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First look: Fujifilm X70. The ultimate backpacker’s camera?

Recently I decided it was time to replace my ageing X-E1, which I keep as my second camera. I decided to get the X70. Here’s my hands-on review.

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Backpacking in the Alps – a mini-guide

Photo 06-09-2015, 13 06 26


If you’re a British backpacker looking to head across to the Alps for the first time, it can seem daunting at first. Here’s my mini-guide to enjoying the Alps on foot with a rucksack.

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Backpacking gear for sale June 2017

I’m having a clearout, so here’s your chance to grab a lightly used item in great condition!

Garmin GPSMap 62s with 1:50,000 OS mapping – £180 NOW SOLD
Montane Medusa 32 rucksack M/L – £40 NOW SOLD
Trailpix ultralight tripod – £35
Sleeping bags – scroll to the bottom for details

All prices include postage to mainland UK (no international postage, sorry). PayPal only. If you’d like to buy an item, please drop me a line or grab me on Twitter.

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Vecto: the best way to carry water in the backcountry

Update 17/07/17: this project has now been funded. I’m looking forward to test it!

Lightweight backpackers face a conundrum: how to carry and treat water in the wilderness? Many of us use compact Sawyer filters, but the bladders they come with are less than perfect, and other solutions often fall short. I was delighted to find out about the Vecto, a new product just launched on Kickstarter by cottage gear manufacturer Cnoc Outdoors. Here’s why I think it’s a great product – one I’ll be backing.

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Trapped in the Grid 02

Skegness, April 2017

Trapped in the Grid aims to present images showing members of our species interlocked within the vast system that both sustains and imprisons us.

Image 02 was taken in Skegness, and shows proxies for human beings – characters from pop culture – acting out their own complex drama of horror and survival within a cage we’ve made for them.

I’ll be posting a new image from this series each month.

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