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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!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Pennine Way

There is a new story from Mike Knipe over in Random Doodles charting his walk along the Pennine Way. If you're thinking of the PW for your next long walk, put your guide book aside and follow Mike on his epic plodge from Edale to Kirk Yetholme.

Plus - special guest appearances by Kylie Minogue!!!

Go straight to it HERE


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Going Lightweight? It's soooo nineteen fifties!

Recently many people, especially outdoors bloggers, have been keen evangelists of the cutting edge "lightweight revolution". Sorry chaps, but you are way behind the times, and if your pack weight isn't under 20 lbs then you are going woefully wrong.

Who says so? No other than the Eagle Comic. This, and other sound advice, was published under the title of 'Enjoy The Open Air - Hiking (1)' back in May 1952, when some of our senior Challengers were first taking to the hills. Wool base layer? Yep, that was recommended in 1952 as well. Click on the pictures to see them full size if the print is too small - read and enjoy!

Well, that's my kit sorted for the TGO Challenge next year.