YFood Review: Ultimate Food for Hiking & Backpacking?

When it comes to food and nutrition I'm a traditionalist, I believe in three square meals a day with a balanced diet and exercise. I don't buy into protein or slimming shakes or all these fad diets. Then YFood contacted me in March 2020 to see if I would be interested in reviewing their ready …

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Review: Solestar Hiking insoles

I was recently sent a pair of Solestar Hiking insoles for review and I was keen to try these out on the hills to see if they actually worked. I finally got to try them out at the weekend on Streap; a rugged Scottish mountain in the Western Highlands. Overview: Standard insoles in walking boots …

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Review: Suunto Core All Black watch

I always quite liked the idea of¬†owning¬†a watch that told me what¬†height I was at. But the price of these watches put me off. I ended up buying a¬†Casio Twin Sensor Compass watch, which¬†I can't complain about, it's an excellent watch. But it¬†lacks¬†the¬†altimeter. I finally¬†made the decision to get an¬†altimeter watch and the brand¬†Sunnto would …

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Review: CNF Outdoors (aka Sherwood Leisure)

If you're reading this blog, then I hope you haven't bought anything from a company called CNF (www.cnfoutdoors.co.uk). If you haven't, then don't. If you have, please read on.¬† (The business also trades under Sherwoodleisure.co.uk) After a Google search on a particular make and model of sleeping bag, I purchased a bag from CNF for …

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