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In this section we strive to answer all your outdoor queries, with tips and advice from our seasoned professionals.
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How To Pack A Rucksack For A Multi-Day Hike

Want to ensure your hiking trip goes as smoothly as possible? Choose method over madness with your packing and you're off to a very good...

How To Pack A Rucksack For Hiking | Advice For Backpackers
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Navigation Essentials | Simple But Crucial Things To Know

The basics of navigation aren't just about knowing vaguely how to use a compass and read a map... or how to load up Google Maps

Navigation Essentials | The Basics You Need To Know
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Kit Care | How To Give Your Old Gear New Life

Stop your old kit from going to landfill: get it fixed for free or give it away to someone in need

What To Do With Your Old Or Damaged Outdoor Gear | Kit Care Guide
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Ultra-Distance Running | How To Survive A Multi-Day Trail Race

We headed out to Sweden for a three day trail race... here are the things that helped us survive

How To Survive A Multi-Day Trail Race | Advice
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Watch | How to Light a Fire Using a Bow Drill

Fire with your own bare hands? It's easy when you know how...

How to Light a Fire Using a Bow Drill | Bushcraft Tips
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Leave No Trace | How To Be A Zero-Impact Wild Camper

Part 2 of our new collaborative campaign with Fjällräven: The unwritten rules of wild camping

How To Be A Zero-Impact Wild Camper | Leave No Trace
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Leave No Trace | Are You Doing Enough To Protect Our Trails?

Part 1 of our new collaborative campaign with Fjällräven: How to minimise our impact while hiking

Leave No Trace | Rules For Minimising Our Impact While Hiking
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Wild Camping Tips | Key Ways To Keep Warm Overnight

Nifty tricks that'll make a big difference

How To Stay Warm While Camping | Advice
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How To Be A Better Trail Runner | An Alternative Guide

8 tips for training to racing from Huw Jack Brassington

How To Be A Better Trail Runner | An Alternative Guide
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What to Take Camping | Check List

The staple items to consider for any overnights in The Great Outdoors, plus advice on choosing the right kit to suit your trip

What to Take Camping | Basics for Beginners
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Trail Running In London | How And Where To Get Fit For The Trails

When you're city-bound and find yourself signed up to an alpine ultra, it's time to improvise

Trail Running In London | How And Where To Get Fit For The Trails
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How To Patch And Repair A Hole In A Down Jacket

Been sat too close to the campfire again? Caught a branch? Here's what you need to do...

How To Patch And Repair A Hole In A Down Jacket
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'6 Things I Learnt About Outdoor Gear Over 1000km'

James Forrest shares some of his trail tips

6 Things I Learnt About Gear Over 1000km
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Where To Wild Camp In The Brecon Beacons | Top Tips

Five great areas for wild camping in the Brecon Beacons National Park, plus some advice for camping respectfully

Wild Camping In The Brecon Beacons | Where To Go
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Photographing a Tent at Night | Expert Advice

Brecon Beacons photographer Alyn Wallace shares his secrets

Photographing a Tent at Night | Expert Advice
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Night Navigation Skills

Mountaineering Instructor Paul Lewis explains how to find your way around in the dark.

Night Navigation Skills
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Ultimate Exposure | Winter Landscape Photography Advice

How to get that perfect shot, even when conditions seem to be against you

Winter Landscape Photography | Advice
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Expect the Unexpected | How to Stay Safe in Winter Mountains

Will Copestake shares some of the lessons he's learned

Staying Safe in the Mountains | Advice
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