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Rucksack: Lowe Alpine Frontier 65 + 10

Friday, 17th November 2006 |  by  |  Kit  |  No Comments  |  Share

I’ve had this bag for many years, Its done me well, duarble (its got a small hole but the gaffa tapes holding), great back system.
Its done well for all its uses, dartmoor, the alps, treking, moving house, the list goes on and on, and so does the bag, got to be coming up to its 10th birthday…
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For you Kit Junkies, some of the stuff we're taking.

Friday, 17th November 2006 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments  |  Share

If you’d like to know what kind of stuff you need on a world wide trip, have a look here, we’ll include how it lives up to the trip, probably on our return when we’re bored…

Sleeping Bag: Mountain Hardwear Fairview

Friday, 17th November 2006 |  by  |  Kit  |  No Comments  |  Share

We wanted some lightweight summer sleeping bags, our UK Bags are far too warm for the job, so after a bit of a search we bought a couple of these. There simple, lightly cut and light, zip together. We bought them specificy for this trip but will be ok for an English summer. Good down to +4 oC.

Link to Mountain Hardwear Product Page


Tent: Terra Nova – Ultra Quasar

Friday, 17th November 2006 |  by  |  Kit  |  No Comments  |  Share

Everyone needs somewhere to sleep and this is my favourite tent in the world so I don’t have anything bad to say about it, granted, anyone who knows about tents knows its a little over the top for the warm breezy weather we’ll be camping in, but maybe, just maybe we’ll hike off into the mountains in New Zealand and I’ll be glad I had it with me…

The Ultra Quasar is an Industry Leader, A 4/5 Season Tent that can withstand anything you can throw at it (time will tell if it can withstand Becky, my Voyager couldn’t). It will fit 2 people very comfortably, we’ve had 5 in there for a night on Dartmoor but that was very stupid, it has 2 porches, good for storage, what more can I say.

Pros: All of it!
Cons: The price…
From: Taunton Leisure

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Are you interested in where we're going?

Monday, 13th November 2006 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments  |  Share

We’ve put together a map of where we’re off to.

Click here to see a map of where we’re going

Bartering in Kathmandu

Monday, 16th July 2001 |  by  |  Nepal  |  No Comments  |  Share

We landed in the surprising heat of Kathmandu very unprepared. I sat there with my big duffle bag in jeans and a tshirt moaning, unaware of the 15km walk from the airport to Balaju park on the other side of the city we would soon be setting off on.

Having spent all our money getting here we were going to get kitted up with second hand equipment from travellers like ourselves who were ready to leave the country. We had a handful of addresses of hostels and meetups in the city, we decided the best way to see the place was to start walking, without google maps or an adequate map we were soon lost. We only found our way from one address to another using crudely drawn maps on the back of our tickets. By the time we got to our hostel, many many hours later, I had most of what I needed but was still dragging my duffle bag, none of us head really cottoned on the fact that if people were leaving, they would need their bags.

Tomorrow: Trying to leave the City.