Category Archives: Gear

Forces in White Water Rescue

I participated in an Aquatic Rescue course last week and it had me wondering what the various forces involved are. After a bit of internet research here is a collection of bits of information that I found interesting. I can … Continue reading

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First ride at Showka on the BMC Trail Fox (inc Video)

On Thursday I received a BMC Trail Fox TR02 from Adventure HQ in Times Square, Dubai. I’ve set up a page under “My Bikes” to post detailed information about it. You can find the page at Here is a … Continue reading

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Gear Review in May’s Outdoor UAE Magazine – Columbia Powerdrain Shoe

In this months Outdoor UAE we had a pair of Columbia Powerdrain shoes on test. My conclusion was If the idea of a good all round shoe that performs just as well when wet as dry, is nice and grippy on both … Continue reading

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Canon 550D and Sigma 30mm f1.4 combination front focus problem

It was pointed out by Gregory.Rotter on that this camera/lens combination was front focusing. Now because I’m a newbie with an untrained eye I hadn’t noticed this. After a bit of google action I came across a test sheet, … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for Improving Your First Aid Kit

In this months Outdoor UAE my article is on ways to improve your first aid kit. James has kindly produced a PDF version of the article for folks to download and use. Enjoy Ian

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New surf board design thoughts

I’m taking the plunge and ordering a long board. Because its going to be custom made I get to have a custom design on the deck. Long boards are retro and so a retro design is in order. I’ve trawled … Continue reading

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Interesting days- Radio Debute and Outdoor Retail Revisited

I’ve had a really interesting couple of days. Firstly my first radio experience on Thursday morning and then a day and a half helping out on the Adventure HQ shop floor. The radio was a completely new experience, the shop floor of an … Continue reading

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