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Picture of Doodle - a 
black cat

Welcome to Doodlecat, where we enjoy the pleasures of life (with a slight bias towards the outdoors). This page is regularly updated with news and views plus information about any additions or changes to the various parts of the site. It acts as Doodlecat’s Blog too, so the odd rant considered opinion may pop up from time to time.

I would love to be able to say that Doodlecat is all my own work, but it isn’t. Much of the outdoors content is courtesy of the splendid people who participate in the annual TGO Challenge (there is a section entirely devoted to this unique event) and many others.

To help in tracking down that elusive morsel on Doodlecat, the search facility under the title bar above is tailored to help you find it, either on this home page (Doodlecat's Blog) all the rest of the site (Main Site) or – if all else fails - the internet!

So have a rummage around the old cat basket and enjoy your time with us!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Exciting New Tech Product for Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Well, we didn't see this one coming! After all the Power Monkey products and wearable solar panels we thought we'd seen everything that the tech boffins could come up with to keep our phones and gps devices charged up throughout our adventures. This new product, just in from Japan will make all of those other solutions obsolete overnight. Just by the simple action of going for a walk you can charge, and keep topped up, all the devices that you are likely to need on an extended back packing expedition.

Already adopted and endorsed by the British Antarctic Survey, the amazing iStride trouser is set to revolutionise the outdoor world - and if you're quick you could even win an iStride system of your very own - read on ...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TGO Challenge 2015 - Last Chance Saloon

So, you have harboured an ambition to enter the TGO Challenge. Maybe you bought the magazine, perhaps you even filled in the form? But you didn't post it, did you, and now it's too late!

... or is it?

Hanwag, one of the the event's sponsors, is giving everyone a last chance to gain a place (plus a partner if you wish) and get some top quality footwear to protect your tootsies - see below for the details.

magazine page with competition details

You can enter the competition by CLICKING HERE.

Or maybe you have entered, only to find that you were unsuccessful in the draw, and are now languishing on the standby list, waiting for one of the chosen ones to succumb to a surfeit of Christmas pudding and withdraw. Well, whilst you're waiting, why not have a go at getting a place PLUS a new pair of boots. Last year I figured that only a select few will want to win two weeks backpacking in the scottish highlands (as opposed to the thousands who might enter a draw for a Caribbean cruise) so I entered - and won a place!

You have an excellent chance, but entries must be in by 17th January.

Go on - go for it!