Monday, 29 December 2014

An Outdoor Essential

One thing that I find essential when out and about is a good old fashioned "Brew". A hot cup of tea or coffee fills you with warmth and a sense of well being. It makes you feel at home, regardless of where you may be.
I have a few methods of making a brew. An open fire is the most basic, requiring the minimum of kit. Then a portable stove - I have a gas stove which is small, light and fast to boil and (as in this photo) a spirit burner, which is powered with a little meths or alcohol. You can also burn gels and solid fuel blocks (like good old Hexy) in the base unit, plenty of options.
I carry a separate mug to drink from - I use it to measure a cup full of water into the "kettle" and then pour the hot liquid back into the mug. It is double skinned so I can sip the hot fluid without burning my hands and lips.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Sun...

After a night in the woods the welcome sight of the sun blazing through the morning frost warms in more ways than one.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Howdy - Now Get Outdoors...'s not far away, just outside your door. It's in the name ;)
But taking a walk outside has a magical effect on your mind and soul - calming, enjoyable, a sense of being in touch with something bigger. Whatever you spend you life doing taking the odd hour here and there to spend some quality time outside surrounded by nature will refresh your soul.
This blog is a way for me to keep a little diary of my outdoors adventures. Mini adventures, really. Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to get out there a little.