N. A. Osborne

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (85 of 106)
Location: London United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 72,692 - Total Helpful Votes: 85 of 106
The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham
The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated but fun., 25 Mar 2014
Stephen Graham led an interesting life. He traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA. This work reads like a "how to" book for the walker. It is dated, but contains some real gems of outdoor wisdom and advice that are relevant today. I enjoyed it.
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Parts of this book are good, well written and interesting. Then I found myself getting lost and a little bored. For starters I don't think the book is about "the old ways". It strays into lots of different territory. Secondly it is not entirely on foot: the second part being on water. Thirdly there is too much Edward Thomas (Macfarlane should write a biography of him - which I would read). Finally, there is too much flowery and clever language for no good reason, except that the author thought it useful.

It is a shame really, but it wasn't quite what I had been led to believe it was and it has certainly been over-hyped by the industry. I don't think the author… Read more
Helikon Wombat Tactical MOLLE Shoulder Bag Olive G&hellip Helikon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have owned and still own kit by Maxpedition and 5.11. The Wombat is not as tough and is lighter, but comes at a much lower price tag and will still do an excellent job. As an everyday bag it is functional for work or travel. There are plenty of pockets and the main compartment can be accessed by either unzipping the whole top, or through a full length slot in the lid. It compares well to a Maxpedition Mongo Versipack (which I use as well). For the price it is worth a look.

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