China has recently tightened the rules for China work visa, indeed.
What used to be a little uncomfortable more because it meant dealing with “scary” Chinese bureaucracy (but wasn’t), has become a lengthy and strange process…
Nothing worse in everyday adventures, be they urban or mountain microexploration, than getting soaked.
Rab gave me a chance (full disclosure: in the form of a PR sample, i.e. free product, without obligations) to try out an interesting piece of ultralight rain protection, their Flashpoint Pull-On…
Like the knights of medieval Europe, so the samurai of Japan hold great fascination. Maybe, with a touch of orientalist exoticism, all the greater a fascination.
The Interstellar Bivy from Outdoor Research sets out to hit a sweet spot between lightness, protection, and usability – with a “wearable” approach to what a bivy can be.
People keep saying that outdoors experiences are as good as therapy for one’s mental health. And wonder why people would climb mountains while putting great athletes on pedestals.
Where does that leave a normal person with some outdoors interests, but no particular inclination to do anything noteworthy for others?