Wild Tide shortlisted for the GO Outdoors Independent Blog Awards 2015!

    My blog, this blog, the one you’re reading right now: Wild Tide – has been shortlisted for the GO Outdoors Independent Blog Awards 2015! Every year Go Outdoors celebrates the best of the best in the outdoor world as well as the big movers and shakers of the previous twelve months. One of the categories is the Independent Outdoor Blog Award, this is what I’ve been nominated for and it’s a great honour. The winner is voted for…

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Winter Camping Essentials

    If like myself, you’re a huge lover of camping, then you’ve probably dabbled in winter camping. There is no denying that sleeping outside in the summer is definitely a more enjoyable experience to battling the elements in the winter months. However, there is a certain satisfaction and snugly feeling you do get with winter camping, I think it’s the many layers and feeling of almost hibernation you get when settling down to sleep. As well as the huge…

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The Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter From Zippo

  I thought I’d write a quick little review of one of my new pieces of outdoor gear. It’s Zippo’s Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter, this long limbed beauty is the answer to many a tricky fire starting situation.   As the name suggests its main selling point is the almost 5 inch long bendy neck between the lighters body and the flame tip. This make the lighter so much more useful than a regular lighter. Difficult to light BBQ –…

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Wisport Pathfinder Shoulder Bag Review

  If you like adventures and traversing wild terrain like this…   …you can often find that the regular kit isn’t quite tough enough. That’s why people like Wisport make bags like this Pathfinder Shoulder Bag. My friends and I regularly explore the North coast and climb down, past the coastal path before clambering down the cliffs to fish. This bag is perfect for that as it has an adjustable waist belt, which stops it rocking around when you’re walking…

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Kotlich, Cider & Mussels

  It’s been a while since I last used my Outdoor Kitchen Kotlich set (read about it here) and I’ve been looking forward to cooking with it again. To make it worse, reading recipes in my Kotlich cook book, on Trish’s blog and on sites like Campfire Magazine have really been getting my appetite going! After much deliberation about what to try next, I decided that I would cook up some mussels using the Kotlich. I thought this was a…

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