Readying Up

“Be prepared” – it’s one of the most famous sayings in the world, especially for those of us who love exploring outside. Here are some top tips for what to take with you on your next expedition from our experts.

Light the Way

By James Pearson

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Always take a head torch. Even if you think you're only going out for a few hours, there's always a chance that you end up benighted and even a walk back to the car in twilight is so much easier with a torch. Most smartphones have a torch feature too.

James Pearson is one of the UK’s top multidisciplinary climbers, conquering some of the most incredible cliffs in the world.

Setting up Camp

By Lizzie Outside

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This is quite sad, but what I often do is time myself on how long it will take me to pitch my tent. When you're doing it every night for three weeks, like I have had to, you try to find a way to make things more fun and entertaining. I tried to beat my personal best each time. Also, dry shampoo is an absolute must for me.

Lizzie Outside is the queen of distance stand up paddling. She has paddled across the English Channel and navigated England’s waterways on her stand up board, wild camping across the country.

Prep for the Elements

By Leo Thomas

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I remember one time on a five-hour hike to the Matterhorn, it started to get dark. We had kind of run out of things to talk about, so we listened to an audio book! That kept us going and time ran a little bit faster. I always bring ziplock bags because when it's raining, you can quickly put your equipment in them to keep them safe from the wet.

Leo Thomas is an outdoor photographer based in Germany and a member of the German Roamers.

The Right Tools

By Kieran Creevy

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A good sharp knife is a must. I'd take a smallish, lightweight knife, that I'd actually use in the kitchen, and a whetstone. I also always have at least two means of lighting a fire. So a flint and steel and one or two lighters.

Kieran Creevy is a top expedition and private chef and international mountain leader. He’s exactly who you’d want to be manning the pots and pans on your campsite.

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Readying Up

“Be prepared” – it’s one of the most famous sayings in the world, especially for those of us who love exploring outside. Here are some top tips for what to take with you on your next expedition from our experts.
Light the Way
By James Pearson   Read More
Always take a head torch. even if you think you're only going out for a few hours, There's always a chance that you end up benighted and even a walk back to the car in twilight is so much easier with a torch. Most smartphones have a torch feature too
James Pearson is one of the UK’s top multi-disciplinary climbers, conquering some of the most incredible cliffs in the world.
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Setting up Camp
By Lizzie Outside   Read More
This is quite sad, but what I often do is time myself on how long it will take me to pitch my tent. When you're doing it every night for three weeks, like I have had to, you try to find a way to make things more fun and entertaining. I tried to beat my personal best each time. Also, dry shampoo is an absolute must for me.
Lizzie Outside is the queen of distance stand up paddling. She has paddled across the English Channel and navigated England’s waterways on her stand up board, wild camping across the country.
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Prep for the Elements
By Leo Thomas   Read More
I remember one time on a five-hour hike to the Matterhorn, it started to get dark. We had kind of run out of things to talk about, so we listened to an audio book! That kept us going and time ran a little bit faster. I always bring ziplock bags because when it's raining, you can quickly put your equipment in them to keep them safe from the wet.
Leo Thomas is an outdoor photographer based in Germany and a member of the German Roamers.
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The Right Tools
By Kieran Creevy   Read More
A good sharp knife is a must. I'd take a smallish, lightweight knife, that I'd actually use in the kitchen, and a whetstone. I also always have at least two means of lighting a fire. So a flint and steel and one or two lighters.
Kieran Creevy is a top expedition and private chef and international mountain leader. He’s exactly who you’d want to be manning the pots and pans on your campsite.
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