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Emergency on the hills

Using GPS and smartphones as navigation aids GPS devices and smartphones are increasingly being used for navigation in the mountains and when they ...
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Map Reading Basics Part one

Map reading is not only an important addition to your outdoor knowledge but is important to keeping you safe. Plus, basic navigation skills are no...
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Going Solo

Heading out to the hills on your own might seem like a step too far for many outdoor lovers but when you've done it once, you'll never look back. C...
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How to read the weather

We know rain... living in Scotland it's just part of life and we have to just get on with it. Having the right clothing, understanding weather f...
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Solo Camping Tips for Women - In the safety of the hills…

Women shop alone, drive alone, or eat alone, but what if they plan to hike alone? Lots of people asking now, but is it safe? Carys writes regularl...
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Lightweight Camping Gear Under 8kg

Scotland is one of the best places in the world to wild camp. Depending on your route, you could wake up to views over a loch, beside a bonnie san...
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How To Stay Safe On The Hills In Winter

Winter is here, and with it, comes new challenges. Your familiar landscapes are transformed by snow and ice, changing the very shape of the hil...
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17 Beginner’s Tips for Winter Hill Walking

Great winter days in the hills are very memorable, although the hours of daylight are short and the weather is often extremely challenging. Bei...
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How To Pick A Waterproof Jacket?

The weather in Scotland is known for being dreich – a Scots word meaning miserable and threatening rain – so a rain jacket is an essential for ...
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How To Look After Your Waterproof Jacket

Like all clothing, your waterproofs can get damaged and worn over time. This is especially true for all ye who love the outdoors, as you’ll lik...
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Why Shall I Use a 40L Backpack?

Even we’ll admit it, the wide world of backpacks can get a bit confusing. You just want a nice bag that fits all your gear and doesn't wear you...
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5 Great ways to get fit in the outdoors

At Highlander, we are passionate about the outdoors. We love the stunning scenery you can find yourself in and the personal achievements you’ll...
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Five smaller hills with big personalities

Wonderful views, interesting trails and great days out in the countryside are accessible for everybody and you don't need to head for the highe...
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A Word on Dirty Camping

Dirty camping is a big and growing problem but it’s not a new one. Areas such as Glen Etive and the Trossachs in the Highlands (amongst many ...
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How to pick the right head torch for a hike

We are often asked about the best lighting options to use for camping trips. Head torches come in all shapes and sizes and the right head torch...
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Top Ten Tips for perfect wild camping

There is nothing better than finding the perfect tent pitch at the end of a day walking. Dropping the rucksack, getting the stove going for a b...
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Winter Camping - 12 Tips for Camping in the Depths of Winter

Winter camping can be lot of fun, but is not exactly the same as pitching a tent on a warm and sunny day. In fact, camping in the winter on a c...
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Highlander Ben Nevis Rucksack - Overview Product Features

In our series of Product Features, we are going to introduce you to some of Highlander’s favourite products, highlighting their key features an...
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Why Gaiters Are Essentials

When you prepare your clothing for a hike, one of the most important questions will be how to keep nature outside your clothing, rather than in...
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