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Henry Landon is a keen climber and hiker. Here, he shares some valuable and potentially life-saving advice on the value of carrying a rope while hiking in mountainous terrain, in addition to some tips on what rope to carry and how… Read more...

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Post image for It’s Not The End Of The World – Keeping Up Morale Outdoors

How do you cheer yourself up? The Frontier team discuss how they manage their moods whilst working outdoors. Everyone at some point will experience a low, but how do we get over it? Read more...

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Post image for Hiking Food On Hadrian’s Wall – Menu Plans And Suggestions

Henry Landon shares his menu plans and suggestions for nutritious and tasty meals when out on a long hike. It’s all in the preparation. This is what he took with him when he walked Hadrian’s Wall over a period of 6 days in January. Read more...

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Post image for Walking Hadrian’s Wall In Winter

Frontier Team member Henry Landon hiked along Hadrian’s Wall from the East Coast to the West Coast in January and says it was ‘a rare experience’. This epic journey showed him spectacular views of open countryside, allowing for wild camping, foraging and a fresh perspective on an iconic historical area… Read more...

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Post image for Walking The Camino de Santiago: Reflections And Advice

The Camino de Santiago is a walk or a hike or a pilgrimage. To involve yourself with the Camino is a choice; how you involve yourself, from where and for how long is also of your choosing. Astrid Callomon shares her experience of hiking the Camino, a surprisingly beautiful route, with the intention of inspiring others to make a journey on foot. In particular, the piece gives aspiring Camino hikers some things to think about and points to aid in the making of the decisions about how to approach this intriguing trail… Read more...

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The Joy of Tracks

by Paul Kirtley

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An interest in animal tracks and sign is something of an affliction. If you become hooked, country walks can become very slow affairs. You certainly have to have understanding walking partners. Once you start looking, there are signs of animal activity everywhere… In fact, after you tune in to the evidence of wildlife activity in […] 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 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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Winter Walking on Wetherlam

by Paul Kirtley

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At Frontier Bushcraft we don’t need much of an excuse to get outside. In fact we need a good reason to remain indoors. So, on Wednesday after a morning of working on some documents, James Bath and I closed our laptops and headed for the hills to stretch our legs. It was a clear, crisp […] Read more...

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Post image for Wilderness Canoeing: Personal Bushcraft & Survival Kit

I always enjoy making canoe journeys in wild country. Particularly when you travel as a single tandem pair, or even solo, there is a feeling of isolation and giving yourself up to the wilderness. The canoe is quiet and has a natural pace to it. During canoeing expeditions you become part of the landscape you […] Read more...

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