Thermarest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot review

I have been experimenting with different set-ups for my new “Thermarest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot”.  The instructions that are included show two alternative set-ups; the first is a lightweight set-up for people up to 79kgs and the second is a standard set-up for people up to 127kgs. I weigh 85kgs and found with the lightweight set-up, […]

Sleeping mat pump

I have been reading about problems with mould in sleeping mats when you inflate them with your breath; especially in the Neo Xlite which I have. I tried to find a 3V USB pump on the internet to inflate it with, but there isn’t such a thing, so I contacted Biolite to ask if they […]

My “Harlton hacienda”

I learnt a lot about Mors Kochanski’s invension “The Super Shelter” when I was on his winter survival course in 2006. There is a lot of work that goes into its construction, and so one of Mors’ understudies (Kelly Harlton) devised a simplified version, that can easily be carried and set-up.  How the shelter works […]

Trying new kit.

At the end of last week the temperature dropped again and was in the low 20’s.  Yesterday however it was +8 degrees.  This really is a very strange winter!! Now I have all the parts to my Thermarest cot, I wanted to sleep out and test it. I also bought an unused second-hand Thermarest NeoAir […]