SHARING MY EXPERIENCES OF SPENDING TIME HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
I’m Stuart and I’m a commercial UAV operator and also do some freelance web work to earn my keep. I love spending time outdoors, hiking and camping. Whether it be local riverside walks or setting myself mountain and peak challenges, I love getting outside.
I have a real passion for photography, in all its forms and styles. I love learning about photography and experimenting whenever I can. I’m a family man, with two daughters and my wife, whom I love spending time with. They are often reluctant models for my photography though!
From this website I want to share my photos and blog posts about where I’ve been outdoors, what I’ve photographed and my opinions on the kit I use. I welcome any constructive criticism and comments on my work and please do feel free to share your thoughts.
I’ve set myself some goals, to be achieved before my 50th birthday. One was to stop smoking, which I’ve achieved. Another was to complete an Everest Base Camp trek. It will be the hardest trek I’ll have ever completed but I would love to complete it!
First camp of 2018! 2 Nights at Edale, 2 Hikes Planned
I’ve been trying to get a couple of days in at the Peak District since Christmas but work and families commitments scuppered those attempts. So this weekend, come hell or high water, I’m off to Edale for a couple of nights camping and I’ve planned two hikes to keep me busy during the daytime.
I like to have at least one decent hot meal a day when I’m out camping. I’ve used ration packs, gone to the local pub or cafe but my favourite is eating a Pan of Red under the stars, sat at the campfire. Can’t get any better!!
Chin up and keep putting one foot in front of the other!
My Latest Gear Reviews
Fjallraven Keb Trousers
I really like Fjallraven gear, its designed solely for the outdoors, its functional and good looking while its at it. That comes with a price though and Fjallraven is a premium brand with a premium price tag. So were the Fjallraven Keb trousers worth the cash invested in them? Read on to find out!
A taller boot than I usually go with, the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX boots looked the part and I’d heard good things about them, so I decided to part with some cash and buy a pair. Did they meet my expectations though? Read on to find out.
The Traverse Alpha watch is billed as having a strong build quality and having a full set of outdoor features. Made by Suunto in Finland, the Traverse Alpha looks to be a great watch for those who like spending time outdoors. Read on to find out more about it.