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The Journey In Between
The Journey In Between
by Keith Foskett
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A modern walking classic, 19 Oct. 2013
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This is a great book. Keith Foskett's description of walking the old pilgrim route from southern France to Santiago de Compostela is fantastic. His honest, informative and witty style make this a cracking read.


Berghaus Men's Arnside Half Zip Fleece - Porter Green, Medium
Berghaus Men's Arnside Half Zip Fleece - Porter Green, Medium

4.0 out of 5 stars A good, basic fleece, 19 Oct. 2013
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This is a simple fleece: a pullover with no pockets, whistles or bells. In fact, nothing to go wrong at all. It's a lightweight tough fabric that has taken abuse and still keeps me comfortable and warm.


Firefly - The Complete Series [DVD] [2003]
Firefly - The Complete Series [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Nathan Fillion
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A superb series, 19 Oct. 2013
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I first became aware of the series through the film 'Serenity' and some in-jokes on 'The Big Bang Theory'. I bought this DVD box set and now am hooked. A superb drama series with many comic touches, it is simply excellent.


ENGLAND, THEIR ENGLAND
ENGLAND, THEIR ENGLAND
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite, 19 Oct. 2013
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This is a cracking book: intelligently written, very funny and capturing England in a time gone by. I love it.


The Ultralight Backpacker : The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail
The Ultralight Backpacker : The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail
by Ryel Kestenbaum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Aimed at a certain crowd, 19 Oct. 2013
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This is a good book but unfortunately I am the wrong reader. There are many excellent tips on lightening your hillwalking or backpacking load safely but they are aimed squarely at an American audience. All the equipment and sizes considered are those of the USA rather than Britain or Europe and I would argue that the author is a very experienced backpacker in the USA; some of his advice could result in very serious problems for someone on Dartmoor or the Cairngorms with all four seasons apparent in one day!


Mountaincraft and Leadership, fourth edition
Mountaincraft and Leadership, fourth edition
by Eric Langmuir
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent update, 19 Oct. 2013
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Eric Langmuir's book is a classic and packed full of useful, often vital, information on hill safety. I recommend it to all who visit the hills.


North York Moors (British Mountain Map)
North York Moors (British Mountain Map)
by Harvey Map Services Ltd
Edition: Map
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A superb map, 19 Oct. 2013
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Like all Harvey BMC Maps, this is an outstanding product. It is waterproof, tough and the mapping depicts the terrain superbly.


AA Battery USB Emergency Charger for iPhone 3G 4G 4S iPod Blackberry HTC Galaxy White
AA Battery USB Emergency Charger for iPhone 3G 4G 4S iPod Blackberry HTC Galaxy White
Offered by UK Digital Bay
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars A very poor product, 19 Oct. 2013
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The firm very kindly sent me three of these - after the first one didn't work, they sent me another which also didn't work and then a third which, you've guessed it, didn't work either. After that, I stopped bothering.


Tatonka Rucksack Rain Cover Xl Red
Tatonka Rucksack Rain Cover Xl Red
Price: £16.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An inadequate product, 25 May 2013
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This is a poor product in my opinion. It is not particularly waterproof (especially when the wind picks up) and the fabric is too light and flimsy for sustained use in the mountains (mine ripped in more than one place after only two days).

The system of attaching the cover to a rucksack is very strong but is complex and makes getting anything out of the rucksack a slow process.


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