Blog; Thoughts, news & tips

/storage/Fjallraven Classic 2018 Hiking trek
22nd January 2019 / Video Blog

The Fjallraven Classic 2018

A video diary of 110 km of hiking & wild camping, north of the Arctic Circle, in Swedish Lapland.

/storage/Using hiking poles in the mountains
21st January 2019 / Video Blog

Hiking Poles and how To Use Them

A step to step guide for the correct use of hiking poles for propulsion & stability instead of just carrying them!

/storage/Armadillo merino wool base layer
17th December 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Armadillo Base Layer Review I

Armadillo 100% merino wool baselayers; pros and cons for sea kayakers & long distance hikers.

/storage/Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak
20th November 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Review IV - Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak

Review of this light, packable anorak as part of a layering system for hiking, cycling and paddling.

/storage/Keb fleece mid layer fleece
17th October 2018 / Video Blog

Review III - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Fleece

Review of this warm & versatile fleece jacket from Fjallraven 

/storage/Our insects are under huge threat with losses of 75% plus
16th October 2018 / Environment

Alarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Insects; Where have they gone & why does it matter? Here we start to answer both of these important questions.

/storage/Diagram showing the life cycle of a Stag beetle
10th October 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History - Entomology and Our Contribution.

Why do sea kayakers have a Natural History Channel? Let’s tell you!

/storage/Clearing a used wood fire safely
2nd October 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History Channel - Clearing an Open Fire

Do you know how to clear a fire area up after wild camping? The ‘leave no trace‘ principle isn’t about keeping things tidy as much as ensuring the environment is pristine for nature.   

/storage/Two birds natural history
26th September 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History Channel - Introduction

Interesting, thought provoking & inspiring. 

/storage/Fjallraven Keb Trekking Pants
24th September 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Review II - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Pant

Fjallraven trekking ’pant’; trousers for the great outdoors. Our review.

/storage/Keb working hard on the Fjallraven Classic 2018 hiking trek
19th September 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Review 1 - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Jacket

A review of the Fjallraven Keb Jacket. Tested in the Swedish wilderness. The first in our Fjallraven review series.

/storage/Turtle Dove with tail feathers spread
19th September 2018 / News

DoveStep Expedition - Podcast Episode 3

Our Podcast interview with Dove Step. A great catch up with Jonny Rankin chatting about training for Sea Kayaking with us for his expedition and the great work that Dove Step do. Listen in to our chat. Grab a cuppa ...

/storage/Group with kayaks posing NSK YouTube Channel
18th September 2018 / General

NSK YouTube Channel

A short unscripted video introducing our YouTube channel

/storage/Use your natural night vision with help from the moon & stars.
18th May 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Illumination & Your Night Vision

Illumination (or not!) & the importance of its effect on your night vision; one of our ten essentials of enjoying the great outdoors.

/storage/Trekking the Great Outdoors with Fjallraven and Nomad Sea Kayaking
5th April 2018 / Skills

Outdoor Trekking & Wild Camping

The great outdoors & just some of the things you can do in it!

/storage/Plan, plan and plan some more!
22nd March 2018 / Skills

To ‘Go’ OR ‘No Go’, that is the question?

Based on sea conditions and weather forecast, do you know when to ’Go’ or ’No Go’?

/storage/The clothing layering system
8th March 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Sun Protection and Layering

Two of our ten essentials to think about when in the outdoors.

/storage/Little Tern in flight
15th February 2018 / Environment

The Plight of Little Terns (Part II) - Volunteering

If we haven’t persuaded you yet; read on!

/storage/STOP TALKING and take ACTION!
14th November 2017 / Environment


Stand up and Fight!

/storage/Staying warm in winter with snow in the alps
19th December 2016 / Equipment & Clothing

Staying Warm in the Wet of Winter?

What you can do to stay warm in the winter.

/storage/Little Tern is a threatened species in Britain
12th May 2016 / Environment

The Plight of Little Terns

Volunteering & kayaking to help the Little Terns 

/storage/Map and compass always reliable and doesn't need batteries.
13th October 2015 / Equipment & Clothing

Navigation; Using Map & Compass

Navigation tips & hints.