1,191 reviewer rep
9 forum posts
joined Feb 20, 2021
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Happily Retired!
Affiliations: Nope....but Altberg, Buffalo and Helly-Hansen should probably sponsor me, the amount of their gear I've destruction tested, over the years;-)
|Pant Size||M 32w|
50+ years of Backpacking, all over the UK and Europe- more recently in the Californian Sierra. Favourite places? Scotland, the Haute Savoie, Pyrenees and Tahoe.
Pre-MTB off road cycling nut. Lots of bike touring and racing- nowadays abbreviated to day excursions, due to worn knees.
My goal is to remain fit enough to walk every day, for as long as I can. Old injuries mean I can no longer rock or ice climb, paddle for long periods, or wriggle out of a cave system. I also want to wear out all of my outdoor clothing mountain:-) Some of that stuff is crazy-durable.
I spent many years introducing young people to outdoor pursuits and I still like to tag along with groups occasionally and lead, when appropriate. I still carry emergency gear, in the hills and am often dismayed, by how often I have to assist poorly equipped folks, with obvious stuff, like a hot drink, hat, or bivvi bag. Exposure is exposure- in August or December, on the river bank or 3000 feet up a hill.
Gear Reviews (27)
|Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic||10/18/2021|
|Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD||10/14/2021|
|Lowe Alpine Mesa 6||10/13/2021|
|Ronhill Trackster Classic||10/11/2021|
|Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Buff||10/11/2021|
|Gramicci Original G-Pants||8/03/2021|
|Trangia Fuel Bottle||6/20/2021|
|Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat||6/18/2021|
|Rab Double Pile Jacket||6/01/2021|
|Leki Makalu Tour||5/31/2021|
|Gramicci Original G-Shorts||5/18/2021|
|Teva Hurricane XLT||5/18/2021|
|Altberg Fremington Walking Boot||5/06/2021|
|Patagonia Classic Synchilla Vest||4/15/2021|
|Podsacs Waterproof 20L Ruscksack||4/08/2021|
|Trangia Mini Trangia||3/17/2021|
|Trangia 25-2 UL||3/13/2021|
|Hultafors Heavy Duty Knife GK||3/10/2021|
|Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover||3/08/2021|
|Coleman Peak 1 Stove||3/06/2021|
|SIGG Traveller Water Bottle||3/04/2021|
|Keen Targhee II||3/01/2021|
|Craghoppers Corey Half Zip||3/01/2021|
|Helly Hansen HH LIFA Stripe Crew||2/27/2021|
|Buffalo Mountain Shirt||2/23/2021|
|Optimus No. 00||2/20/2021|
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