Tuesday 29 August 2017

A Map and a Rucksack

I have not forgiven the trespasses of my Trespass rucksack, as it finally falls to pieces in a great orange mass of frayed material and dangling zips.

Utter rubbish. Hardly used.

So, I've picked up a 25l Eurohike one now, which only cost me £10 from Millets and will be far better for bike rides and walking. In the sense that things won't fall out of it.

I also bought my first ever map, an OS map of the surrounding area so I can learn to read maps, and find walking, running and cycling routes I haven't yet discovered.

You will find my bleached skeleton in a ditch, 400 yards from the nearest village I couldn't find.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 29.08.17


  1. Hope you discover some new places, I have lived in my area now over 28yr and still finding places i have never been to !! look at were you live like a tourist.
    Amanda xx

  2. Good luck with your new rucksack. Mine's a 'Deuter Speedlite 20'. I've had it for years and really hammered it. Hiking, running, shopping, cycling, skiiing . . . you name it. It's light, has brilliant zip, and I'm beginning to think it's indestructible. I think it cost me €29 about 10 years ago.

  3. THanks, I hope this makes a good day sack for me. Next step, is a 65l one and tent to go in it!

  4. The importance of knowing how to read a navigation map should not be overlooked because of our new mobile devices. I bet you bought the map for a reason. Guys, learn map reading here: http://wildernessmastery.com/outdoors/map-reading.html