People ask why I’m always pushing MEC products!

Yes, it’s a fair question!

During most, but not all of my posts, I tend to make recommendations of equipment to do with hiking, climbing, walking etc.

And most times, my recommendations come from my favorite equipment company, MEC.

Why do I recommend them? Well, it’s a little difficult to fully explain….reminds me of what my grandfather used to say about things he was comfortable with….”Son…it’s like an old pair of slippers…sure theyre worn out, but I feel comfortable in them…!”

So it’s not to say that I haven’t used other suppliers for my stuff, but I keep coming back to MEC time after time.

Not only do they supply a whole load of comprehensive equipment, and have been for coming up to almost 50 years or so now, but they have such enthusiastic people working there…often times, I get a whole lecture about whatever I may be into, be it walking, climbing etc. But that’s not to say the employees are over-bearing..far from it…they are simply enthusiastic, all of them being outdoors people themsleves, too!

And the advice I get is not over-the-top like in some places, where any fool can tell that the salesperson is out to nab a sale!

Then there’s MEC’s interaction with the community. And this for me, and countless others who use it, is the final decider.

It’s what is the core of MEC that brings a smile to everyone who finds out…it is a co-operative, which means that everyone who buys a share in the company is entitled a voice in the running of it. Like myself…I bought a share in the place because I like what they’re doing, which means giving back to the community as well, not just making a quick buck and running away!

So that in a nutshell are just one or two reasons why I use MEC and always heartily recommend them. Over the years, I hope to talk a lot more about the company and how it works etc, but for the time being, if you want to know more, click here to go to their website….and happy reading!

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Some superb reading for you!

 

I’ve just finished reading a few books that I think you guys will like, especially as we are all like-minded folks here, into hiking, camping, wilderness etc.

I won’t bore you with the details of each book, just a title and author is enough to whet your appetites, I’m sure!

Here they are:

Cabin fever — Tom M Fate

Ranger confidential — Andrea Lankford

Grizzlies and white guys — Clayton Mack

Happy reading!

 

Thank you for your queries…

Just like to say a quick thank you to everyone who has emailed me asking me to post reviews on more equipment and gear etc.

It’s really wonderful to see that there are still people out there in this world who have managed to keep away from the materialistic culture we have everywhere today, whether we live in the USA, Canada or even Katmandu!

It requires dedication and patience, and even more than that in my opinion, satisfaction with what you have already, not impatience or envy at what you haven’t.

I will be doing many more reviews as we go along this year…I’ve just posted a note about my favourite stove today. Happy reading once again and please keep it here!