The Man Outdoors Ex-RNLI D-Class Life Boat

The Man Outdoors Ex-RNLI D-Class Life Boat

The D-CLass was first introduced by the RNLI fleet in 1963. The inflatable style lifeboat continues to evolve to meet changes in demand around the UK shoreline and technology available. Being highly manoeuvrable they operate closer to shore. These boats come into their own for searches and rescues in the surf, shallow water and confined locations. With it's shallow draft they are often used close to cliffs, among rocks and even inside caves around the UK coastline. This boat is D-478, based on active service in Aldergrove, Newcastle from 1995-2005. After it's duties…continue reading →
TheManOutdoors Clothing Collection Becomes Reality

TheManOutdoors Clothing Collection Becomes Reality

Over the last few weeks I've got a few PM's asking me about my blue T-Shirt worn in a few of my posts with my logo on. After a lot of late nights, TheManOutdoors Collection is becoming a reality! I've been testing some samples and I'm over the moon with the results! The first set of designs are up and ready to purchase via my shop here. All clothing is 100% Organic, using 100% GMO-free cotton plants! Made in a wind powered factory, low carbon, GM free and hand finished in the UK!…continue reading →
Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – On The Water Review – Part 2

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – On The Water Review – Part 2

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak in The Solent. We loaded up the Fatyaks on Sunday and headed to the coast. Destination was Lepe beach in Hampshire, over looking The Solent and Isle of White. The weather was sunny, the water was supprisingly warm but the great british weather had to throw in some wind to the mix. Transportation of kayaks is always an issue. The size and shape of them always makes it a challenge. Below you can see in the photo our transport, to the left a LandRover Defender 110 with a…continue reading →
Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – Dry Land Review – Part 1

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – Dry Land Review – Part 1

The Man Outdoors has recently added a new kayak to our outdoor gear, in the form of the Fatyak Adventure S Mahee. Fatyak have been kind enough to supply it for the summer to allow us to explore the UK's stunning coastline and inland water ways. It’s a perfect all rounder and it’s great to have a tandom so that mates can come along or there is loads of room for overnight camping gear, or daytime picnic it items. It has loads of great features and is a really awesome kayak. Here are…continue reading →
The Jurassic Coast  – #themanoutdoors

The Jurassic Coast – #themanoutdoors

In my view the best way to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Jurassic Coast is by walking it. The 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth make up part of the South West Coast Path National Trail. There are hundreds of miles of connecting footpaths and bridleways in the area. If like me you want to do a days walking these give a huge variety of possible circular walks, wherever you are on the coast. This allows you to park or camp in one place and loop back all in one…continue reading →
Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Airstream Aluminium Endcaps – The Build

Rebuilding our vintage Airstream has been one of the largest challenges I've even taken on. I'm just a normal guy, my background is website design and online marketing, however I love getting my hards dirty and I love the great outdoors. I posted a picture on my Instagram account and received a few inquires on how to complete this, so thought I would do a blog post. I got the basic idea from a mix of places, some Airstream forums, some classic sailing boat forums and classic car forums. Restoring any of these…continue reading →
The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

The aluminium bubble wrap spaceship

So Wander the Airstream has progressed a great deal since my last update. I have had to complete alot of external repairs to the skin from years of previous owners bodge jobs. After a great deal of work the body and windows are now watertight. Believe me doing these repairs in the English winter outside was NOT fun!!! Now however we can move on inside. Time to warm the old girl up. After fully sealing the shell from the inside, next is the insulation before moving on to the main wiring (running light…continue reading →
Airstream rear rebuild.

Airstream rear rebuild.

When we first got Wander the Airstream her rear end was in a sorry state. A large ugly aluminium panel covered some very bad previous repairs. So as part of her restoration it was our aim to put the rear back to as close to original as possible. Below is the first stage, removal of the massive aluminium panel that was not only leaking but so ugly too. Sometimes when you want to put things back together correctly you have remove alot more then you think. Below I had to remove the original…continue reading →