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Best Bivvy Sack For 2020: This is What I Take It In My Daysack

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When I’m in the countryside for an overnight walking trip, taking a full-blown tent is hardly worth it, especially in the summer. It’s often Two-kilos of weight that I just don’t feel the need to carry. I have looked at buying an Ultra-Light tent in the past, and in all honesty, I had thought about …

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How Long Does It Take to Climb Ben Nevis

How Long Does It Take to Climb Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles with a summit of 1,345 metres (4,413 ft) above sea level. The summit is the highest land in any direction for 459 miles (739 km). The mountain is also a very popular destination with hikers attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents each year with climbers looking …

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Gear: Garmin eTrex 32x Handheld GPS Navigator Review

Garmin eTrex 32x Handheld GPS Navigator Review

Without a GPS device, it is nearly impossible to successfully complete a smooth hiking trip. In earlier days, hikers used to carry paper maps and compasses to find there way around the countryside, however since the introduction of GPS units into the market in the early 90’s, taking a handheld GPS unit with you into …

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Gear: Osprey Kestrel 46/48 Rucksack Review

Gear Osprey Kestrel 4648 Rucksack Review

The Osprey Kestrel 48 Rucksack has been designed for what I call off-beat travel plans. Basically, its the perfect backpack to step out onto hidden trails for a hike, while carrying your hiking and camping gear. The problem with off-beat trails is you never know how long you’re going to be out for on hills. …

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Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack Review (Men’s)

Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack Review (Men's)

One of the best large, men’s, camping backpacks on the market today is the Gregory Baltoro 75 backpack. It’s a brilliant backpack that allows you to stuff all your essential camping gear into a rucksack and put the entire load on your back with ease. The bag comes with a premium price, but a premium …

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Gear Review: Gossamer Gear The One Review

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear The One Review

Lightweight tents are the rage in 2020 as they have so many uses. Gone are the day when you either pack a daypack and head out for a walk knowing that you’ll return that same day. In this day, it’s possible to take “just in case” backpacks where you pack enough supplies for a couple …

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