Saturday, 2 May 2009

Radio Silence

The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed the lack of activity here over the last month. Nothing sinister, simply taking a wee break from the Web outside of work hours. Not a complete break, just a lessening of online time.

Business as usual in the real world with the recent arrival of some new "shinies". My self-imposed "Sell something to buy something" rule is working well. It's all gone a bit Swap Shop here. It's keeping the gear mountain in check at any rate.


Nothing terribly exciting, a 1 Litre Nalgene HDPE Bottle, waste water for the disposal of. Handy for all sorts of occasions.

Seedhouse SL1

Spurred on by the success of the SL2 and favourable reviews over at ptc's, a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 plus footprint. I'd been swithering for the best part of a year but, now that I've seen it in the flesh so to speak, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. The Boy and me are heading out in the next couple of weeks so I'll be taking this instead of the Laserlite.

There's a Haglofs LIM 55 and a Snow Peak Mini Solo cookset there that'll be coming along for the ride.

We're looking forward to it :o)


scott said...

Aye, new gear's good, eh?

I've got a new rucksack, funnily enough.


Big Kev said...

Aye, it's all good :o)

How's the new ruckie? Like it?

Martin Rye said...

The LIM 55 will put a wee smile on your face. Have a good trip.

scott said...

Only got the rucksack today, so it's no' been used in anger yet. I'm just having fun adjusting straps for no reason.

In a bold and colourful move I went for the old orange Jirishanca without the MSC bit.

I'm very excited about the bottle pockets.


Big Kev said...

@Martin, it's raised a few smiles already. And it means the boy gets a shot of the Villain this time out. It's win win :o)

@Scott, excellent! :o) The jiri' in orange is very nice indeed. You'll be needing a couple of nice bottles to put in those pockets :o)