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Illumination & Your Night Vision

Illumination & Your Night Vision Following on from our Blog article in January 2018 Outdoor 'Trekking & Wild Camping' and the ten essentials needed for the great outdoors, this month we discuss point four 'illumination'. When you’re sea kayak wild camping and setting up your tent at ... Read More

Published On: 18th May 2018

The Layering System

Sun Protection and Layering

Sun Protection This week we're going to look at points two and three of the 'Ten Essentials' introduced in January 2018 for enjoying the outdoors; sun protection and layering of clothing. We won’t spend too much time on the former as its pretty much common sense but i... Read More

Published On: 8th March 2018

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Navigation; Using Map & Compass

As discussed in our last blog, this week’s subject is the first skill from the original 'Ten Essentials' list assembled in the 1930s by a The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based organization for climbers and outdoor adventurers, to help people be prepared for emergency situations in the ou... Read More

Published On: 25th January 2018

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Staying Warm in the Wet of Winter?

Winter is (in my humble opinion) the best time of year to paddle – little wind, beautiful bright cold days and very little people (and boats) about. Car parks are empty and so are the launch sites. Warmth and good clothing is critical and I’m regularly asked what paddlers should wear. B... Read More

Published On: 22nd December 2017