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Expert Advice: Backpack, Daypacks, Rucksacks and Hydration Packs. 10 Back Types You Need to Know Before You Buy

If you’re off camping for the weekend, you’re going want something to put your things to that you’ve prepared, however, what’s that thing called. Across this website we’ve talked about rucksacks, daypacks, overnight pack and even hydration backs, however, what are the differences. BackPack Vs. Rucksack I generally talk about backpacks, but I have a …

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What Equipment Should I Get If I’m New to Hiking?

What Equipment Should I Get If I'm New to Hiking?

If you’re new to hiking in the countryside, I would not going out and buy anything until you’re sure you want to continue with your hobby over the long-term. Specialized hiking equipment tends to be expensive and in the case of walking boots, not something that you’ll likely be wearing outside of walking in the …

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Gear Review: Deuter Trail Pro 32 Backpack Review (Mens)

Gear Review: Deuter Trail Pro 32 Backpack Review (Mens)

For the record, I tested this model for a couple of day-hikes in the summer of 2019 with the plan to buy a decent winter daypack to carry my glacier walking equipment. In the end, I went with another winter daypack, not because there is a problem with the Deuter Trail Pro 32, but simply …

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Gear Review: Gossamer Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack Review

Kumo 36 Superlight rucksack

I’m a big fan of being “light” while I’m in the countryside. This doesn’t mean that I cut corners, but it does mean that I think about my backpacks and the gear that I take with me. My latest purchase has been a Gossamer Kumo 36 Superlight Backpack that will act as my daypack. While …

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UK Walks: Top Ten Coastal Walks

UK Walks: Top Ten Coastal Walks

The UK has some of the best walking and hiking in the world. If you want a challenge, how about Scafell Pike which is the tallest mountain in England, or Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, or even Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland. A challenge doesn’t just have to be climbing a mountain. …

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Expert Advice: How Big Is A 30 Litre Backpack?

Expert Advice_ How Big Is A 30 Liter Backpack

I’m a firm believer in hiking light no matter whether I’m on a day trip in the countryside or a five-day camping trip across Snowdonia. While it’s possible to buy backpacks up to 90 litres, I tend to pack light and therefore stick to the smaller sizes. Consequently, a 30-liter pack back, is the perfect …

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UK Walks: Mountain and Hill Types You Need To Know About

Mountain and Hill Types You Need To Know About

Across the British Isles, mountains and hills are categorised into lists based on height and prominence to each other as per the following criteria; Height – A height above 2,000 ft, 600 m, is considered necessary to be a “mountain” in the British Isles. Prominence – is the distance between neighbouring peaks. It’s generally assumed …

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