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Yea, yea, yea, but what is it?

The WRT is a 3 day and perhaps more importantly 2 night ride through and around mid Wales. You'll be expected to be self sufficient, carrying everything you need and sleeping out in or under whatever you think best. It's not elitist, entry is open to anyone who wants to try it. All the money raised by the WRT goes to the Wales Air Ambulance charity ... an organisation I hope you'll never need.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Postman always rings twice.

And I'm sure he does for some people but here it's more likely he'll pull in the yard beeping his horn. He's great *Gwyn the postie and he was even greater today because he brought me a box containing shiny things ... shiny things that make tea, so that was even better!

What we have here is an MKettle. Some of you will be familiar with Kelly Kettles, well the MKettle works on the same principle but the design has been brought bang up to date. Very importantly, it's also been designed with the lightweight market in mind. I haven't had chance to try it out but over the next few days I'll put it through it paces and report back. I have to say, if the performance is as good as the quality then it'll be a winner.

*But not as pretty as the other one who sometimes comes.


  1. So what's it weigh then?

  2. Obviously it weighs quite a bit more than a simple meths stove but I think it'll compare quite well to a small gas stove ... I'll let you know the weight once I've had it on the scales. There's the added bonus that it could act as your bottle and it certainly acts as your pan so there's a reduction in stuff / weight you're having to carry.

  3. It's fairly bulky though! MSR Kettle can hold everything in half the size. Are you carrying fuel for it too? Looks fun to have at a base camp rather than a wild camp!