Bringing adventure to all

Helping unemployed / low income families, and other socially excluded people experience adventurous activities since 1999.

Our adventures include hill walking, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bushcraft, mountaineering and an annual adventure camp.

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News

Good news - we have a club concession at Boulder Brighton

It will give you 15% off our single entry and monthly membership prices.

So when you go, show your membership card as you book in

Adventure to Health Project.

Getting outdoors into nature increases health and well-being. Doing it with others makes it even better!

Join us for 12 months of health boosting outdoor fun including; walking, climbing, bivi-out's, bird watching, wild food foraging, bushcraft and a kids survival school.

April Dorset climbing and walking trip was a great success. Report to follow but Carreg and Brae drew pictures of their best bits:

 

What's coming up soon? 

There are a lot of things coming up very soon, so get your diary out.

In chronological order:

Admin meeting: Wednesday 17 May. Members only.

General meeting: Wednesday 7 June 1030 BUCFP Open to all. Free

Dorset trip Climbing and Walking.29th. May to 4th. June.  Fully booked. Members only. If you are coming you will need to  arrange to collect any kit you may need to borrow.

June: Knife care. TBC

Adventure Camp: Sat 19 Aug - Sat 26 August. Open to all.

October trip to Somerset to be booked -  18 oct to 20 Oct 2017. Members only.

February – Scottish trip usually 10 day to 2 weeks. Members only.

May 2018 to Count House in Bosigran Cornwall. Members only.

 

Kit

I will be doing regular kit reviews in this space as many of our, particularly newer, members often want advice about kit. Please feel free to contact info@craggers.org if there is something in particular you would like me to feature.

The perfect rucksack?

I have owned and destroyed dozens of rucksacks over the years. Many of them have been quite good. But I can honestly say that when I received Fraser the rucksack 32lt. from Millican, it was the first time I had ever thought wow! This is a thing of beauty, a work of art.
That’s all very well but how did it perform?
First let’s look at some of the things that make it great.
I was almost won over already when I discoverers that the company was named after one of my heroes, Millican Dalton – more info about him www.homeofmillican.com. I am also impressed by the green credentials of the company and my rucksack is made of Bionic® Canvas that is 57% recycled and 30% stronger than regular canvas.
The material looks bombproof and certainly shrugs off the rain.
One of the things which lets down most rucksacks and certainly annoys me, are plastic buckles – particularly on the hip belt - which seem to get stepped on and broken – a lot. This will not happen with Fraser, which has an elegant, aluminium, thread-through buckle (works on the same principle as the Berghaus Berg buckle).
Indeed all the fastening buckles are aluminium.
In use the sack is really comfortable to carry; the padded hip belt and back panels work well. I like the small hip belt pockets which are great for valuables, phones etc. I love the generous side pockets. There are lots of internal pockets, as well as the usual hydration sleeve which is also designed to carry a laptop (up to 17”).
So, is it the perfect rucksack? There will never be a perfect rucksack but this is about as close as it gets. It is by far my favourite sack and it even earns extra points for the name and its ethical credentials. Highly recommended. Check out the other Millican products – they seem to share the same qualities which make Fraser so good.

 

Next Meetings:

10.30 at BUCFP, Tilbury PlaceBrighton.

General meeting: Wednesday 7 June

Admin meeting: Wednesday 17 May.

 

For more info contact info@craggers.org

 

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