Two Wheeled Wildlife Watching

cycling at dawn and dusk are great times to experience nature

Whatever I’m doing at the weekend I can guarantee one thing, it’ll be in the great outdoors. Whether it’s fishing, walking, wild camping or cycling, it’ll be somewhere as far detached from civilisation as possible. This doesn’t necessarily have to be miles away from my home town of Portsmouth, just somewhere rich in nature and … Read more…

Cycle Touring Tips – Outdoor Clothing

outdoor clothing - clothing to wear cycle touring

Everyone has their own ideas about what items are packing list essentials for a cycle tour. I often read spirited forum debates about what should or should not be found in your panniers. The first point to make before you read any further is ‘just do it’! Whatever gear you have, too little or too … Read more…

Titanium camp cook pots – a guide

lightweight titanium cook sets

Titanium really is the perfect material for lightweight travel. It’s super lightweight, strong, hygienic, will not taint the taste of food and drink and if it’s looked after correctly, titanium kit will last a lifetime. Titanium as a material is expensive but the benefits to the outdoor explorer far outweigh the one-off outlay cost. It is … Read more…

Lure Fishing whilst cycle touring

lure fishing whilst cycle touring

Cycle touring and lure fishing are both passions of mine. Whilst cycle touring I have often come across excellent opportunities for some great fishing. Both interests require a fair amount of kit and because of this I never combined fishing with my cycle touring. Over the years both interests kit requirements have become lighter mainly due … Read more…

Hiking – Preparing for a Walking Holiday

walking holiday advice

There are few better ways to see some of the world’s most stunning natural wonders than exploring them on your own two feet. While those new to walking holidays might imagine hiking dozens or even hundreds of miles to be an enormous chore, a hiking trip can be exceptionally relaxing and rewarding when approached in … Read more…

Plano Frabill angling luggage and apparel

I was asked to show off the latest range of kit from Plano Frabill for the cameras with my good mate and angling pal of 25+ years Dan Sissons (twitter – @langstoneangler) I’m in no way connected with or sponsored by Plano Frabill but I was really impressed with the whole range especially the ‘Frabill’ clothing … Read more…