Please expect interruptions during the next two weeks while my brother is visiting me. I'm also loosing my temper with Blogger, and might just re-launch with Octopress before the next TWIR. Now reading Chris Townsend's new book Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams - Walking the Pacific Northwest Trail and The Custom Road Bike. Which makes me wanna bike the PNT. Andreas' dad on how not to get sick. Tips For Pitch-Perfect Hammock Camping. On independence. Gareth reviews Making Tracks – children led walk route packs. Colin is all change, realizing that you don't need a DSLR to make awesome photos. I concur. Trekking-Lite-Store.com renewed the website - have a browse! Also Hyperlite Mountain Gear did a re-design of their website, and added some new products to their line-up - check it out! The amazing Fowler Tour, Day 1. An overview of the Great South West Walk, Victoria. Nationalpark Val Grande. The Valkyrie - A New Route in the Stuart Range. Dave hangs in the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness. Jess is in the Granite Mountain Ridge, Idaho. Nick runs through the Great Wilderness. John & Jean are in Paradise, also known as New Zealand. The must see & read of the week. Paul & Backpacking - The Next Generation. A trip report from the Blades and Bushcraft Meeting Cass enjoys Jungle tendrils and faulty power showers from Riobamba to Loja, Ecuador. An overview of Alpkit kit in operation - kayak touring in Southern Finland. I wrote about designing the perfect hydration system which was a fun post to write. Chris Townsend reviews his TGO Challenge gear. Dave does pack mods and rain pants. Mark shares his first impressions of the Gossamer Gear Mariposa A review of the Montane Volt Fleece Jacket. Martin looks at the Gear news from Friedrichshafen 2012. Peter has a super-awesome new ride - a Salsa Mukluk in XL. A very great comparison of four Hydration Bladders.