With the widespread use of the net, smartphones and the like I still firmly believe that there is a need for good quality paper based guidebooks.
Some may think that this strange coming from someone who uses the net a great deal and runs a website. But in reality when you are in the wilds, batteries die and paper is a safe bet. Some of my favourite guidebooks are the following. Continue reading
10 days till this years Highland Perthshire Adventure Festival – 21st – 23rd June 2013. For families and individuals from eight years upwards an array of adventures for novice to intermediate level participants. Alongside fantastic presentations from: Cameron McNeish, Jamie Andrew, Simon Yates and the Craghopper Best of Kendal Mountain Film Festival. All activities need to be pre booked but presentation tickets can be preordered or bought on the door.
Silnylon is a super lightweight fabric that is used for many things including tarps and stuff sacks. The Silnylon Tarp shown here was created using a pretty standard home sewing machine. It can be a little tricky to sew as the fabric is impregnated with silicone which is fairly slippy.
However with a little patience you can produce some pretty nice kit. One of the hardest parts is actually getting hold of the material. In the UK this isn’t easy but many of the US suppliers will happily send fabric out.