Ordnance Survey Explorer Mobile Maps

Ordnance Survey Explorer Mobile Maps

Have you ever wished you could get your Ordnance Survey Explorer maps on your phone?  Well now you can.  Ordnance Survey are rereleasing their Explorer series of maps with a free mobile download included in your purchase. How does it work? It’s simple, just download the Ordnance Survey OS Maps app for Apple or for …
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Ordnance Survey Locate

Ordnance Survey Locate

Ordnance Survey have just released a new iPhone App to help you pinpoint your exact location in the United Kingdom.  Whether you are completely lost or on a long trek and just want some reassurance this is a helpful app to show you where you are. The App uses your GPS location and converts this …
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Exotac Matchcap

Exotac Matchcap

Exotac’s goal with the Matchcap is to create a virtually indestructible and waterproof match case for you to keep matches or any other firestarting materials that must be kept dry. The case as a red phosphorus striker in the threaded core of the capsule so there is no need to pack a separate striker.  The …
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Therm-a-Rest Sandals

Therm-a-Rest Sandals

If I said Therm-a-rest then I’m sure most of you reading would instantly think inflatable sleeping mats, and I’m sure many of you (like me) own a Therm-a-rest! What may not spring to mind is sandals, but all that is soon to change. Therm-a-rest and footwear manufacturer Freewaters have partnered to create a Therm-a-rest Sandal. …
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Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Kitchen Sink 10L

Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Kitchen Sink 10L

When I’m off on holidays, particularly if I’m taking the car I probably take a little too much, packing everything I might need!  Sometimes I’m accused of packing everything but the kitchen sink.  Well no more, as now I can take the kitchen sink! The Sea to Summit 10 Litre Ultra Sil Kitchen Sink is …
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Silva Expedition 4 Compass

Silva Expedition 4 Compass

If you’re an avid hiker or Rambler its all very well having a GPS or a Smartphone, but you should always have an “Old-Fashioned” map and compass to fall back on.  Alternatively sometimes I find half the fun of a walk is following your route on a map, getting slightly lost is part of the …
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Splashmaps

Splashmaps

SplashMaps were on show at the Outdoors Show in London but I completely missed them!  I have since read a couple of articles on the Splashmap and thought how could I have missed that!  But I guess however carefully you walk round an exhibition centre you’ll always miss something!  Splashmaps is a great concept, their …
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Asolo Natural Shape Boots

Asolo Natural Shape Boots

The Asolo Natural Shape Boot range is a new range from Asolo.  The boots combine lightweight materials and take innovation from the Vibram barefoot movement to make you feel connected with the terrain.    The Natural Shape concept represents form-fitting, flexible footwear which allows your feet to feel free: to feel as close as possible to …
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Strava – Tracking and Competition for cyclists and runners

Strava – Tracking and Competition for cyclists and runners

If you’re a cyclist or a runner you have to check out Strava.com.  Cycling the same route to work, or same exercise routes can get pretty boring but with Strava you can upload your run and ride information to the web, compare your performance to other rides, or to other riders. What do you need? …
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First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

  Whether you’re out camping, on a mountain expedition, or just on a Sunday ramble, as the Scouts say Be Prepared!  A key part of your preparation should be carrying a first aid kit.  You don’t want to use it and hopefully you won’t need to but having one to hand can make the essential …
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