An Outdoors Family bla band review

Review of Blå Band expedition meals

Keeping food lightweight, high energy and easy to prepare when walking and wildcamping can be a challenge. We normally take a range of simple pasta and sauces along with some hotdogs, primula cheese, wraps and noodles. This works pretty well for us, but we were wanting to find out what the dehydrated meals marketed specifically […]

An Outdoors Family summer munro challenge

A fundraising summer of munro challenges

Summer is fast approaching and we’re looking forward to it. Our son’s first year at school has gone quickly and we’re excited to be spending as much time as possible outside with him. I can’t wait to see what mischief we’ll get up to together! But I’m also dreading July. We miscarried last year and Beanie’s […]

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What our 5yo really thinks of our family adventures

I guess we’ve always hoped our son likes spending time outdoors and being away in the mountains. It’s what he’s growing up doing. It’s what we as a family have discovered we need. Too long at home, doing the usual routine of school, work, weekly shop etc turns us in to grizzly bears with a bad head, […]

Spring munrobagging weekend

A spring munrobagging weekend

Saturday morning started early with us quickly getting dressed and throwing our gear into the car to set off on our weekend adventure. We jumped in and set off, tucking into our breakfast, all before 7am. We drove through Dundee, through Kirriemuir and onwards towards Glen Doll, our starting point for the weekend. Just after Kirriemuir […]

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Our year of mountain adventures 2016

Last year was a fantastic year for us in terms of getting away for family adventures; from our first winter wild camp to 9 days campervanning around the Outer Hebrides and finding snow in sunny Spain in June. But in terms of getting out to the hills, I don’t think we ever thought it would’ve been as big […]

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What do adventurers eat for breakfast?

Imagine this:  You’ve spent days packing and unpacking, making sure you have the essentials for your 3day walk and wild camp trip in the Cairngorms. You’ve got the tent, down quilt, airbeds, cooker, waterproofs, hats, gloves. The list goes on. But you’ve got everything. Absolutely everything, including food. Oh yes. Food. You’ve packed enough variety […]

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Wildcamping, fire damage, rubbish and the erosion of hard won countryside access in Scotland

The end of summer throws into focus the issue of abandoned camps, fire damage, broken glass and other rubbish that can be found all along many of the loch shores in Scotland, left by inconsiderate ‘wild campers’ and other visitors. It is easy to point the finger at ‘others’ but unless we are part of […]

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A trek down memory lane: The Torres Del Paine circuit a decade on

Almost 10 years ago now we walked the Torres Del Paine circuit in Chilean Patagonia during a year travelling. We had seen the iconic images and wanted to experience it for ourselves. it would be the largest trek we had been on at 7 days and around 100 km. We travelled from northern Chile to […]

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Affordable changes to backpacking gear

Last week we bought you our tips on reducing your packweight for free. The next step is looking at what items you can buy for not very much that will save you that bit of extra weight in your bag. Let’s face it, we all like the thought of being able to go further at […]