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Richard on a hiking holiday in the mountains of Andalucia.

Hi Hikers,

My name is Richard Griffin and I’m the owner of HikingEquipmentSite. Here’s some information about me and the site.


Hiking Equipment – Guiding you through the Hiking Equipment maze!


To provide you with the best information and advice on Hiking and a variety of Hiking Equipment and help you find the best equipment for your circumstances; saving you time and money and maybe avoiding headaches and frustrations.


To assist you in making equipment choices that are best for you and hence help make your outdoor experiences safer, more comfortable, and enjoyable


Informational articles and videos on products such as: hiking boots; hiking trousers, hiking jackets, hiking sandals, hiking backpacks, hiking poles, Handheld GPS units and other hiking gear. Check back on a regular basis for more articles.


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My Story

My name is Richard Griffin and I have been a social walker for over 40 years since joining the Boys’ Brigade (BB) at the age of 12. My parents were either not interested or not educated in the benefits of the great outdoors. I didn’t start to appreciate the benefits of fresh air and exercise until I joined the BB.

I have also been a member of the national Youth Hostel Association (YHA) walking group and a local branch in Wolverhampton until in closed down.

More recently I became a member of SPICE UK through the local branch in Birmingham. SPICE stands for Special Programme of Initiative, Challenge and Excitement. I enjoy various activities within this group including: parties and balls; cinema nights and meals out; and of course, the countryside and company of fellow walkers.

My other current passions outside of SPICE include Ceroc Dancing and Internet Marketing. I do Ceroc for fun and exercise with my partner. Internet marketing is the method I have chosen to earn an income.

I have an unpredictable illness which can leave me flat on my back for several days without warning. It was for this reason that I decided to work at home. I needed to find something to do that involved working on my own. I did not want anyone depending on me and I did not want to let people down by not being able to go out to work when they needed me to. I also wanted freedom to work when I wanted to.

I thought I would combine an interest of mine, that is Hiking, with business. Thus this blog has been developed as part of a business. By providing information products and services that are beneficial to readers and by referring people to beneficial affiliate products and services I hope to earn an income.

A number of articles and videos about hiking equipment and my personal hiking trips and those that I do with SPICE will also be made. I hope you find time to take a look around my blog and that you find that the information we provide is useful. If you find any post on this blog useful then please Like, Tweet, or Google+ it.

I hope you find my blog useful and entertaining!

Best Regards,

Richard T Griffin

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