Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

“I’m so tired but cannot sleep! Can’t feel my feet anymore! My ears are also frozen! To be honest, I am chilled to the bones! I am thirsty and there’s at least 20 meters between me and the water bottle. What? The temperature says 2 degrees outside?!…I will never go camping again!” If this is something that went through your tired out brain on one of those freezing nights while   Read More ...

A couple of weeks have gone by, since I’ve been asked to review Hi-Tecs Ladies SugarHill Softshell Jacket. All this time the weather has been playing some mean tricks, throwing every possible sort of challenge at me. I therefor can happily say I was able to give this jacket a proper spin in almost every condition. Having spent many years living in Europe my outdoor clothing is mostly of European/North   Read More ...

My home is my castle! So don’t buy a travel-shag!  Do yourself a favor,  save some money and get a decent tent. A tent that won’t fly away at the slightest breeze, floats away with the first raindrop or a tent with a very inconvenient setup that you need an extra hour to pitch it every day. I bought a Hilleberg Saivo tent some years ago. I had to save   Read More ...

Categories: Gear, Reviews

Before I started to write this post I wrote the review of the Hilleberg Saivo tent to calm down and remember that there are companies out there who know their trade, build things that are extremely well thought out and work like they should. (don’t skip the update at the bottom) Some months ago we bought a LA Sports Pro Tent Series II for the roof of our bakkie (this   Read More ...

Categories: Camping, Gear, Reviews