Equipment

Not so much about the walks themselves, but the stuff you wear, use or just take with you when you do them.

Yes, this is a whole section dedicated to waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.

Reviewed: A-Z Adventure Series Maps

Published 2 July 2014

It’s an Ordnance Survey map, in a book!

Long Distance Walking Equipment Guide: Waterproofs

Published 9 April 2014

Everything you need to know about keeping dry.

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 7: Heatermeals Beef Ravioli

Published 3 January 2013

No pan and no stove? What madness is this?!

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 6: Travelunch Pasta Carbonara

Published 10 October 2012

Travelunch’s Pasta Carbonara is in the spotlight. Yumtastic or just tragic? Watch the video and find out.

A tip to follow before you lose your camera

Published 8 June 2012

Got a camera? Go out walking with it? Ever thought about what might happen should you lose the camera?

VideoTent

Published 5 June 2012

This time we get down with that age old summer time activity of camping with a good tour of my own tent – the Terra Nova Laser Competition.

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 5: Batchelor’s Pasta ‘n’ Sauce

Published 3 May 2012

Hold on to your camp food because Rambling Man is taste testing again!

The wonders of Memory Map

Published 28 March 2012

Memory Map which, should you never have heard of it, is a piece of software for your computer that allows you to work with maps. You can plan routes, print out maps, programme your GPS, plot positions and all sorts.

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 4: Travellunch Pasta in a Napoli Sauce

Published 15 March 2012

It’s another Rambling Man Camp Food Taste Test, this time putting Travellunch Pasta in a Napoli Sauce to the test.

VideoTravel Tap: The Rambling Man Review

Published 8 November 2011

Water filter bottles. That’s what this video is all about. NO! DON’T TURN OFF YET! IT’S REALLY GOOD! HONEST!

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 3: Uncle Ben’s Spicy Mexican Rice

Published 2 September 2011

In this edition I try out one another amazing walking/camping food options on the market, namely Uncle Ben’s Spicy Mexican Rice.

Yeti gaiters – is the pain worth the gain?

Published 13 July 2011

Some people swear by Berghaus’s yeti gaiters and they’re used by the military. They fit with a tight seal around the outside of the boot, protecting the laces and seams where water might get in to the boot. But are they easy to get on?

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 2: Travellunch Hungarian Beef and Noodles

Published 2 July 2011

Another video camp food taste test. Is Travellunch’s Hungarian Beef and Noodles any good?

VideoCamp Food Taste Test 1: Sainsburys Pasta Tubes in a Cheese and Broccoli Sauce Mix

Published 12 June 2011

Whilst on my recent trip to the Lake District (look out for posts on that coming up very soon) I experimented with various “easy to prepare meals” suitable for the solo walker who is camping. And I decided to film the results.

The new tent

Published 16 April 2011

It’s now less than two months to go until my final day at the BBC, which is daunting. However it’s also exciting as it’s less than two months until my final day at the BBC! For that means that my trip to walk the Southern Upland Way is drawing ever nearer.

A good pair of walking boots

Published 28 October 2009

There’s something about a good pair of hiking boots. As you stomp over hill and dale, a good pair will propel you forward and make even the hardest climb feel pretty good on the old feet. They’ll feel part of you.