Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Category Archives: Reviews

Snowshoeing in Scotland

Plodding up the slope through soft snow from the Callater bothy towards Carn an t-Sagairt Mor I got to thinking that it has been 6 years since I acquired my … Continue reading

March 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Trailstar Vs Duomid

My much loved MLD Trailstar has now gone to a new owner whom I’m sure will get as much enjoyment out of it as I did.  I hadn’t really thought … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

BD Trail Pro Poles

I’ve learned over the years that if you really want something specific for Xmas you buy it yourself & hand it over for wrapping. I’ve been eyeing the Black Diamond … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Alpkit Mytimug 650

I’d been looking for a small  pot for summer overnighters for a while, something just large enough for a soup or noodles & of course the morning coffee; I’ve used … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

HRP Gear & Stuff

As I mentioned in my  HRP Post I thought a review of the gear used on the trip, together with a few other musing, was worthwhile. The HRP at 5 – … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zelph Starlyte stove

The Starlyte burner is a neat little meths (alcohol) stove that comes in a variety of configurations, with and without integrated pot stands & varying heat outputs; it’s been around … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

MLD Bivi Mod’s

In my post Trailstar nest and bivis a few months ago I mentioned the little niggle I had with the MLD Superlight Bivi, “the head room is too tight and the small half … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why an Altimeter?

I must admit to being a bit backward as far as technology’s concerned and thought that altimeters were the stuff of the Himalayas, Andes and the high Alps. On most … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playing in the snow

30 Jan 2014 A predicted lull in the seeming endless series of storms tempted my out for a day in the hills to try out the MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes. … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cumulus Down Gear

I first came across this manufacturer over a year ago on the website Ten Pound Pack, Cumulus doesn’t seem to be very well known in the UK but has a … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Kovea Spider Stove

I’ve backpacked in winter a fair amount using both the MSR Whisperlite and more recently the MSR Micro Rocket gas canister stove.  I never really liked using the Whisperlite under … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

MLD Trailstar

I love my MLD Trailstar!  Even on a morning at -7C! I think Colin Ibbotson’s words from his Trailstar Review say it all. “This is the lightest, largest, most storm-proof … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Montane Slipstream Smock

This is one of go to items on my packing list for ALL seasons, the smock just does what it says it does; it’s very windproof, yet very breathable; and … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment