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Kit Review: Petzl Actik Core 450L Head Torch

Kit Review: Petzl Actik Core 450L Head Torch

While having an immensely bright head torch is undeniably cool, strapping six D cell batteries to your noggin isn’t. When it comes to head torches, it’s not simply a case of brightest is best. Choosing the perfect head torch means finding that sweet spot between brightness, burn time, weight and cost. There’s often a trade-off somewhere, but perhaps not if you go for the Petzl Actik Core 450L … Here’s the lowdown: Brightness The Petzl Actik Core 450L has three levels of…

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How to clean your bike

How to clean your bike

Riding your bike makes you happier. And you should do things that make you happy, right? That means taking every opportunity for a two-wheeled adventure: your commute; nipping out for a pint of milk; or even just a gentle Sunday morning pootle with the family. But one thing many people forget to do as they ride more is clean their bike! It’s hardly the most exciting job, but even if you only go out in fair weather, the chain soon picks…

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Family Camping – Creating a Checklist

Family Camping – Creating a Checklist

CLICK TO ACCESS THE FAMILY CAMPING CHECKLIST GUIDE I’m feeling pretty smug. It’s taken some gentle persuasion but my family now has the camping bug. This is the holy grail for many an everyday adventurer. Getting the family on board means you’ll be spending much more time outside. Every spare weekend becomes an excuse to get some fresh air. Not to mention the benefits for the kids – connecting with nature, being free range, inspiring a sense of wonder plus…

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Kit Review: Lifesystems Explorer First Aid Kit

Kit Review: Lifesystems Explorer First Aid Kit

You should always have a first aid kit on hand in case you are involved in an accident on the hill. Help could take some time to arrive so you need to be able to take care of yourself. Even a few plasters and a triangular bandage is better than nothing. It always pays to be prepared and have a few more key items at your disposal. While it’s easy to build up your own solution, there are plenty of…

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