Roundups

The Best GPS for Hiking (Alternative Devices)

Is there really a best GPS for hiking? I’ve been using handheld GPS units for many years now and would argue that it’s nigh on impossible to choose one device that can be classed as the best. In fact, we should think of a GPS purely as a backup device. With that though in mind I’m going to look at …

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News discussion: enforcement of safe hiking

I’ve talked several times before about the tendency of people to go up mountains appallingly ill-equipped. On Snowdon we passed dozens of people in inappropriate shoes, tight denim trousers, cotton t-shirts, little-to-no insulation, and quite clearly not carrying the sort of daysacks necessary to contain water, food, wet-kit, a torch and other essentials. It wasn’t just idle moaning either, or …

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Camping Food Roundup: What makes rations great?

Over the years I’ve eaten my fair share of camping food/rations. They generally fall somewhere from ‘better than expected under the circumstances’ to ‘really delicious given I’m halfway up a mountain, freezing cold, and haven’t eaten in 36hrs‘. There are too many for me to review fully, though I may do some individual products in the future, but for now …

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