Blog of the Week: PTC
PTC is a lightweight gear enthusiast hailing from the bonny land of Scotland. His blog has become a major inspiration for many people to go down the ‘ultra-lightweight’ route, and really challenge what they need to take with them on the hill. This has earned Pete (as he is known to non forum users) a column in Trail Magazine, where he gives tips and tricks to allow you too, to go lightweight. His blog is filled with stories of his many backpacking trips, often in the wilds of Scotland. Great stories and in depth gear reviews on products and brands that you may not have come across before. So if you have ever wondered what this lightweight thing is all about, or simply want to read some humorous and well written trip reports, check out the PTC Blog.
Just spotted that above on the Ultimate Outdoors website. I keep forgetting folk can see this bloody thing. It’s very nice indeed, and it’s also a clever way of getting reciprocal links to your webstore. But, anyone who stocks the new Haglöfs Ascent packs in summer and the LIM Ultimate pants with the full length yellow side zips at any time is forward thinking and deserves custom.
Anyway, I should be in the Cairngorms right now. But work intervened, and maybe that’s not a bad thing seeing who the weather has turned out. A bit pish. Can I now be arsed doing something else outdoorsy like a trail run by headtorch, or shall I eat tandoori delights and watch The Taking of Pelham 123 which I just got back from Craig?