Field testing some camp food!
"Recently, the nice folk at Inside Out Portree Outdoor Retailer gave me a pack of Trek n' Eat Chicken Curry to try. The one thing that Richard asked me to do was try the food out on a proper expedition and not at home with my feet up and a dram beside me! The ideal opportunity came last week when myself and my sister in law, Sheena Davies, spend six days in the Great Glen - three days kayaking the canoe trail from Fortwilliam to Inverness and three days returning via the cycle/walking route on bikes. After a great few days on the water we arrived at Dochgarroch Lock where we had the bikes stashed, quickly changed into cycling mode (felt like Mr Ben in the children's TV series for those of you a similar age to me) then set out on the steep climb up to Abriachan. The photo is of our fantastic wild camp high above Loch Ness. So, ready for dinner the water boiling on my stove, I followed the instructions on the packet - tear, fill with water, stir, leave to sit, eat. The packet contained almost 1000kcal of lovely aromatic curry, with a great citrius zing. The meal was really easy to prepare, no dishes to wash, in fact the packaging was burnt on the grand open fire that evening, dram indeed in hand. All in all a great product, but one I shall be keeping for the big trips/emergency meal. Thanks guys, have a great Summer!" Alistair Watt - April 2019
Alistair helps coordinate the Duke of Edinburgh for Portree High School and was recently on expedition trying out some flavours of Trek n Eat for us!
Storr to Portree
As the popularity of the Skye Trail increases we are commonly asked in the shop about various sections of it. This is primarily the Trotternish Ridge (sensational ridge walk but lots of up and down we usually say!) One other section that we also get asked about, almost as much as the Trotternish Ridge, is that next section from the Storr to Portree. Of the three options presented (including the road) taking the Coastal Path from the Storr to Portree is the far more rewarding one. It really is a fantastic route and well worth the effort - the word path could be a bit misleading though as it is not all that well defined at times and care would be required when navigating in the mist!
Anyway we decided to revisit this section recently on a fine and sunny Skye day to photograph the route and give you some idea of what to expect (just don't expect the good weather!).
Inside Out is a family run business with a team of knowledgeable staff all happy to assist and offer advice on our products.
The shop is located in Portree the capital town on the Isle of Skye. We are easy to find just a few seconds walk from Portree Square.