Tag Archives: rucksack

Staff Choices: Top 5 Packs 2013


Which gear would our staff choose from the upcoming season?

In this series, we’ll be asking our head office staff to tell us what their favourite 5 products are in specific categories, so you can really get an idea over what we’re excited about this season.

Top 5 Packs from Dan and Joe – Web Content Writers.

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How to choose the right Rucksack



Choosing the right rucksack

When you’re thirsty, there is water. When you’re hungry there is food. When you’re cold there is shelter. No matter what your activity, no matter how big your pack, when you’re in the back country your rucksack is your life support system. For most of us a packing malfunction might just mean an uncomfortable afternoon, for others it might end in a call to mountain rescue. Avoid both by having a pack that will carry, and keep safe, all you need for your outdoor adventure.

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Proud Mum and Wife – Helen Boot


A Dad and his sons tackle Ben Nevis

My family and i have just returned from a 4 week holiday to scotland. We visited numerous places as we toured around in our caravan. We decided we were going to tackle Ben Nevis, this was going to be interesting with 4 children aged 13, 11, 6 and 1 1/2. we did it anyway. Read more

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Essential Kit for a Hiker’s Rucksack


A survival kit list for any walker or hiker Gelert Military Survival Kit available at GO Outdoors

At GO Outdoors we try to get everyone involved in the outdoors, from the most experienced outdoorsman to a novice looking for a new hobby. Many outdoor news websites often tell a tail of lost hikers, or unprepared hikers having to be rescued by the likes of Mountain Rescue or other rescue units. Not everyone has a background in the Scouts or Guides, so we have compiled a list of essentials for any  hiker/walker’s rucksack.

Many of the items featured on the list will be as a ‘just in case’ measure, but when you’re dealing with the elements it’s always better to be prepared. Read more

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World’s Largest Kendal Mint Cake Attempt


Kendal Mint Cake

Music and Mint Cake collide!

As the festival season marches on, Kendal Calling arrives July 29th until Sunday 31st of July. The event in Lowther Deer Park is already sold out and the excitement from festival goers is already starting to mount with names such as The Cribs, Blondie, Chase and Status and Frank Turner looking to top the bill.

Amidst the music over the weekend, a  few hard workers from Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe and Wilson’s Confectioners will be mixing and baking for the Sunday when they will be looking to set the record for the worlds largest Kendal Mint Cake. Read more

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