I received an email from Bob Cartwright in the week to say my recent radio interview with David Lintern had made his site. This is big news for me, the Outdoors Station has a huge following and is a wonderful site to look around. Bob also runs Backpackinglight.co.uk which sells some top notch gear […]
I recently changed the company who produce my books. The new suppliers – Createspace, a branch of Amazon, are offering better quality books with improved distribution channels. The new editions are now slightly smaller and more in keeping with a traditional travel book size that you would expect.I took the opportunity to make […]
A brown envelope popped through the letter box today. I don’t get brown ones very often and when I do I think it’s from Revenue and Customs but the full A4 size suggested otherwise, unless it was one mother of a tax demand. Fortunately it wasn’t. It was from The Great Outdoors magazine […]
I’m not sure how David Lintern and I ever first got to know each other. In fact as with a lot of my friends associated with outdoor circles, I haven’t met a lot of them. Somewhere in the recent past, whether it was a friending on Facebook, someone else sending me the link to his […]
Help required! I need an artist to draw around 18 sketches (black & white) for me based on the Appalachian Trail, plus one for the cover for my next book based on my AT hike this year. As much exposure as I can offer in return but I’m afraid finances extremely limited.
Cuben Fibre is the new kid on the block. It stands cockily on street corners sporting a Justin Bieber haircut, with its jeans hanging over its arse and throws taunts in the direction of its rivals. Silnylon takes it all with a bored yawn. Silnylon is a trusted friend. It has been around for a few […]
Peglers is an outdoor store based in Arundel, a beautiful little town at the base of the South Downs, not too far from where I live. You know they mean business because they don’t call themselves a camping store, they’re known as ‘Expedition Advisors’. I’ve been going there since the early 90’s for most of […]
There’s been a lot of chatter on the web this week about the possibility of bikes being allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail. As it stands, the trail is for the use of hikers and equestrians only. Apparently the US Forestry Service has been approached asking to review its regulation of not allowing bikes on […]