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Spring time...finally!

Friday, 26 April 2013  |  Admin

Spring time!

Finally the snow seems to have moved on and spring is arriving! That means the TGOC, the Lamm and the Saunders (to name but a few) are just around the corner. As a result you may be starting to think about your pack, kit bag and anything you could be missing. We are here to help!

You want to keep you pack as light as possible and weight can quickly add up with small bits and bobs however, taking the RIGHT small things can make all the difference. This newsletter gives you our top 10 small items, brings you our latest youtube video and gives you an update on new stock items!

Best wishes Bob, Rose and Beth

Our top 10 small items to make the difference

1. Small bottle set – No one wants to take a WHOLE bottle of shampoo/washing up liquid/tomato sauce with them so why not decant it into one of these bottles or pots - £7.99

2. All weather wallet – Great for cash, tickets, credit cards and you don’t have to worry about the weight OR the weather - £3.99

3. Emergency bivvy – Hopefully you wont have to use it but if you come across a situation that requires it this is a nifty small item for your pack - £15.99

4. Tick out – Essential as Lyme disease is spreading in the countryside - £3.99

5. Foot cream – This makes ALL the difference to your tired tootsies using the Balm at night and the Extra cream in the mornings - £7.49 each

6. Deet spray – This pocket spray keeps those pesky bugs at bay without having to dive into your pack - £2.49

7. 10floz Hip flask and 12floz Hip Flask/Platy Wine Preserve – What more is there to say about these other than essential! – Hip flask £8.99, Platy Wine Preserve £9.99

8. Buff – ALWAYS multifunctional and you can choose a new colour for a trip - £12.99

9. Silcoat compression stuff sack – Best way to make things fit into your pack – From £11.99

10. Silcoat pack liner – No one wants wet kit and let’s face it, it will probably rain at SOME point on your trip – From £10.99

Survival gear options

Day walkers, hikers, backpackers, cycle tourers, paddlers and travellers all need to take survival gear should they have an accident of find someone else who has an injury, but which one?

Bivvy bag, survival bag, bothy bag, space blanket all have a place and each are specifically useful in different situations and this video reviews them all - View here

Evernew Appalachian Set
If you require a smaller set than our Solo Cook Set Bundle then this could hit the spot. All you need in one tidy little pack and ideal if you never to boil more than 500ml of food or liquid - £119.99
Telemark tents back in stock
Fantastic item and the Carbon version is the worlds lightest two person tent!