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Expedition preparation for DofE participants

14th Sep 2018 in Advice, Expedition, General

“DofE expeditions provide a unique reason and opportunity to explore some of the truly amazing places to be discovered around the British Isles or even abroad” – Ray Mears, survival and wilderness expert To help you get ready for your expeditions, we’ve pulled together our most popular expedition kit resources so you know what kit

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Expedition preparation for DofE Leaders

10th Sep 2018 in Advice, Expedition, General

“DofE expeditions provide a unique reason and opportunity to explore some of the truly amazing places to be discovered around the British Isles or even abroad” – Ray Mears, survival and wilderness expert In a recent survey of over 600 DofE Leaders and volunteers, nearly a quarter said they start talking about expedition preparation with

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What to look for in your expedition rucksack

12th Mar 2018 in Advice, General, Vango

Choosing a new rucksack for your DofE expedition? The decision will depend on budget, function, fit and comfort. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get a great backpack which will last through your expedition and beyond. When picking your rucksack, look for quality components, robust fabrics and a back system

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How to look after your kit store

17th Oct 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General

How to look after your kit store By Ollie Dibbens and Ian Newbery As the expedition season draws to a close, it’s time to think about the state of your kit store.  DofE expedition experts Ollie Dibbens, Operations Officer, and Ian Newbery, DofE Programme and Quality Manager, give their advice on how to clean, maintain

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YHA myths and legends

18th Sep 2017 in Advice, Partner News, YHA

By YHA What do you think of when someone says ‘youth hostel’? YHA is asked lots of questions by DofE participants who are new to hostelling. Read below to discover how staying with YHA isn’t your typical hostel experience. What can I expect when I stay with YHA? When you stay with YHA, you can

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What you need to know about waterproofing

27th Apr 2017 in Advice, Expedition, Nikwax

How to stay dry, warm and comfortable on your expedition By Nikwax   Whether you’re working towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or helping others to do so, keeping your kit dry on expedition will be a top priority. With the British weather as unpredictable as ever, keeping your outdoor clothing and equipment dry could

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How to use The Layering System

17th Mar 2017 in Advice, Craghoppers, Expedition, General

How to use The Layering System By Craghoppers If you’re planning what to wear on a cold winter walk, it can often be tempting to pick out the warmest, biggest jacket you own. However, this isn’t always the best solution – despite being the most obvious – and it is even more important when planning

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27 ways to save your soles

28th Feb 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General

No other piece of kit affects the enjoyment of your expedition more than what you put on your feet. We’ve compiled 27 ways for you to take care of your boots, socks and feet before, during and after your expedition. Choosing your footwear Getting the right material for you – leather boot are very durable

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