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Month: October 2013

Way Out North: A Boreal Forest Foray

Way Out North: A Boreal Forest Foray

Recently a couple of the Frontier Bushcraft team and I took the opportunity to get away for a short foray in the northern wilderness. We only had a week to spare in between teaching and guiding commitments. Our destination area has no hiking trails and we were likely to see few people. The idea was to explore by foot, taking some food and camping equipment with us as well as investigate the resources available to us. We travelled to northern…

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Urban Wear Fit For The Wilds? UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Gilet

Urban Wear Fit For The Wilds? UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Gilet

Sometimes life produces interesting coincidences. Last month I was travelling on the London Underground – something I do only infrequently. I noticed a poster advert for UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Jackets. Not only did the words ultra, light and down catch my eye, but so did the price. £59.90 The outdoor clothing industry has always placed a premium on down clothing. The best is excellent, however, providing superb warmth-to-weight ratios. But it’s also the case that some products are packaged…

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