What do heat exchanger pots have to offer the lightweight backpacker? Are they any more efficient, and if so, does this compensate for the increased weight, bulk and expense? Three Points of the Compass takes a glance at some of those available.
For those that like to venture out on a long distance path in the UK, be it National Trail or some other route, a physical map, with the trail highlighted through it's centre, is a useful resource. And if that resource comes with Ordnance Survey mapping, it is a match made in heaven, well, almost!
A glance at the gear Three Points of the Compass has packed for a weeks wander across Lowland Scotland. I have a mix of official campsites and wildcamping, and because this is in May, I can anticipate low to mid-high temperatures and dry or wet conditions.
A glance at one of the most varied of UK post boxes. The Ludlow is increasingly threatened and becoming ever rarer. Keep an eye out for what was once a 'cheap' alternative to the more common cast iron boxes.
Coronation Weekend loomed. The nation was to enjoy an extra bank-holiday and I noticed that the prices one hotel chain was charging were at their cheapest that Monday. But where to go? I decided to reprise my Medway Valley Walk of a couple of years ago.
Most hikers are carrying a phone on trail, but where to keep it? In a pocket, chest pouch, hip belt pouch... Three Points of the Compass has been using the Gossamer Gear Shoulder Strap Pocket for the past three years.
Some stoves require just a little maintenance to keep them operating optimally. Liquid or multi-fuel stoves often feature a generator loop where liquid fuel is vaporised. This occasionally requires internal carbon deposits removing. It isn't a difficult task if carried out before it becomes a problem.
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