What a fantastic weekend, I've just spent 4 days in the Welsh hills with a fantastic group of students doing their silver Duke of Edinburgh award practice expedition. Weather was good and a I got a few opportunities to stroll up a few peaks whilst waiting for them, campsites were remote and apart from the mental stress of running this sort of expedition it was quite a refreshing break.
We finished yesterday at Llangorse lakes and whilst the students were getting changed for the trip
Updated 08-05-2012 at 12:53 by Lithril
Tomorrow should see me with a Frontier Stove to play with. We'll be bringing it to the Moot as well so you can all have a look and see what you think of it.
I think we'll get it straight into use tomorrow night with a camp out under the tarp
Thanks to Camping Solutions for sending it through so quickly
Updated 19-07-2011 at 16:08 by Tony
I've been using the Caldera Cone for a few years now and it really has been excellent, super efficient, clean and ultralight, the only downside has been the length of time to cook and the limitation of only being able to use Meths. We've recently been sent the titanium version of the Caldera Cone, designed for larger pots and will fit fully inside the pot. The beauty with TiTri Sidewinder is that it can be used with either Meths, Hexy Blocks or with the
Updated 27-07-2011 at 15:43 by Lithril
Lightwaves Ultrahike 60 arrived today, an ultralight bag capable of comfortably carrying up to 15 kg (18kg max). The bag is virtually waterproof with a watertight lid and large main compartment, side compression system and 8mm internal aluminium frame. The simplistic and non-cluttered look of the bag is impressive as is the excellent load transfer through the frame. Full review to follow however if you wish to have an earlier look at the back it'll be at the start of the moot so come along and
I contacted Giles from Drink-Safe a few weeks back regarding some of the excellent water purifiers that they produce, Giles is very help guy and we spent considerable time talking about the pros and cons of the different products that they deal with. Eventually he offered to send me some items to test, these are the Waterstraw, the Explorer Canteen 1.0 Litre, the Aquaguard Eliminator inline filter and the Drinksafe Waterbag Supalite green. Full details on all of these are available from http://www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk/products.php
Updated 12-07-2011 at 12:32 by Lithril