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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

amazing colours!

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Nevada - spain
February 12, 11:04am

Winter in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
Yeh, it's a great part of the world; Chris capture's it really well with his imagary and words. I've had some fantastic times in the Cairngorms:

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
January 22, 2:01am

Sublite features - request for feedback
Henry I'm also in the mesh door camp... I'd use the two... and a vestibule as well would be very ace!

In GEAR » Sublite features - request for feedback
December 22, 6:06pm

Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
Hmmmmm..... good question! I've tried both, and (just) prefer the non gore-tex shoes with waterproof socks, especially on a trip lasting a few days. Good gaiters are v important to stop sno...

In GEAR » Poll:Gore-tex or non-Gore-tex shoes in winter
December 05, 2:38pm

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