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Essential knots for the outdoors

Essential knots for the outdoors

A guide to tying knots for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and survival

One of the key outdoor skills to have is tying knots – it’s one of those skills that we think is easy to learn until our knots fail. Knowing these knots can save you a lot of headaches and time when camping, hiking, hunting, fishing or even in a survival situation.… Read more

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To Eritrea and Ethiopia – Retracing a Victorian Expedition

To Eritrea and Ethiopia – Retracing a Victorian Expedition

In 1868 the British government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. They built a Red Sea port, then a railway across the coastal plain, and finally imported 44 Indian elephants and commissioned 26,000 local people to serve the soldiers and carry their heavy guns into the heart of Africa.… Read more

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Walking the Camino Norte

Walking the Camino Norte

Rohan customer Mr. Britton sets his sights on the Camino Norte

The seeds of my trip were sown two years previously when I completed the Camino François. I had such a wonderful experience I knew I had to do another one – The Camino Norte or Northern Camino.

So I teamed up with Steve Boyle, an Australian I met on that trip, and we arranged to meet two years to the day we both started the previous Camino.… Read more

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Celebrate John Muir Day 21st April 2018

Celebrate John Muir Day 21st April 2018

Celebrate John Muir Day
John Muir the Scots born naturalist, writer, climber, inventor, conservationist and campaigner would have been 180 years old on 21st April 2018.

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir

John Muir was instrumental in establishing the world’s first National Parks system in America in the early 1900’s.  … Read more