Winning #SBS!

Winning #SBS!

Just over two weeks ago we were really excited to be planning our first Facebook Live.  Michael wasn’t long back from climbing Mt Elbrus in Russia and while he had been away I had collated questions on the Facebook and Instagram pages from followers who wanted...
How do I keep my kit dry?

How do I keep my kit dry?

We’re heading into Autumn and it’s looking like it could be a wet one.  But we can’t let a bit of rain stop us getting out and about, can we?   Your rucksack isn’t waterproof! Most rucksacks are not waterproof and there’s nothing...
Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Twenty five years ago, at a taster day at 6th form college, I spent two hours learning first aid.  I can remember learning how to put people in the recovery position, but that’s about all.  I’d never needed to carry out first aid on anyone so it was never...
My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

“I looked at my pack.  It was at once enormous and compact, mildly adorable and intimidatingly self-contained.  It had an animate quality; in its company I didn’t feel entirely alone.  Standing, it came up to my waist.  I gripped it and bent to lift it....