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“More power”

Jeremy Clarkson

While I am no Luddite, I have never tended to carry much in the way of electrical equipment with me on hikes. 540 more words


Best of Baby 2015: Award Winners Announced!

We built strollers. We dissembled pack and plays. We applied diaper rash cream and tried baby food. And now we’re announcing all 90 products that stole the show in this year’s… 128 more words


Arm warmers

Rapha arm warmers

I am little surprised that these haven’t been adopted more widely by the hiking community. Developed primarily for cyclists, these are arm sleeves that work equally well for walking. 157 more words


La Sportiva's TC Pro: Worth the Dough?

When it comes to the TC Pro, there is really only one question to ask: “can I afford to buy these shoes?”  To this question, I will pose another: “can I afford not to?”  While the TC Pro requires little in the way of an introduction, allow me to give the Fringe’s Folly version.   535 more words



I feel incredibly guilty that I’m going on holiday.  It doesn’t matter that I’ve not taken a proper holiday for years, nor does it matter that it won’t be cocktails in coconuts in some tropical paradise.   470 more words


Sunday Countdown - 9 weeks to go

9 weeks.  Every Sunday I see my preparation time dwindling, and it’s surreal.  Having busted my ankle up the other day, I’m hyper-aware of needing to heal and strengthen it, but even now, it feels like the Camino is a daydream, and I don’t feel worried.   522 more words