Gear

Bow Air Bags

Today iboutdoor gives advice on protecting your investments…

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Duct tape – holding my life together

Duct tape has long been a staple of the outdoor instructor’s personal kit. From gun shot wounds to relationships, if it can’t be fixed with duct tape, it isn’t worth fixing.

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Gear I’m Loving… HF throwlines

I’ve used many different throwlines over the past few years, from all of the main manufacturers. However, I believe that HF are the best on the market and here’s why…

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Pyranha Burn Modifications

Last year I switched from a Medium to a Large Pyranha Burn. I’m always fascinated to see what people have done to improve their boats when I buy second hand and thought I’d share these two modifications here on iboutdoor.

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Dealing with stuck cams

Back in 2011 I spent most of the summer living out of my car, on a UK climbing road trip. I spent a week living near Stanage Edge in the Peak District, one of the most popular climbing crags in the country. Although I didn’t see many climbers out during the week, I found plenty of evidence of their presence

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Making a kayak rear gopro mount

Some of the best kayaking videos use footage taken from many different angles, breaking away from the first person view that we have become used to over the past few years. I have tried using my GoPro on different mounts attached to my boat, (here) but was never really happy with the result. After seeing footage taken from a pole mount on the stern of the boat, I decided to have a go at making my own. 

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Gear I’m loving… Berghaus Arete 45

It’s nice to have shiny new gear, but even better to own gear that has character. This week iboutdoor takes a look at the Berghaus Arete 45, a simple climbing pack that could tell you some stories…

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Paddling Abroad

For me, paddling white water overseas is the ultimate experience. What could be better than doing the sport you love and discovering a new country at the same time? The good news is, it’s easily done, but just requires a little planning…

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Buying a throwline

I’ve had a few people ask me what to look for when buying a new line, so thought I’d put some pointers up here.

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Out of screwgates?

Here’s a quick tip that’s handy to know if you run out of screwgate karabiners on a climbing route.

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How not to lose your GoPro

GoPro cameras have changed the way kayaking films are made. With cameras mounted on helmets, kayaks and even paddles the viewer can now get closer to the action than ever before. Most kayakers are using the adhesive mounts to attach the GoPro to their kit and although they’re pretty tough, they’re not 100% reliable if they take a big hit.

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