Tips & Tricks

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Hydration is especially important during the hot summer months. We asked the Frontier team how they monitor their fluid intake and how they recognise and manage any symptoms of de-hydration. Read more...

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Post image for Tips From The Team – Good Hygiene Practices

Good hygiene is essential for physical and mental health, particularly when spending time outdoors. The Frontier team offer some handy tips for maintaining a routine level of personal cleanliness when weight, space or location may be a consideration. Read more...

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Post image for Tips From The Team – A Good Night’s Sleep

Spring is a great time for wild camping, when bright, sunny days of exploration and new adventures beckon! But beware! The nights and early mornings can still be quite fresh! See how the Frontier team keep all snuggly and warm as they share some helpful tips for a good night’s sleep. Read more...

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Post image for Repair Kit: Mending On The Move

A useful and informative article from Frontier Team member Henry Landon, who discovered that a repair kit is a very important addition to any outdoor enthusiast’s basic kit. An experienced traveller and bushcrafter, Henry explains how his repair kit has been modified over the years. Read more...

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Post image for Tips & Tricks: Tarp Guyline Attachment Options

Those of us who are fans of tarps already know they are a versatile and protective shelter. A tarp made of a modern lightweight material takes up little space in your pack yet creates a relatively large covered area for little weight. What’s more you can have a fire under a tarp if you pitch […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Use A Bushcraft Knife To Help Remove Tree Bark

  A Quick Bushcraft Knife Tip For Removing Bark In the above tips and tricks video I share with you a handy technique for using your bushcraft knife to help remove bark. The shape of the back of your knife – specifically where the bevel comes up to meet the back – lends itself very […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Create A Handy Zip-Pull For Your Rucksacks And Travel Luggage

  In this video I’d like to share with you a simple tip. It’s something I like to apply to all my rucksacks, all my luggage, bags and the like – anything that I use that has any sort of zip-pull on it. The type of thing I mean is where you have a zip-pull […] Read more...

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Post image for How To Secure Any Draw-Cord Closure

  Watch this video in the Tips & Tricks series to see how to secure any draw-cord closure. Here I share a simple method of applying a really easy knot to make any draw-string closure – on stuff sacks, compression sacks or rucksacks for example – much more secure than relying only on the cord-lock. Read more...

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Post image for Cuts Kit: Practical Pocket-Sized First Aid

A recent afternoon in the woods teaching backwoods skills to Cubs reminded me of the importance of my cuts kit! I thought it would be a good idea to share the concept with other outdoors people and leaders. It might also serve as a reminder to those who may have heard about the concept before. […] Read more...

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Post image for Tips to Maximise the Effectiveness of Your Sleeping Kit

Whether you are in a static camp or making a journey, looking after your sleeping kit is a priority. Moisture retained in your sleeping bag will significantly reduce its thermal efficiency. A damp bivvy bag will increase heat loss by evaporation. Moisture From Within We all give off moisture while we sleep. If we are […] Read more...

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