Category Archives: Kitbag

Stuff I use, like or have tried in the course of getting outdoors

A family tent guide for easily frustrated dads on a tight budget

Here are my recommendations on a family tent. They won’t suite everyone. For a start, if you are reading this from somewhere where temperature is a constant 30 degrees and the sun shines 300 days out of 365, then stop … Continue reading

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Lost on the Cruachan horseshoe

Most of the Munros I have done to date have been blessed with uncommonly decent weather. But as the seasons change so do the hills, and I’m beginning to learn there are different factors that have to be considered. The … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads: part 3 – kitbag

If you’ve made it through parts 1 and 2, then thanks. This is the last part for now. Here I’ll set out the gear I bought for our recent trip to Arran, plus make some suggestions, based on budget, and … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads part 1 – guy ropes!

There will be dads like me, who have misplaced the primus stove, lost their swiss army knife and clip-together cutlery set, perhaps around about the same time as we started being one half of a couple. And now we want … Continue reading

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The weather report

Where to start? Saturday. With the weather. It’s going to be fine. It starts cold and muddy, due to a Friday night deluge of rain. Kilby’s hills give me a nice challenge, fresh air and a feeling of happiness, as … Continue reading

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The shirt off your back

I’ve a confession. The shirt I’m wearing (in the permanent picture above) isn’t mine. It belongs to my friend, Derek. Derek’s always  good for a bit of training advice. On my first Mighty Deerstalker, he came round to our tent … Continue reading

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