Kit Review – The no-hiking hiking kit roundup

I’ve hurt my back and that coupled with busy work life has meant no real outdoorsy-ness for a while. My lower back occasionally fubars (traced back to schoolboy rugby and then a very long tumble down an ice-field where it all went a bit somersault-y). This time it was brought on by … Keep reading >

Kit Review – What’s under here? New Augmented Reality App for geologists and hikers

My son just put me on to a new app from the British Geological Survey – iGeology 3D. It’s only available on Android (maybe it was too onerous / time-consuming / costly to develop an iphone version? not sure.) We’re going to give it a proper test drive (walk) on Saturday – I like the idea … Keep reading >

Out on a walk – the geek edition

So, I’ve decided that before I attempt the national 3 peaks I need to make sure I can find my way up and down them. Obviously paper maps are a must – actually, learning to read one properly is a must also – but I’m a geek so I also … Keep reading >