Equipment

  1. Alpkit - Brukit

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    After shed loads of pondering, researching and asking on here, I decided to buy this bit of kit. At £35 it really packs a punch and whilst I can't compare it to a Jetboil or MSR, I am more than impressed with the design, quality, ignition and power. The cup takes a litre of water and will get to a rolling boil in 5m 28s. It uses 100g or 230g canisters and The Range is the store to go to because they flog them at £2.99. Let's see how it does next week eh? Here is their description: BruKit...
  2. Snugpak Chrysalis 3 - Sleeping Bag

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Those great folk at Snugpak have furnished me with one of their mid range sleeping bags to use, abuse and review. This is a 3 season bag that is rated from a comfort @ -5 to extreme of -10 which I think will be tested thoroughly over the coming weeks on the PW. For now, as with the smock, I am banging this up on the site with their blurb, but I will be updating my thoughts once on the Way, so wait out: When you’re planning a trip where the night temperature can drop down below zero, the...
  3. Grasshopper Simply Pop up Porridge

    Now it is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and never one to turn down a bit of scoff, I hopped at the chance to try grasshopper porridge to see what it was like. The idea behind the hopper pots are quite simple and clever in the fact that they are light and compact and quite robust, and when you are ready for the food, you just remove the lid, add water and stir and then come back in a couple of minutes you have nice hot porridge. The pot initially weighs in at...
  4. Kelly Kettle

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Couple of years ago the Evil Bitch Queen From Hades inexplicably bought me a really useful piece of kit - a Kelly Kettle. Kelly Kettle® - Original & Best | Camping equipment | Camping gear | Survival kit - Home Its a cross between a water heater and a cooker. Looks like a cut-down fire extinguisher and is a bit too big to manpack. The idea is that you can use any available source of flame - twigs, dung, hexy, and the larger size will bring 1.6 litres of water to a boil in 3-5 minutes....
  5. Highlander Summit 40L daysack

    The eternal argument on daysacks, should you go for something larger so that you can get as much in as possible, but which also runs the risk of being used to carry rubbish that you don't need, or go for something smaller, which is easier to transport or carry in a bergan, but runs the risk of not being big enough to carry everything you need. Highlander have just brought out a new range of daysacks called summit, which come in two sizes of 25 Litre and 40 Litre and in a choice of colours...
  6. MSR Dromedary Bag

    Having only seen the MSR Dromedary bags on the Internet and never in person, I was very keen to get my hands on one and test it for myself. The idea behind them is to have a portable, lightweight and extremely durable water carriage device. The Dromedary comes in four different sizes, 2l, 4l, 6l and 10l. They are primarily designed for camping trips etc. Obviously, they are similar to a jerry can in purpose. You fill them up with water and then use them to pour water into different...
  7. Origo OC-024 Digital Compass Watch

    First things first, this is a good watch. For the past few years, I’ve used two watches: an analogue with a rotating bezel and illuminated hands for work and a digital watch for fitness training. Both are still going strong but now have some serious competition from this beauty. When I first opened the box, the thought ‘what a monster’ sprang to mind. In comparison with my other watches, the Origo is big (as you can see in the pictures – it’s the one with the cardinal points on it) and...
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