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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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'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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TrailFit Recipes: The Tabouleh

Think that vegan food is just for summer? This hearty and warming recipe will make you change your mind...

TrailFit Recipes To Fuel Your Adventures | Buckwheat Tabouleh with Roasted Aubergine and Tahini Sauce
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Mavic Adventures | How To Shoot A Hike With A Drone

Tips on using the DJI Mavic Pro to capture a hike in the great outdoors, including a tutorial on the Point Of Interest and Gesture...

Mavic Adventures | How To Shoot A Hike With A Drone
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Gear Maintenance | Why You Need to Wash Your Outdoor Kit Straight After Use

If you're not keeping your boots and jacket clean, you're damaging them. Here's why...

Gear Maintenance | Why You Need to Wash Your Outdoor Kit Straight After Use
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TrailFit Recipes: The Smoothie

Hitting the trails for an adventure this winter? Power your body with this tasty smoothie first....

TrailFit Recipes To Fuel Your Escapes | The Pre-Adventure Smoothie
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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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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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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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