February 28th, 2014
Klean Kanteen is a US brand that offers people a safe, healthy alternative to plastic drinking bottles. Klean Kanteen was introduced onto the market in 2002 to give people a better option than plastic and lined aluminum bottles; a safe, healthy, lightweight, reusable stainless steel bottle free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxin substances.
Today, the brand has expanded to produce a wide range of drinking bottles, vacuum flasks, food cannisters and baby bottles in varying sizes, colours and shapes:
Water Bottles – These cone in both single wall and insulated versions, with different lid options. The wide mouth versions are some of the largest available on the market today and are ideal for group expeditions and camping trips.
Cups and Tumblers – Are built to last a lifetime. Versatile and dishwasher safe, these cups will not break like glass or fill landfills like the ubiquitous plastic cup.
Food Cannisters – Manufactured from the same 18/8 food-grade stainless steel as the water bottles in the Klean Kanteen range, these canisters will keep your food or dry goods fresh and tasty. Better still, the vacuum insulated canisters can keep things toasty warm or icy cold en route.
Kid Kanteen – The Kid Kanteen product line includes stainless steel baby bottles, sippy cups, and 12oz Sport bottles. All these are safe, toxin-free, durable, and easy-to-clean.
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February 27th, 2014
Ramblers recent report reveals a serious backlog of paths waiting to be recognised as public footpaths. Any historic paths not officially recorded as public rights of way by 2026 will be extinguished, meaning thousands of well-trodden paths, and other potentially useful routes would be lost forever.
The ‘Paths in Crisis’ report revealed more than 4,000 paths are on a waiting list to be determined as legal rights of way in England and the Ramblers estimates this backlog will take more than 13 years to clear if processed at the current rate.
To help combat this problem the Ramblers has been working with landowners, land managers and local authorities to find ways to make the process for recording paths more efficient, consistent across the country, and less contentious, helping to claim as many historic paths as possible before the 2026 cut-off date.
The group’s recommendations were put forward to Government and have now been included in the draft Deregulation Bill. These proposed changes to rights of way legislation are part of a package of measures which, if taken as a whole, will benefit walkers and landowners alike. The aim is to simplify rights of way legislation, meaning the process for claiming paths will be easier so that they can be added more quickly, helping to clear the substantial backlog.
Ramblers chief executive Benedict Southworth said, “The proposed legislation has been carefully put together by representatives from landowners, paths users, and local government – including ourselves and the NFU – who have worked together for over three years to simplify the law around rights of way for the benefit of everyone. This carefully crafted solution should make it easier for historic paths to be added to the definitive map – the official record of all public paths. Many of these paths have existed for hundreds of years – they are an ‘inscription on the landscape’ made by generations of people going about their business, and are as much a part of our heritage as our ancient monuments and historic buildings. By adding them to the official map they cannot be blocked off or built upon and are protected for future generations to enjoy.”
“Our network of paths provide an important role connecting people to green spaces, allowing them to travel to shops and to schools and are enjoyed by millions each year. This unique network attracts tourists from around the world and provides a vital contribution to the economy – last year alone visitors to England’s outdoors spent £21 billion. We hope that this new legislation will make it easier for our historic paths to get the protection they need so that we can continue to walk and enjoy them.”
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The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity; at the heart of walking in Britain, working to promote walking and protect the places where people walk. It has a grass roots network of over 25,000 volunteers who work tirelessly for a walking Britain. For over 75 years it has helped build and protect Britain’s 140,000 mile long path network. It runs over 45,000 walks a year and campaigns for better walking routes and more walking opportunities – www.ramblers.org.uk.
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