My favourite outdoor blog posts (wb 28 March 2011)
Here is my pick of my favourite outdoor-related posts from week beginning 28 March 2011.
Terra Nova Bothy Bag Review
Bothy – so that’s what they are called! I have been thinking for a while now about getting “a temporary, light, quick to pitch, shelter”, but was hindered by not knowing exactly what they are called. I do not exactly do much remote, adventurous stuff, but the idea of being able to have some kind of shelter to stay out of the rain during a break appeals to me!
This post reviews the Terra Nova bothy bag, and gives some good pointers of the things to out look for and consider when thinking of buying a bothy bag.
You can read the post at: http://www.paddlinglight.com/reviews/terra-nova-bothy-bag-review/
Tips for your first Packrafting trip
I can really see the appeal of packrafting, although I have never considered it much before – I just love the idea of a weekend trip, part hiking, part camping and part rafting. Even around here, the idea of a trip involving countryside hiking and rafting down the canal sounds great. This post gives a great introduction and some basic tips for your first packrafting trip.
You can read the post at: http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/2011/03/tips-packrafting-trip/
Blog: Beating The Bounds | Published: 1st April 2011 | On Twitter: ?
For the last few weeks, I have been enjoying watching my local forest burst back into life as winter withdraws. I love the pictures in this post, which really expresses that spring feeling!
You can read the post at: http://beatingthebounds.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/brigsteer-daffodils/
Webtogs offers bike delivery service to the green consumer
I did not really come across many April fools this year, but out of the ones I did see though, this is my clear favourite – the idea of three hard working Webtogs employees frantically delivering outdoor kit goodness to the people of Britain by bike is hilarious!
You can read the post at: http://blog.webtogs.co.uk/2011/04/01/webtogs-changes-delivery-methods-to-bike-only/
Other posts worth a read:
Combing Coombs Dale on Helen’s Wondering Wanderings – http://helenswonderings.blogspot.com/2011/03/combing-coombs-dale.html