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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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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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Cooking on your DofE Expedition

6th Jun 2017 in Expedition, General, Trangia

By Trangia   It is often thought that cooking a great meal to compete with a home-cooked Sunday roast, in the great outdoors, is an impossible task. Most will settle for a tin of beans or some plain pasta on their expedition. However, there are many exciting and fun ways to cook a filling and

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How to ‘sleep under the stars’ on expedition

9th May 2017 in Expedition, General, Vango

By Vango Sleeping under the stars will be an unforgettable experience during your DofE expedition. There’s lots of things that you can do to make your stay in the outdoors fun and comfortable from choosing the right pitch to taking a stash of your favourite sweets (for energy after all that trekking!). Firstly, choosing the

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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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The DofE Interactive Kit List

24th Jan 2017 in Expedition, General, DofE Card

The DofE Expedition Kit List is going mobile Planning and preparing for your DofE expedition is a key task at all Award levels. The Expedition Kit List has been the most downloaded document from the DofE for many years, but paper is often not the first or most practical choice for some. The DofE Interactive

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Vango XD range – made for DofE expeditions

24th Oct 2016 in Expedition, General, Partner News

  In 2014, Vango invited seventeen DofE Leaders and volunteers to their Glasgow based showroom to give feedback on Vango products, including how to develop their trekking tent, rucksack, and sleeping bag collections. Those attending were from various locations across the west of Scotland. Vango wanted to hear about their experiences on DofE expeditions, get

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Lucy Grayston, Silver DofE participant, blogs for Craghoppers about her DofE expedition.

16th Aug 2016 in Blog Banners, Craghoppers, Expedition, General, Partner News

Ever thought to yourself, “What does the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award involve?” If you’re about embark on your first DofE expedition, read Lucy’s experience, first hand, to see what you can expect. Finally, we arrived at Lake Bala after a somewhat squashed minibus journey. We were given a brief talking to about the possible dangers

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