Recipe Ideas for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expeditions

Looking for inspiration for your expedition grub, bored of dehydrated meals, unsatisfied with pot noodles? This blog presents three simple recipes for tasty campsite meals, cooked on a stove. There's: Toasted tortilla with cheese, ham and red pepper: 'Speedy Pasta', a simple but delicious pasta based meal with tomato sauce and grated cheese; and, French …

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Packing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Rucksack

https://youtu.be/2vXoStsZx4E This video explains how to pack a Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition rucksack. There are items of kit that you'll share with your tent group. These items, things like the tent and stove, are called the group kit. Lay out all the items of group kit and decide with the people you're sharing a …

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Winter Hillwalking on the Grey Corries

November and December are a quieter time of year for me, time for catching up with friends and some personal hillwalking adventures. I'd arranged to meet my friend Jon Foden (Nettle) on December the 4th for a day on the hill. He's a man of many talents: a paramedic, marine, ski-mountaineer, climber, mountain biker, fell …

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Bushcraft Week with Thornlie Primary

Definitely one of the highlights of 2018 for me will be Thornlie Primary's bushcraft week. Me, Kenny Noble and Jean Ewen spent three days last week running a range of bushcraft activities for the entire school, working with three classes a day. We had so much fun creating, building, cooking, learning, playing and sharing.... with …

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Becoming a Mountain Leader

Becoming a mountain leader has been one of the best and most rewarding learning experiences of my life. I passed my Mountain Leader Award in 2004 and then went on to gain the Winter and International Mountain Leader Awards. Together with the Lowland Leader Award and Hill and Moorland Award, these are part of a …

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Top tips for keeping dry on expedition

Keeping dry on a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition is a skill learnt through good advice and experience. Once a young person has completed all levels of the Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold) they'll have done 18 days hiking and 12 nights camping. Not surprisingly, by that stage, they'll have some good tips to share …

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