Sunday, 28 October 2007

A little early

A surprise for Sunday evening; The Podzine Issue Three is already available.

So no waiting until tomorrow for your weekly slice of Podcast Bob and the outdoors scene.

The Podzine 29/10/07

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Monday, 22 October 2007

The Podzine Issue Two

Issue Two of ‘The Podzine’ is up and really to be downloaded.

This week’s issue has interviews with Terra Nova and Leki about their new ranges for 2008, a couple of reviews for books plus the podzine diary.

There is also a new competition for a chance to win a signed Ronald Turnbull Book.

As usual the podzine can be downloaded via iTunes or your favourite podcatcher, or The Outdoors Station website or click on the player below to listen.

The Podzine 22/10/07

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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

If the cap fits

I had an email yesterday from Podcast Bob, letting me know that I was one of the lucky winners of his GoLite competition.

Today the postie brought me, my prize a nice shiny GoLite cap.

Golite cap

A big thanks to Bob and GoLite for the competition.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Podcast update

Remember I said that Bob Cartwright AKA Podcast Bob was looking to have a weekly outdoors podcast; well it looks like today is the start of the new podcasts.

“New Style Weekly Podzine for Outdoors Fans!
Monday the 15th October see the launch of a new weekly audio magazine show The Podzine for outdoors fans everywhere. We want to reach enthusiasts on all levels everywhere and especially retailers! The more people we can reach, the more great programmes we can produce!

The first show, includes an interview with Inov-8 designer Graham Jordison for some background information about the new Rocklite 390 GTX and Chris Watts distributor of MSR gear in the UK, who explains what make the Reactor stove so efficient. Plus there’s a head to head review of Novembers Trail and TGO Magazine, a what’s on diary for the next few weeks and a competition win some some great Golite products!“

As usual the podcasts can be downloaded from The Outdoors Station or your favourite podcatcher.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Food on the trail

Like most backpackers; I`m always on the lookout for ways to improve my food when out backpacking.

This has led to me owning a small stack of cook books for backpackers.

The lastest addtion is Freezer bag cooking (trail food made simple).

This book is sightly different to the other books mainly because the meals are cooked in a freezer bag (no more dirty pots!).

The book is broken down into the usual meals of the day breakfast, lunch, and dinner but does had some added categories like drinks, salads & vegetables, soups.

The book also has a chapter on Techinques & Gear.

Most of the meals are based on the usual backpacking stable foods, namely couscous, rice and pasta.

Freezer Bag Cooking sell quite a range of equipment along with the cookbook, I bought the book as part of a starter kit which included a cozy, two ziploc bags and a long handled spoon.

All the meals are straight forward to prepare, although some of the ingredients maybe a bit harder to find in the U.K.

One reason I bought the starter kit was for the cozy. Cozies seen to be the ‘new’ way of helping food cook quicker and use less fuel in the process. As someone who has have problems with a) running out of fuel and b) waiting around for food to cook; I am intersted to see how well the cozy works.

Darren is conducting another one of his tests on cozies, so to will be interesting to see what he comes up with. I will post my finding on the FBC cozy when I get a chance to test it.