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I am a man from England, and I made this site to share some thoughts and bits of knowledge. When I made this, I had craved the outdoors for a long time. In the last few years, my hunger to travel has increased exponentially. I believe it’s easy to spend money on a camera, lenses, lighting equipment or other material items but it’s sometimes harder for us to take bigger gambles with our money. How many non professional portrait photographers spend money on renting models? How many photography forums are filled with questions about travel destinations instead of pixel level sharpness? I’m not saying forums are bad; hardware should definitely be measured subjectively and objectively but I think certain types of educational material–experiences–can’t be bought.

I am a technical minded person. I’ve built many computers, helped people with software, I can code, etc. but a few years ago I recognised a flaw with how I improve at things and realise travelling was important to me.

For this reason, I planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail; Visa problems happened, and I chose the Great Divide Trail in Canada, instead. My plans for this also changed when I arrived in Canada, due to trail conditions and whatnot but I loved my time in Canada and thoroughly recommend going. Because I had spent so much time applying for American Visas that were denied, by the time I entered Canada I was 32. This is unfortunate because the age for a work permit is 18-30 for people from the UK and I would like to work or study there for a while. I appreciate any and all advice with this :).

My photography equipment is often bought with weight, size and portability in mind and many of my reviews will focus on that a bit too. If you have any questions or concerns about something mentioned on my site that you’re thinking of buying, please let me know and I’d be happy to help. I may not have completed a long distance hike but I think I’ve done enough hiking to share some useful information.

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