews | 2 Comments

US Navy Digital Camouflage History; Towards the end of the 1990s, the US Marine Corps began looking to update their combat uniforms from the standard US military woodland and desert equivalents to new digital camouflage patterns. These new designs were not only envisaged to be more effective in terms of camouflage capability, but also apparently […]

Exploring the hills above Treherbert in pictures

Exploring the hills above Treherbert in pictures

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Outdoors, Reviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I spent a night out in the hills above Treherbert with ALXMLS, and this is the trip in a few photos. So we parked up and began the trek up the hill towards the waterfall. The views looking back where we had climbed up through the valley were spectacular. As we moved up from the […]

My Favourite Rucksacks for Outdoor Use

My Favourite Rucksacks for Outdoor Use

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Kit, Resources, Reviews | 2 Comments

I am often asked why I have so many different Rucksacks – by friends, family and colleagues. So I thought I would explain this by summarising my favourite top 5 Rucksacks (in no particular order), whilst also hopefully touching upon my reasoning behind the different load carrying variations. Over the years there have been many […]

DAS25 Bushcraft Weekend

DAS25 Bushcraft Weekend

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Outdoors, Resources, Reviews | 3 Comments

One of my favourite surplus and outdoor suppliers, Denbigh Army Surplus recently celebrated 25 years in business, by arranging a wilderness adventure to say thanks to their customers and friends for their support over the years. So in conjunction with their local outdoor course specialists at Original Outdoors, they planned 25 hours in the wilderness with […]

A Burn in the Woods

A Burn in the Woods

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Outdoors | No Comments

A video we shot  (semi) wild camping in Aberdulais. Video by alxmls. Myself and alxmls had a great weekend camping at the end of October 2012, just as the winter weather was starting to kick in here in the UK. It was getting cold, but the woodland was magical, and the river was a perfect […]

Solo Wild Camping July 2012

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Outdoors, Uncategorized | No Comments

After a mad month with work and in the middle of a stressful house sale, I managed to book a week off to go wild camping with my trusty tarp to one of my favourite places in South Wales . The good thing about this area, is that has a small family campsite next to […]