Tips & Tricks

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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Post image for The Power of Paracord (And How to Make Sure You Always Have Some With You)

There are many clever ways of carrying paracord in your kit and on your person. But don’t forget the basics. Why do we want to carry paracord? Under what circumstances might we need to use it? Cordage from Natural Materials: There are a variety of natural materials we can utilise for making cordage and bindings […] Read more...

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Post image for An Alternative Bow Saw Technique

A bow-saw is a very useful and safe cutting tool to have around camp. Unless you are in a semi-permanent camp, you are unlikely to have the use of a saw horse. Often you can find a log or stump to work on so you can set the wood in a convenient position to saw. […] Read more...

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Post image for How to Stow Your Kit for a Canoe Expedition

Stowing your equipment properly is an important consideration for any canoe trip. It’s important for protecting your kit. It’s important for your safety. Whether you are heading out on the water for the day or for several weeks, there are a number of alternatives available to you. This article will help to make sure you […] Read more...

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Post image for Bang On Time: How to Make a Speed Chart for Navigation

Navigation is a key wilderness skill. If you are going to travel anywhere in wild country then you need to know how to navigate. There are various simple, reliable tools you can use to help keep your navigation accurate and consistent. One of these tools is a speed chart, also known as a timing chart. […] Read more...

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Post image for Hang ‘Em High: Tips for Getting Organised Under Your Tarp

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up under a tarp on a fresh morning with the sun shining through the trees. You are immediately connected with the landscape around you. You can see the birds and animals, you can smell the dew. None of the hemmed-in stuffiness of a tent. Compared to a […] Read more...

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Post image for Folding Your Outdoor Jacket: A Neat Trick

I like to be organised with my outdoor clothing and equipment. I also like to keep things neat and tidy, with minimal extraneous kit to do a job. I suspect you are similar. These days you can get some very lightweight stuff-sacs and packing systems but the lightest packing system remains no packing system at […] Read more...

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