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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]