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Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent
I've used the Gatewood Cape and Serenity Net Tent combo in Scotland in the late autumn; the weather was wet and windy; I lowered the cape as Scott suggested and it stood up to a lot of bad weat...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape or Golite Poncho/Tarp & Bivy?
August 04, 1:39pm

GG Lightrek 4
I'm just back from a five day trip with my strap-free poles and agree the poles are fantastic - these are the only poles, including ski poles, that I have ever used where the locking mechanism ...

In GEAR » GG Lightrek 4 with straps!
July 03, 2:00pm

Yorkshire Dales
Looks like a great trip... I grew up walking around the Dales, and although not far away from them now I tend to focus more on Scotland and the Lakes... so this is a timely reminder of what's o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yorkshire Dales
June 19, 6:55am

Is it a ...
... western fence lizard?

In Photo Gallery » Friendly Lizard on the AT
June 01, 7:41am

Me too! Thanks

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Light Backpacking Excel Sheet
April 09, 2:02am

Big Sky Pics
Chris I'll try and get some pics taken and posted over the weekend... in the meantime the BackpackingLight review had some good pics, as do the reviews on

In GEAR » Big Sky?
April 07, 10:56am

Big Sky Delivery
I recently took a risk - based on previous comments about poor delivery - and ordered a Convertible 2P from Big Sky; Bob was very helpful and the tent arrived within a week (I live in the UK, so I ...

In GEAR » Big Sky?
April 04, 3:08pm

.... bordering on unacceptable behaviour. :)

In Chaff » Boozer's Postulate
March 18, 5:02pm

Backpacking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Photo Essay
Fantastic - I love the contrasts of the moorland bleakness to the rich green forests... of the blue skies to the grey... all typical Scotland!

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Photo Essay
March 18, 2:34am

And another couple of the Lakes
We did the Old Crown round on 29 December, 22 miles and 8000' of ascent... then had some beer in the Old Crown: lovely! I sho...

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
February 12, 11:16am

All Reader Reviews by Peter Atkinson

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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Great, light poles, but be careful with them.

In Trekking Poles
October 13, 10:20am

Gossamer Gear
I ordered a product from GG (and I live in the UK) and it arrived quickly but unfortunately it broke on the first use; I sent Grant an email and a photo and without question he sent a replacement - wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 13, 1:04pm

Stephenson 2R
... but then what tent is?! I have the 2R version with windows, and find this tent roomy and very stable; we camped at a high level (for the UK!) on a mountain side in Scotland and the tent was a s...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 29, 1:04am

Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
This is one of my favourite pieces of gear: cheap, light, functional, and just plain pleasing. I intend buying a few for mates for birthday presents as these aren't very common in the UK, and the...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 02, 7:33am

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is the perfect jacket for so many conditions and places. With layering I wore it as my main warm wear whilst camping at 700m in winter on a col in Scotland, in snow and winds; it's also ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 02, 7:27am

Hilleberg Rajd
I managed to pick up a damaged Rajd (cheap!) in the States last year, and it's been in my cupboard until this weekend, sad to say. I took the tent as we were running in a two day mountain marat...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
July 08, 2:25am

SMD Wild Oasis
I'm just back from 2 nights' backpacking in Scotland, with my Wild Oasis, the first time I have used a floorless shelter. I think that for Scotland this shelter is as minimalist as I dare go,...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 12, 7:16am