Our Favourite Outdoor Magazines

Our Favourite Outdoor Magazines

I don’t think you can beat a magazine subscription, the excitement each month as you return home from work and find a fresh copy on the doormat.  Outdoor magazines are a great way to find out about camping gear, find ideas for adventure and be generally inspired to get off the sofa! Here are a …
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John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook

John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook

  Part of our Sunday evening ritual is Countryfile, a last glance of the great outdoors and some ideas for new adventures before returning to the 9-5 grind on a Monday.  John Craven is part of that routine, a bit of a Countryfile legend having joined the program in 1989 and still regularly featuring in …
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Do I need a GPS if I have a smartphone?

Do I need a GPS if I have a smartphone?

Recently I wrote a post about the new Garmin Edge cycling GPS, and this got me thinking, whether I am a hiker, cyclist, runner or even just for navigating to the campsite in the car do I really need a GPS if I have a smartphone?  Whether you have an iPhone or an Android there …
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The Essential Camping Cookbook: or How to Cook an Egg in an Orange and Other Scout Recipes

The Essential Camping Cookbook: or How to Cook an Egg in an Orange and Other Scout Recipes

Where better to go for camp cooking ideas than the Scouts!  Nick Allen is a professional chef and has been a lifelong Scout from the age of 6.  Now an Assistant Scout Leader he has cooked for many a Scout expedition and even several Jamborees. His book – The Essential Camping Cookbook: or How to …
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The A-Z of Backpacking Poster

The A-Z of Backpacking Poster

We loved this poster from WASA Industries.  Titled the Backpackers Alphabet it goes from A – Z with each letter representing a key part of backpacking.  The poster is 18 by 24 inches and $25 plus shipping. From A – Z the poster features The Appalachian Trail, Boots, Compass, Duct Tape, Energy Bars, First Aid, …
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Tips for dealing with the British Snow

Tips for dealing with the British Snow

As I write this post Britain is gripped in “Snow Chaos”.  The news is replent with videos of weather reporters standing in snow and people falling over.  Granted in some areas of the UK the snowfall is pretty bad, but in others half a centimetre of snow seems enough to close schools and more! So …
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LEJOG – The End to End Cycle Route

LEJOG – The End to End Cycle Route

Perhaps one of the cycling challenges Britain is most known for is LEJOG – Lands End to John O Groat’s.  This manual from Ciricone Guides is the perfect guide to plan and embark on such a trip.  The first thing to note is that this guide was published in March 2012, so it is pretty …
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The Glamorous Girl’s Guide to the Great Outdoors

The Glamorous Girl’s Guide to the Great Outdoors

The Glamorous Girl’s Guide to the Great Outdoors is the book from the creator of TheGlamOutdoors.com website.  They describe the book as drawing from a range of journals and experiences to detail what seems to work and what doesn’t when trying to look and feel good when out and about in the great outdoors!  The …
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Building a Campfire – Tinder, Kinderling and Fuel

Building a Campfire – Tinder, Kinderling and Fuel

We found this infographic on Pinterest, created by the amazing ScoutmasterCG it details the basics for creating a fire. Step 1 – Gather The first step of building a fire is to gather your fuel, theres on point in lighting the fire when you don’t have sufficent fuel close to hand to keep it going.  …
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Cold Wars – Andy Kirkpatrick

Cold Wars – Andy Kirkpatrick

Cold Wars is the follow up to Andy Kirkpatrick’s first book Psychovertical.  Cold Wars is the winner of the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize. Synopsis ‘I was aware that I was cold – beyond cold. I was a lump of meat left for too long in a freezer, a body trapped beneath the ice, sinking down …
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