Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Tag Archives: MYOG

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

Trail Shoe Gaiters

Wearing gaiters (or as the wife describes them ‘spats’) with trail shoes is a pretty good way of minimising muck (mud, sand, grit, twigs, etc) from getting inside the shoe … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Another MYO stove

Sounds too good to be true; an alcohol (meths) stove that’s efficient, <15ml for a 500ml boil (1/2oz for 2 cups); simple to build, 2 mins; really cheap, ~£1.50 each. … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 18 Comments

More Pot Cosy’s

During this year’s Pyrenees jaunt I used a very simple cosy knocked up from 3mm flooring underlay & Ali tape; less bulk than my trusty sleeping mat cosy & less … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Cosy Cooking

As mentioned in a post Cosy cooking, sometime ago, I’m a firm believer in using a Pot Cosy to help save fuel; particularly with using home dehydrated meals where simmering for … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

MLD Duomid A Frame

In a previous post, Duomid Pole Jacks, I’d been experimenting with an ‘A’ frame setup for the MLD Duomid using 12” jacks & lashing the handles together; it worked fairly well … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Duomid Pole Jacks

In a reply to a comment on my post MLD Duomid First Steps I mentioned that I had tried an ‘A’ frame set up using my Leki poles & 30cm … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

MLD Duomid first steps

Xmas has come early this year with a nice package from Ron Bell, a Cuben Duomid. I’d been thinking about another shelter for a while; I’ve been perfectly happy with … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 8 Comments

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

Bivi mods done.

After experiencing some minor condensation around the foot of my sleeping bag in my last trip, caused by the silnylon foot box on my MYO bivi I decided a modification … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailstar Nest & Bivi’s

My ‘go to’ backpacking shelter is the MLD Trailstar and after publishing my review and pitching guide I thought it was worthwhile to look at the accessories I’ve used to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Winter Lighting

Winter backpacking in Scotland is one of short days and long nights and reliable lighting both for potentially walking in the dark and around camp is a necessity. My primary … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Meths Stove Saga

I first messed around with meths (alcohol) stoves many…..many years ago, the Trangia and simple MYO, and found them slow, messy and not fit for anything!  Having years later caught … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cosy Cooking

The pot cosy is in my mind a simple elegant idea, and simple ideas are usually the best ones, that has transformed my backpacking cooking. I remember nearly 45 years … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment