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BB in UK
Roger you can order a copy via Amazon UK if you want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Backpacking-Jardines-Lightweight-Hiking/dp/0963235931/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220279317&...

In Make Your Own Gear » ray way tarp kit/ tarp book
September 01, 8:30am

Waterproof Zips
Thanks Roger, I fear you have confirmed my own suspicions - maybe they are just for people who get out in drier climes. Are there any more (waterproof zip) experiences out there -especially user...

In GEAR » Waterproof zips
August 31, 1:14pm

Beer
Looks like an ace ace trip = some lovely photos; I like the final beer one best!

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite: Glacier Pt to Red Peak Pass to Lake Merced
August 30, 2:13pm

Waterproof zips
I'm interested to hear what experience people have with waterproof zips... I have a very mixed experience of waterproof zips - i.e. they leak all the time at worst and at best are unreliable...

In GEAR » Waterproof zips
August 30, 2:01pm

tents
As my Friend Don says, you can never have too many tents.

In GEAR » Double wall tent
August 27, 12:57am

2RS
Allison thanks for the tip, I think I might give it a try. It has to be said that Stephensons and Hilleberg are so close to having the most fantastic products, just a bit of tweaking... but certa...

In GEAR » Double wall tent
August 26, 4:21pm

2RS
Allison that's a very funky suggestion (cutting the insect panels out of one of the 2RS); so by doing that do you unzip the window and have a higher level porch/canopy, and sit in the tent c...

In GEAR » Double wall tent
August 26, 2:53pm

Botty
Dean. my botty has been experiencing some pain; if I punctuate correctly and email you some photos will you diagnose for me please?

In Chaff » Pet Peeves
August 25, 3:52pm

collars
Sorry, but I have two nice shallow rules in life: (1) never wear a tie, especially at work; and (2) never wear a collar out of work. Like I said shallow; I'd also like the garments in blac...

In GEAR » How heavy is the shirt on my back?
August 25, 3:43pm

mesh bags
Alpkit do lots of bags... although they are a UK company: http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16344&category_id=253

In GEAR » Looking for small Mesh stuff bags
August 25, 2:37am

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