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Inn Way guidebook author Mark Reid has just completed his 10,000th walking mile in style.
Ever wondered how many miles you've walked? Innway guidebook author, Mark Reid, a man after our own heart, decided to keep track and he's just racked up his 10,000th walking mile...
When I gave up my job as an area manager with a large brewery back in spring 1997 to concentrate ... Continue reading
See how Danish brand Nordisk tests its tent designs in this graphic video
Danish tent brand Nordisk tests every one of its tent designs in a wind tunnel in order to simulate extreme conditions and it's fascinating to see just how the tents deform in high winds and the impact as the windspeed is ratcheted up in stages of 2.5m/s from the equivalent of ... Continue reading
Just because something's designed to do one thing, doesn't mean it can't excel at something else.
Just got an e-mail from Neil Mcadie of Rab and Podsacs which got me thinking. The gist of it was that Neil thought maybe we were doing the new Pod Lux 35 a disservice in our recent preview story.
His point was that our story made it sound like the Lux 35 ... Continue reading
A quick dip into John Beatty's stunning new book of wild photography.
We get a fair few books in for review here at OM and all sorts too – straightforward factual walking guides, epic tales of mountain disaster, slightly odd survival manuals, but the ones we really look forward to tend to be either biographical stuff or collections of photography.
So when John Beatty's ... Continue reading
Video of SOTO's ingenious Micro Regulator stove in action.
We've just run a quick news story about the interesting OD-1R Micro Regulator stove from Japanese outdoor specialist SOTO - it's an ingenious and very light canister-top stove that's claimed to be around 12g lighter than an MSR Pocket Rocket, but what marks it out are a couple of very ... Continue reading
Everything you need to survive the apocalypse in a handy box and a book...
Every so often survival things arrive in the post, usually they take the form of books by either Bear Grylls or the other chap, er, Ray Mears. Sometimes there's quite useful information about navigation or shelters and there's always a handy page or two about snaring rabbits, but generally they tend ... Continue reading
New fabric mixes the best of merino wool and cocona fabrics for base layer performance.
Merino wool's great stuff - it doesn't smell, it's really comfortable against the skin in hot or cold conditions and it's produced naturally by fluffy merino sheep. It's not scratchy like other wool, because the individual fibres are much finer, giving it a soft feel.
But it's not all good. Don't believe ... Continue reading
... and today belongs to Patrick, the Whites Outdoors micro pig...
This made us smile - Patrick the micro pig from Whites Outdoors in Ramsbottom, TV celebrity, victim of ridiculous legislation and now poster pig for his very own saint's day. Plus if you're very, very quick, you could spend more than £50 at the store and land a free pie and ... Continue reading
Rab's versatile Vapour-rise gets a warmer version for winter - 21st century pile-Pertex anyone?
Just back from a day with the folk at Rab looking at the new spring 2011 kit that's in the shops now along with the latest from Podsacs, but we also had a peek at what's new later this year and one bit of kit in particular really stood out for ... Continue reading
Simple socks coming soon from the guys at Alpkit
Socks, they're great. Actually, they're mostly just socks. Or that's pretty much what the guys at Alpkit have decided. You don't need cunning air channels, or graduated, multi-density, zoned, differential padding, just a sock that's the right length, has terry loop padding where you need it and is durable and comfortable.
So ... Continue reading
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