Essential hiking gear.

Well, what can I say? I had high hopes for this ‘gear page’, but upon starting it, I realised ‘talking gear’ is pretty dry and dull. Also, as you can see by the accompanying photo, I don’t tend to take my ‘essential hiking gear’ too seriously.

These days, the eternal problem is gear dates quickly. For example, who needs me to talk about a GPS I’m using, if it’s now obsolete and can’t be purchased any more? I’m fully aware though, an outdoor blog may need equipment-talk to be successful. Quite the dilemma!

There are a lot of other bloggers who are way more enthusiastic about gear than I’ll ever be, so I’ve decided to leave it up to them to do what they do best.

I will do the odd review here and there though. If I’m in the mood, I might pluck something out and talk about it. The problem is, can I do this and not send the reader (or myself) to sleep..?


North Face Sentinel Windstopper Jacket

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Pole

Kathmandu Tonalli eVent shoes, Columbia Titanium shirt, ExOfficio hiking pants

Macpac Sabre jacket

La Sportiva Tibet GTX boots

Sea to Summit/Wilderness Equipment Karijini backpack

LightHeart SoLong 6 Tent

Great South West Walk – Gear list.

Merrell Moab Ventilators Mid-Boots