Socks are a classic example of a piece of clothing that you take completely for granted. When they work well you have warm, dry feet that remain blister-free no matter how arduous the terrain or how long the walk. And while socks that claim to deliver this Holy Trinity areRead More →

The plan was simple: buy a Trek 920 and then cycle from Vancouver to Dawson City via Jasper and Whitehorse. It would be a minimum of 2,000 miles, but I had four months to do it in, which seemed like plenty of time, even for a 50-year-old like me. ScoutingRead More →

I used to think that trekking poles were something other people used, people older than me, less fit than me, less hard-core than me. Sure, I could appreciate how they might help, but they were compensatory benefits – and I didn’t need any help, thank you very much. However, theRead More →

We’d already dropped the tyre pressures of our highly modified Toyota pickups from 30psi to just 3psi, flattening their sidewalls until their footprints were more than twice their normal width and three times their normal length. And yet, despite the fact that the vehicles we were driving had been modifiedRead More →

As the sun begins to shine and barbecue season approaches you will need all the right tools to become King of the Grill! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the grass is getting greener. All of which means only one thing: it is time toRead More →