Wild camping: finding the confidence to go solo

Gain wild camping confidence: dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a…

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Review: the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent

MSR Hubba Hubba review: Meet my all-time favourite backpacking tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent, £300. MSR Hubba Hubba review I’ve had a few people comment on the sudden explosion of photos of my shiny new tent on Instagram,…

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Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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Ten outdoorsy challenges for 2018

I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a few rewarding resolutions to help me get outdoors. These ten easy challenges are brilliant ways…

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The ten best backpacking tents, chosen for The Independent

A backpacking-worthy tent is pretty simple to define – you should be able to carry it with you in your rucksack on a hike without a struggle. I’ve chosen the ten best backpacking tents on the market for The Independent…

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Wild camping in Snowdonia and scrambling up Crib Goch

I’m trying to film more of my adventures this year, and while it’s hard to lug my D-SLR along on a bike packing trip or a gallop on horseback, I hope these iPhone video snaps make for a nice taste…

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Five quick and easy favourites for tastier camping meals

Just because you’re sleeping out in the wild doesn’t mean you have to live off tasteless ration packs. These five easy camping meals and ideas, from proper tasty morning porridge to a make-anywhere filling stew, will make feasting in the…

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Home is where you pitch your tent

A picture from our weekend under canvas on the Isle of Purbeck, taken by Gavin Kennard. Because home is where you pitch it (or something poncy like that).

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Review: Coleman Aravis 2 tent from Outdoor World Direct

Coleman Aravis 2 review: A review of the Coleman Aravis 2-man tent, £84.95 from Outdoor World Direct, an affordable, lightweight wild camping tent that comes cat-approved. Coleman Aravis 2 review Product Description: “The Coleman Aravis 2 tent is a fantastic…

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