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Walking in Lincolnshire

Morning coffee – Douwe Egberts> instant hazelnut nut flavoured coffee.

I got out this morning for a walk, some geocaching, photography and a coffee in the autumn sunshine.

I packed light, grabbed my Finnish Haversack, first-aid kit, backpacking cookset and a Sigg bottle for water. I used my M65 jacket, the lined cotten jacket is really comfortable for walking in cooler weather, and Karrimor walking shoes. Unfortunately I still have a problem with my stove – not sure it is safe to use ling term.



It was a good opportunity to test a new Garmin etrex 10 GPS.

… it was a short walk, I had to get home in time to watch the Rams play the Giants at Twickenham on the TV!

Walking and Geocaching – Grantown on Spey – New Gear

The boys went fishing today near Grantown on Spey, so after dropping them off I set off to do some walking. There are plenty of good forest walks around Grantown on Spey and a lot of geocaches have been hidden there so planing a route was straight forward.

Walking and Geocaching - Grantown on Spey

Several of the geocaches were challenging to find (I did get some help on one of them from a local) but searching them out is part of the fun. I was planning on getting 10 – managed 7 as the boys wanted to be picked up earlier than planned.

Walking and Geocaching - Grantown on Spey

For lunch I found a shaded spot, essential for today as it was very hot and sunny, with a very convenient tree stump. Before setting up the stove I was very careful to clear the ground of the dry leaf litter as I did not want any risk of fire.

Walking and Geocaching - Grantown on Spey


Top of the list today was water.

1l roll up Platypus bottle with a drinking tube – I do not use the bladder tube very often but today it was useful to be able to sip water regularly
0.5l roll up water bottle – used to make my lunch time coffee (I know coffee dehydrates but I like it)
0.3l water with a squirt of Robinsons Squash’d citrus

Lightweight Sea to Summit pack
Map and compass
Rain jacket – not really necessary today but I still packed it
Lunch – including a snack pot of tinned pineapple for the liquid
Backpacking cooking set
GSI lightweight insulated mug
Sit mat – pads the back of the pack
Sun stick and lip balm
Bush hat with wide brim
Victorinox Camper Swiss Army Knife on a paracord lanyard

Long sleeved lightweight shirt
Crag Hopper long trousers
Karrimor hiking shoes with Bridgedale hiking socks

Pocket first aid kit, pack of tissues, whistle, space blanket, length of cord, four large safety pins, glucose tablets
Head lamp
Emergency power pack for my smartphone

Plenty of factor 50 sun screen applied before setting out.

New Gear

GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug

I bought a new mug yesterday – a GSI lightweight insulated mug, that is big enough to be used as a bowl to rehydrate a meal in when camping or backpacking. The lid has a sturdy lift up flap for drinking out of and to protect from swimming flies.

GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug

GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug

The insulated jacket is removable for cleaning.

GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug

Capacity 500ml
Weight 99g


I saw this flavoured instant coffee in the supermarket the other day. Tastes great so I have added a Nalgene bottle if it to my kit.