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Poncho tarp tent
This link should help:

In GEAR » poncho tarp rain protection
October 18, 7:37am

SMD Gatewood Cape
I've got a SMD Gatewood Cape and have used it to wild camp remotely and relatively high up in Scotland, in wet and windy weather, and found it sturdy and reliable. I used the Serenity Net Tent...

In GEAR » poncho tarp rain protection
October 18, 5:59am

Trail runners and snow?
Totally agree - the Kahtoola crampons are very good, but not for technical climbing! Their fit is excellent in crampons and they cope with fairly steep hard snow, and give the user (me!) a lot of ...

In GEAR » Trail runners and snow?
October 07, 11:26am

Avatar: Roger (Caffin)
Nor here!

In Chaff » Avatar: Roger (Caffin)
September 30, 4:59pm

Avatar: Roger (Caffin)
One of the highlights of this site for me, as I am shallow and stupid, was Roger's old avatar; the new one is (in my shallow and stupid!) opinion far far too normal! I think it lacks the state...

In Chaff » Avatar: Roger (Caffin)
September 30, 5:32am

Hiking poles and necessity for Ultralighters
Most of my fell activity is off trail in Scotland, pretty much like Mike; I'm a hill runner and so find that poles get in the way more than they are of use - the exception being in snowy condit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking poles and necessity for Ultralighters
September 14, 12:37pm

Warmlite floor design and cooking
Oooooooh. Martin, Mike and Allison: thanks that's all ace information. I think I might hold back on the alteration for now and carry two bits of ply - one for the cooker, one my hot pot - ...

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 4:24pm

Warmlite floor design and cooking
Allison yes you have thanks - I've contacted a specialist company ( and just need to get the tent sent up to them so they can give me a price. Mine's yell...

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 3:30pm

Re: Warmlite floor design and cooking
How do you Warmlite users cook when it's very wet or there's a lot of insects - does anyone cook in theirs? If so what with?

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 2:21pm

I was thinking of doing some sewing, inspired by Roger, but I think making shreddies is a bit MYOG-hardcore for me!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - 1.5 Ounce Briefs
September 06, 4:02am

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