Outdoor Safety

Post image for Ray Goodwin’s 2017 Bushcraft Show Presentation

Ray Goodwin brings together his many strands of experience of introducing people – young and old – to canoeing to share some tips and insights on the dangers facing inexperienced paddlers as well as the joy and fun of it all…. Read more...

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Post image for Norwegian Ski Tour; In The Land Of The Saboteurs

Henry Landon and friends visit the terrain of The Heroes of Telemark, starting in Norway’s Rjukan Valley. Camping on the Hardangervidda, dealing with cold conditions, bitter winds and the prospect of frostbite, they gained a new respect for the wartime saboteurs… Read more...

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Post image for First Aid Training: An Annual Dose Of Reality

I’m just back from overseeing 10 days of training and development for our instructional team. This included several days of first aid training. First aid training is important. My personal view is that first aid should be taught at school. Everyone would benefit from the general population having a better knowledge of basic life support. […] Read more...

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Post image for Walkie-Talkie Skyscraper Designers Didn’t Understand This Basic Survival Skill

You may have heard of the so-called ‘Walkie-Talkie’ skyscraper. The £200 million building is situated at 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London. The 37-storey glass-covered tower hit national and international news headlines due to it creating a beam of light that “melted cars”. In a late summer spell of clear skies and warm […] Read more...

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Post image for Bushcraft Knife Safety: Get The Fundamentals Right

Knife safety starts with choosing the right knife for the job. A folding knife can be handy in the outdoors but has an inherent weakness at the hinge. With a fixed blade there is no chance of it folding on your fingers. In choosing a fixed-blade knife, select one with a strong sheath. This protects […] Read more...

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