Monday, 13 January 2014

You will need... Pt.1

Salaries are annoying. They clutter up your bank account and raise the expectations of friends and loved ones alike. Your best bet is to treat your salary as a sort of financial 'hot potato' and move it along as fast as possible, to let someone else worry about.

What better way to do this than to invest in some high tech backpacking and camping gear? Don't let the protests of your significant other put you off, after all, these aren't just expensive toys, this stuff is bona-fide 'survival equipment' and as such no expense should be spared.

(For a handy guide to further excuses, check out the excellent 'Fat Cyclist')

Part 1. The tent(s).

Saturday, 4 January 2014


This is not a photography blog, my photos exist despite my photography skills, not because of them.

However, a happy combination of the photo stitch mode on my old Canon SX200 (shows the edge of the previous photo to allow you to line up your next photo) Microsoft's free ICE software (image composite editor) and the free online photo editor allowed me to produce a few pleasing panoramic photos in about 2 minutes per photo.

Thursday, 2 January 2014


There are many good reasons to take a few days to go exploring with your tent in the highlands. Here I've tried to explain a few.
Needless to say I've omitted the many reasons why you may wish not to, because that would just spoil the surprise.