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Critical care

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In summer I tend to use a lightweight boot or trail shoe. However, in winter I prefer a heavier leather boot. With winter approaching it was time to clean my boots and get them ready for the trails. I often walk in nearby Delta Park early in the morning and like the leather’s ability to repel water from dew and …

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Looking after Mom

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Over the last year, some of us have latched onto new sports and activities and have spent a good deal of time contemplating future adventures. A friend and his wife recently purchased a 4×4 and started visiting a few trails after their training course. With Mother’s Day on the horizon, he decided he wanted to get her some kit of …

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It’s all in the box

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Besides things your vehicle is supplied with such as a jack, wheel brace and jack handle as well as the compulsory warning triangle what do you carry in your vehicle for emergencies? Well, a friend recently asked me this question as he was going on a trip and had no idea as to what he should take, we did the …

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Roll it all up!

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I have been on trips where friends have literally kept essential kit in a grain bag, when something is needed they have to rummage around frantically. I like being more organised and use rolls with compartments to store things. This makes them easily accessible when needed. I keep two rolls in my toolbox, one holds a full selection of spanners …

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Keeping it clean

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Quality gear costs money and is worth looking after. I have a hard and fast rule when I return from a trip, even if it’s late at night. I clean my gear and ensure that it is dry or lay items out to get dry so that I can pack them away the next day. If anything is damp or …

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Holding firmly to the truth

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There is a great deal to see in Johannesburg, the meetup.com group organises various trips and events for like-minded people. On joining you can specify specific interests and you will receive notifications and invites to “meet-ups”. These take the form of “urban adventures,” they can be anything from a hike in the country, business networking, meditation or a cultural tour. My first …