Thursday, 31 December 2009

Out with the Old

It's that time again, I wonder how it came around so quickly!

I enjoyed 2009, 2 trips to Scotland and a few one night camps at home while not always going to plan were fun in retrospect. Thanks to all the other bloggers/readers out there I managed to drastically reduce my base weight, sometimes by reducing what I carried but unfortunately more often than not by spending more.

Who knows what 2010 will bring, I hope to continue getting my base weight down and hope if possible for 3 trips to Scotland. There are a few other unfinished projects, come to think of it there are a few that haven't been started yet.........

I'd like to thank everyone who commented on my posts, without discussion and the opinion of others a blog is just words. To those who visited quietly I hope you found something that made the journey worthwhile, if not I promise I'll try harder.

Special thanks to Ralph, Christopher and Marcus for joining me from time to time and to all I'd like to offer my best wishes for 2010.

One last thing. I couldn't let the old year pass without one last purchase. A Wenger Classic weighing 24g with cord to replace my 94g Victorinox Bundeswehr pocket knife and Camp folding scissors. That's if I can bear to leave my Victorinox behind ;-)


  1. Wishing you a Happy and ever lighter New Year, Richard. :)
    Keep up the good work on your enjoyable blog.
    Mike fae Dundee

  2. Tak a cup o' kindness yet,
    For Auld Lang Syne.


  3. All the best and many happy trips for 2010.
    Great blog, please keep it going.

    Jeff Gater.

  4. Happy New Year and all the best for 2010.

    Looking forwards to reading your posts in 2010.
    Keep up the good work and stay safe.


  5. Hi!

    Happy new year to you. Following your blog from Sweden.
    Abt the swap of knife. did the same my self two years ago (for my UL trips). No needs for the heavier one. Found that the thing I jused most is the scissors:-) ha ha!

  6. Aye, what Mike said :o)
    All the best for 2010, Richard.

  7. Mac, I read Andy Skurka saves even more weight on his swiss army knives by prising off the red plastic side tabs...

    Happy new year!

  8. A nice final purchase, Richard! I will keep my German Army knife for a while longer, though I do have two of those red Swiss Army knifes in the cupboard =)

    Best wishes for 2010!