Forest of Dean

Keela Zenith Pro Jacket Review

    When we were away in The Forest of Dean I tested out my new soft shell from Keela. I’ve been wearing Keela gear for a few years now and am especially keen on their trousers which I love wearing climbing. The new jacket in question is the Zenith Pro Jacket. What drew me to this softshell is that it is suitable for wearing as both a lightweight, breathable mid-layer and an outer layer which will defend you against…

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The Man Cave

What To Do In The Winter

  I always think winter is the hardest time of year to live in Cornwall. It’s dark not long after you leave work, so evenings fishing or on the beach become almost impossible. It’s not all bad though and as long as you keep your eyes peeled, there is a lot of stuff to do and keep you occupied. Here are a few things we’ve been up to as well as games we’ve been playing to stop us going stir…

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Forest of Dean

Icebreaker Men’s BodyfitZONE Winter Zone Long Sleeve Half Zip Review

    Since really getting into hiking and doing a couple walking and scrambling holidays in Snowdonia this year, where we tackled all 15 of the Welsh 3000ft mountains and quiet a few extra, I’ve really learnt to appreciate hardcore, technical base layers. When it comes to baselayers, there is one company who are right at the top of the pile – Icebreaker. We recently got some of their midweight winter baselayers so that we could keep being active and…

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Travel

The Best Place To Stay Near Thorpe Park – Mercure London Staines upon Thames Hotel

    During half term, my girlfriend and I decided to make the most of our time off by going away and enjoying Halloween in style (you may have already read about some of it here)! My girlfriend has a slight obsession with Halloween and was dying to do something exciting, so we chose to go all out and take a trip to Thorpe Park who were running Halloween Horror Nights. This sounded like awesome fun, so off we went.…

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Forest of Dean

Bracelands Forest of Dean Camping Pods Review

    Vicky and I started dating in the October holiday two years ago. To celebrate our sort of 2 year anniversary and the 24 months which has just flown by, we decided to go on a little trip this October holiday. Our Half term adventure began by travelling across the Old Severn Bridge through Wales to the Forest of Dean. We were on our way to Camping in the Forest’s Bracelands Campsite in Coleford, right in the middle of…

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Clothing

Glower Clothing – Really Cool and Unique Outdoor Lifestyle Clothing

  I’m always on the look out for cool and up-and-coming brands. I can’t remember how I first stumbled across Glower, but I’m really glad I did. They create unique hand printed T shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies for people who have an active and outdoor lifestyle, like me – and you!     They only started in 2014 and are basically two people, An and David, who did it themselves. They design the garments and then print them by hand…

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Reviews

Review: Teva Arrowood Lux Mid WP Boot Waterproof

  Technical hiking and walking boots are great, they are superb out on the trails and in the mountains. On more casual terrain or in the town however, they do look a bit un-cool. One day, a few weeks ago in town I got caught in a flash storm and totally soaked. Running down the puddle filled streets I was totally drenched. Finally, getting back to the van and jumping inside, my coat had kept me dry but my jeans…

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The Man Cave

My Mummy Morphsuit and other favourite Halloween Costumes 2017

  Halloween is an awesome time of year – nights out, horror films, pumpkins, decorations, sweets! My favourite part is the dressing up. I love looking at homemade creations and clever disguises as well as the awesome costumes that you can buy. I’ve been browsing the internet over the last couple of weeks to try and choose what my costume will be. Here are my top three: Mummy Morphsuit This is actually my costume for this year and what I’ve…

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Outdoor Adventures

Cooking Chocolate Brownie Cake in Petromax Dutch Oven FT3 Review

    As you might have noticed, I love outdoor cooking and like trying out new ways of cooking outside. Last weekend, the weather was nice and clear and I was able to get out my brand spanking new Petromax Dutch Oven ft3 and test it out. I’ve always wanted to have a go with one and was totally stoked to have finally got one.   From my reading, it had appeared that the joy of Dutch Oven cooking is…

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Reviews

Pinewood Tiveden Vest Review

    For some time now, I’ve been after something to wear outside whilst fishing, camping and just generally adventuring.I recently stumbled across the Tiveden Vest from Swedish company Pinewood and it was exactly what I was after. If you’re observant you may have even noticed me wearing it in other posts. I had already heard of Pinewood and knew as with most Swedish companies they are really at the forefront of outdoor clothing manufacturing. I guess it’s because their…

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