Gear Reviews and Packing Advice

Reviews of clothing, equipment, and other items which may be useful when travelling on one of our experiences and advice on what to bring for particular times or year or types of activities.

Review of Firepot Dehydrated Meals for Outdoor Adventures

Review of Firepot dehydrated meals for outdoor adventures. Photo: Nature Travels.

Here in Dorset we’re enjoying beautiful September weather at the moment, so last weekend seemed an ideal time to try out one of the expedition meals from Firepot which I’d kindly received as a sample a while ago but hadn’t got around to trying yet. Firepot, like Nature Travels, is also a Dorset-based company, and

Why Strava?

Why Strava? Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team takes you through the features of this hugely popular training app. What is Strava? Strava is a mobile app and website. Strava tracks your runs, rides and your other fitness activities. It’s also a social networking platform – it describes itself as a “social network for athletes”. How much

Review of the Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Review of Sawyer Mini Water Filter. Photo: Nature Travels.

Bob from the Nature Travels team introduces one of his favourite bits of outdoor kit – a mini water filter kit weighing just 100g and which fits in the palm of your hand. Often when we publish a review on the Nature Travels blog, it’s of a product a manufacturer or equipment retailer has asked

Clothing – The Scandinavian Way

Clothing - The Scandinavian Way. Photo: Aclima.

This article is a guest post from our friends at Nordic Outdoor, UK stockists of a wide range of Scandinavian outdoor brands. No matter the weather Scandinavians love to be outdoors. Rooted in this lifestyle are a lot of ways of looking at the outdoors, and the clothing necessary to enjoy it, that are vastly

Mobile Phones – Curse or Blessing in the Outdoors?

Mobile Phones - Curse or Blessing in the Outdoors?

When I first discovered the lure of the outdoors on bothy trips and hillwalking weekends in the Highlands of Scotland in my twenties, mobile phones were mysterious, bulky devices wielded only by fast-talking stockbrokers – I distinctly remember laughing out loud at the sight of one besuited yuppie braying “Sell! Sell!” into a monstrous thing

What Are the Risks of Getting Frostbite When Dog Sledding or Ski Touring?

What are the risks of getting frostbite when dog sledding or ski touring?

As Nature Travels offers a wide range of outdoor activities in wintertime, from dog sledding and ski touring to ice skating and snowshoeing, one question we are occasionally asked is: Is there a risk of getting frostbite during the tour? It is always a good idea to be aware of potential risks and safety considerations

Packing Light for a Hand Luggage Only Winter Adventure

Travelling hand luggage only for a winter adventure.

Bob from Nature Travels gives some thoughts on lightening the load for your next winter trip: Over the last few years, I’ve tried to reduce the amount I bring with me when travelling, especially in winter. If you’re thinking of going on a winter adventure with us, such as one of our dogsled tours, and

Backpack or Suitcase – Which is Better for Your Next Travel Adventure?

Backpack or suitcase - which is better for your next trip?

Sofia from the Nature Travels spends a great deal of time travelling and gives her thoughts… I travel regularly and I sometimes pack my suitcase and sometimes my backpack. Both have their own advantages and there are pros and cons with both options. I generally choose to travel with a backpack in the following situations:

What’s the Difference Between Cross Country Skiing and Ski Touring Equipment?

What's the difference between cross country skiing and ski touring equipment?

We love the snow at Nature Travels and, in addition to our wide range of dogsled tours, we offer many options for cross country skiing and ski touring. As an ecotourism company, we don’t offer any skiing that relies on lift networks, but do have many options for hut-to-hut touring, cross country skiing and backcountry

The Art of Dressing for Scandinavian Winters

The Art of Dressing for Scandinavian Winters. Photo: Nordic Outdoor.

Some expert guidance on how to dress for your next winter adventure such as one of our dogsled tours or ski touring expeditions. There’s nothing quite like winter. In fact, there’s nothing quite like winter in Scandinavia. Sub-zero temperatures, snow as far as the eye can see, and clear blue skies. It really is something

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