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Month: April 2014

What Gear To Pack For A Day Hike In The Woods

What Gear To Pack For A Day Hike In The Woods

When we head out for multi-day hikes, we’re usually quite considered in our choice of equipment. As soon as a trip involves spending at least one night out, we’re usually found reaching for appropriate sleeping equipment, a cooking pot, a means of lighting a fire or a stove, a head-torch, and toilet paper amongst other things. Of course there is a section of the readership of this blog who, like me, also like to spend time outdoors using less, building…

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Snugpak Travelpak 3 Sleeping Bag Review

Snugpak Travelpak 3 Sleeping Bag Review

People seem to visibly cringe when they ask me about sleeping bags. The conversation goes something along the lines of “Paul, I’d like to buy a new sleeping bag, what do you recommend? What do you actually use yourself?” “Well, I have half a dozen sleeping bags” “What?!” “Well it depends on where I’m going, what time of year and how I’m travelling”. People calm down a little at this stage as they start to understand the logic. A Sleeping…

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