Thinking ahead. Really.

Spent the day in Edinburgh at the Snowbaws outdoor show looking at some new kit,  some new brands too which was nice. I’ll do a write-up over the next couple of days and I’ll be announcing a “thing” too, I’ve got a few of the distributors working with me to put together a show-and-tell weekend at the end of February.
There will be sample tents, rucksacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, clothing and plenty more for folk to test on a wild camp in the Southern Highlands. It’ll be on a Saturday/Sunday so hopefully folk will be able to make it along, I’ll be looking for maybe 5-10 volunteers, so if you’ve got a blog and want some exclusives to review or just want to come along for the banter it’s all good. Check your diary for the last two weekends in February and check back here in a few days for more details. There’ll be girls gear to test by the way.

I’d had a late Greggs, from the Gorgie branch just outside Tynecastle stadium where the show was and I haven’t been overly hungry since. But Holly looked worried at my lack of food enthusiasm and insisted, so with Joycee’s assistance a huge plate of red-hot mini tarts appeared. The tarts were awesome and now gone, the contents were ham, cheese and Damn Good Chilli Jam! which is made by fine bloke in Peebles and should be purchased and consumed by all.

It’s living the dream isn’t it, sitting here looking at Flying V’s on ebay whilst being brought cuppas and pastry delights by someone who’s smile is genuine and is also dressed as a Disney princess.

22 thoughts on “Thinking ahead. Really.”

  1. I’d be really pleased to see you folks, hope we can sort it out.
    Chris, even if you can make it over/up for a day that would be magic.

  2. All being well count us in too. We may even have the youngster with us, revolting teenager of 14yrs ;-)

    Been way too long since I’ve wildcamped

    On the girly gear, any in Amazonian woman sizes? ;-)

  3. Ooh sounds interesting. I should be free – I’ll check back in after my weekend of climbing in Snowdonia and see what gives.
    I’m also glad that mine is not the only household where a princess rules the roost ;-)

  4. Awesome folks.

    Just spoke to the guys who are supplying the gear and the 18th/19th of February is the date that suits them, so that’s what I’m going with and I’ll announce it properly on Monday.
    We have a really cool plan for this, it’s going to be good fun.

  5. 18th/19th Feb might just work for me, but it’ll be a fairly late confirmation – don’t know if that fits with your plans?

  6. i need that montura jumper in my life, i think people are getting sick of me in my arcteryx covert.

    Gotta try that chilli jam too.

  7. I’ll check on the 18th/19th tonight (if there is still space) as I made a rather late return from Tremadog last night. Hope to see you then…

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