Author: Michael Macdonald

Review: Funch Bliss Balls – DIY Healthy Snacks for Hiking

Why doesn’t mine look like that? There’s a fair chance you’ll be saying that with Funch, at least by the time you retrieve them from your pack, but man they’re tasty. My usual go to food when hiking is a homemade mix of nuts and chocolate in a zip lock bag (scroggin). It’s relatively cheap and effective for both quick energy and sustained energy that’s needed while walking long distances. These Funch Bliss Balls will probably be added to the zip lock bag now. Apart from being tasty, they include a good mix of fats, protein and carbohydrates for...

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Review: Osprey Aether 70L Backpack – A backpack for life

In a great case of all the gear and no idea, I bought myself an Osprey Aether 70L backpack with future dreams of week-long hikes in the wilderness. My legs weren’t ready for this. My legs aside, many of you would have come across the American company Osprey. They manufacture a whole range of bags and offer a lifetime guarantee. If they can’t fix it, they’ll replace it. To me, that was too hard to ignore. Design, Comfort & Durability (Rating: 85%) I have three backpacks and this is my first large(ish) pack, the others being smaller day/overnight packs....

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