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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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Ten Gear Care 'Facts' - True Or False With Nikwax

Sponsored feature: Aftercare products company Nikwax on what's true and what's not when it comes to looking after your outdoor clothing and equipment.

Ten Gear Care 'Facts' - True Or False With Nikwax
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How To Repair The Taped Seams On Your Waterproof Jacket

Our resident gear expert Richard Gear explains how you can repair the taped seams on your waterproof jacket at home, with no hassle.

How To Repair The Taped Seams On Your Waterproof Jacket
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Ten Winter Walking Tips From Glenmore Lodge

We visited Glenmore Lodge, the UK's top mountain sports centre, for some expert winter walking tips.

Ten Winter Walking Tips From Glenmore Lodge
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Which Tent Pegs Do I Use?

This week, nails, skewers, vee-section or something else entirely = we help you match your pegs to the conditions.

Which Tent Pegs Do I Use?
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Monday Tip - DIY Drying Room

Overwhelmed by wet kit? Here's a possible solution to your drying dilemmas...

Monday Tip - DIY Drying Room
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Tuesday Tip - Self-Inflating Mats Made Simple

This week, how to care for, use and repair your self-inflating sleeping pad.

Tuesday Tip - Self-Inflating Mats Made Simple
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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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How To Repair Torn Waterproofs

Captain Paranoia talks you through his answer to crampon cuts and other rips in shell clothing.

How To Repair Torn Waterproofs
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How To: Make Your Own Meths Burner

Captain Paranoia shows you how to make your very own drinks can meths stove.

How To: Make Your Own Meths Burner
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How To: Wild Camping

The essentials of camping off the beaten track

How To: Wild Camping
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Via Ferrata - The Beginner's Guide

The what, where, why and how of climbing Via Ferrata ...

Via Ferrata - The Beginner's Guide
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Hill Fitness Guide!

Go faster, last longer and enjoy the hills more with OM's fitness help.

Hill Fitness Guide!
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Wild Camping - The Basics

You can't beat waking up to a massive mountain vista, but what do you need to know about wild camping and where can you legally...

Wild Camping - The Basics
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Tech Tips - Abseiling

Abseiling safely is the focus of this week's tech tips, from Jules Barrett at Orion Mountaineering.

Tech Tips - Abseiling
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Walk Up HIlls More Easily...

Finding the going hard on uphill sections? The Butcher's Dog has some handy tips to make your hill climbing days easier and more enjoyable and...

Walk Up HIlls More Easily...
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Replacement Insoles - Which Ones?

Foot fatigue, knee pain, back ache? You need a new body, sorry, you might need replacement insoles. The Butcher's Dog pokes his cold wet nose...

Replacement Insoles - Which Ones?
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Repair Your Therm-A-Rest

A lavishly illustrated guide to repairing a self-inflating camping mat

Repair Your Therm-A-Rest
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