We’ve had a really busy Autumn and Winter and seem to have spent more weekends away than at home. I’ve just got a new pack and this recent travelling has allowed me to give it a really good testing. The photographs in this review are all taken (not at my house but) at a posh country manor house where we recently stayed for a wedding. The pack in question is the All-Star Backpack Duffel by Solo New York. This is…

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  Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers Welcome to another Christmas gift guide, this one is for your friend, family or loved one, who is crazy about travelling. All of the products in this guide are also at wallet-friendly prices and wont break the bank. This guide features a few of my favourite travel items that I’ve used this year and can thoroughly recommend.   Lifeventure Ultralight Dry Bag Set – 5, 10, 25L These Ultralight Roll Top Bags from…

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  The Fjallraven Övik Scandinavian Sweater is the men’s version of the Fjallraven ladies Ovik Sweater which Vicky reviewed last month. She absolutely loves her Ovik Sweater and I am so happy to have one of my own too (although we have to make sure we don’t wear them both at the same time).   This sweater is knitted from a very soft wool blend. Wool is a fantastic natural material and even though it looks rustic and comfy it…

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Stop the presses; I think I’ve discovered the perfect adventure-proof slipper. It’s the Teva Ember Moc Slipper and it’s perfection in slipper form. These are the ultimate post-adventure or camping slipper – just what you need for autumn and winter. I’ve found them superb for camping and cold winter nights. It’s always important to have a pair of comfy slip on shoes when you’re camping so that you can quickly pop out of your van, tent or glamping option. These…

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    The first thing you are going to need to bake waffles on your campfire is a waffle iron. The one I personally have is the Petromax Waffle Iron and I’d definitely recommend it. As with all Petromax cooking equipment (I’ve already reviewed their Kettle, Dutch Oven and Hobo Stove), it is very, very well made and will serve you brilliantly for years and years. Anyway, after you’ve got your waffle iron, you’ll need a campfire and some ingredients……

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  I’m excited to be reviewing the Coleman Fyrestorm PCS backpacking stove as I really like portable stoves. This style is especially cool as it is a highly portable stove and contains everything you need to prepare a whole meal. The PCS in the stove’s name actually stands for Personal Cooking System, which is exactly what this stove is. As I said, the Fyrestorm PCS contains everything you need and this is because of the ingenious design which includes a…

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  Summer is officially over and it is now time to get your winter wardrobe ready for the drop in temperature. I always think it is important to have some stylish, statement pieces to enhance your look during the autumn and winter seasons, so I was very pleased to have found such a great ladies jumper by Fjallraven called the Övik Scandinavian Sweater. Mike and I absolutely love this outdoor brand; not only do they create awesome clothing, but they…

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  I’ve always been interested in BioLite Stoves; they’re very innovative and very different to other outdoor stoves on the market. I’m going to be reviewing the Biolite Campstove Two, this updated version of the original BioLite Stove has a 50% higher power output as well as new LED controls and improved control of its combustion. Inside the box you get the above contents: a stuff sack, FlexLight, fire starter, USB cord and instructions (don’t worry you wont need them,…

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  Hanwag (named after their founder Hans Wagner) are a small walking shoes company based near Munich in Germany. They’ve been around for almost 100 years and have been creating top quality shoes for outdoor enthusiasts. Hanwag want all of their shoes to have a great fit and be tough, rugged and durable. They do this by making all of their shoes out of the best materials available, using the traditional skills of the craft.   Hanwag Belorado Low GTX…

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When we were backpacking this summer, we were travelling a lot (as you do) and we had to carry everything we had with us. We really wanted to pack as lightly as we could – this is pretty hard. Especially when travelling from the cold Fjords of Norway, through a lot of Europe, up and across the High Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range and the only place in Europe where real Sherpas still work! – to the scorching…

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