Saturday, 28 March 2009

Offa's Dyke

Starting on Saturday the 4th April I will attempt to walk from Prestatyn in North Wales to my home in Bournemouth.I will use the Offa's Dyke Path to Chepstow then over the Severn Bridge to join the Severn Way around Bristol then on to the Monarch's Way south through Wells and Castle Cary to join the Stour Valley Way to my home in Bournemouth a distance in the region of 260 miles.I will try to update this blog as I go using my mobile phone,if I can get a signal!

The plan is to travel as light as possible and camp wild were I can.I had thought of taking a bivy bag,but after some overnight trials in the garden using a down bag in the rain I am not convinced that the bag will stay dry if I had several wet nights,so I will be taking my Hilleberg Akto.
Also those of you who know me will know that I think Paramo is the best thing since sliced bread.So it will come as no suprise that I will be relying again on my Paramo 3rd Element Jacket that served me so well last year on my walk along the Southern Upland Way.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Primus EtaPackLite

Have a look at this video from LFTO

The long awaited Primus EtaPackLite stove is out now. This light and niftily packed £75 piezo ignition LP gas stove stove set uses a 1.2litre non-stick titanium pan with a heat exchanger (metal ripples like you find at the back of a radiator) at the base, which increases the efficiency of the stove from 40% to 80%. This means you’ll save weight, the environment and your wallet by not having to buy and carry as much fuel. The pan easily holds the stove and a 100g gas cartridge, and the transparent polypropylene lid also triples up as a colander and plate.

So many stoves so many choices I'll just have to hope that "Mr Stove" Darren over on Whitespider1066 will buy and review this stove!