Olly Writes

Woodwork, writing, walks, DIY and more!

Tag Archives: equipment

Spending: September to December 2016

Across the final three months of 2016, I embarked on a ‘spending spree’ of sorts to upgrade a few key areas of my existing range of walk-related clothing.

In this post, I’ll summarise everything I purchased along with a brief explanation as to why.

Read more of this post

Advertisements

Keeping My Bladder Clean

Continuing on from the previous post where we looked at my recently-acquired map holder; this week, I’ve gone and bought my self a cleaning kit for my hydration bladder.

DSCN0516

Read more of this post

I’ve Been Spending

With the summer just ahead and a lot of plans for walking along with a few short camping trips, I’ve recently been depleting my bank account in anticipation of the good times and adventures to come.

20150508_195631

Read more of this post

Camping Kit

As I sit here, contemplating one third and final camping trip before the summer leaves us for this year (even though, it may feel like it has only just re-emerged this weekend), I’d like to share with you a selection of items that I consider as essential to my own camping experiences. I’ve noticed that others seem to carry a lot of kit with them…

But then, perhaps it’s because my motive is different – I’m not travelling to ‘camp’ as much as I am earning a place to stay while I head off adventuring in to each day.

Read more of this post

Preparing to Walk

I’ve only been walking for twelve-months but it didn’t take long for me to learn that it is quite essential to kit yourself out properly, if you’re going to do this seriously. I’m not talking about spending hundreds of pounds on lots of expensive clothing items with breathable membranes. After all, I’m only climbing the local hills. I’m not looking to scale Mount Everest (just yet)!

Craghoppers Kiwi Backpack

Craghoppers Kiwi Pro 30l Backpack

Along with a decent pair of walking boots (much sturdier and more comfortable than trainers – my current ones were about £35), there are a few other items I would recommend to anyone who’s thinking about walking or hiking as a recurrent hobby. After a recent shopping trip to a local outdoor clothing store, I felt that I would share some of this here with you this evening.

Read more of this post

Thinking About Edge Sanders…

While I do believe that my workshop is fairly close to being ‘complete’, as far as having all the right tools and machinery goes, I’m also open to the idea that certain pieces of equipment may need to be upgraded, as your woodworking progress. One can certainly have ‘enough’ tools but, that should never come to mean that he who has all the tools should stop thinking about buying new tools altogether…

Quite recently, I’ve been thinking along the lines of introducing a small edge sander or linisher in to my workshop, as a replacement for the disc sander.

Read more of this post

%d bloggers like this: