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Make Your Own High-Calorie Expedition Granola Breakfasts

Food is everything on expeditions! Whatever type of endurance sport you are doing, it’s likely you will be burning on average 4000-6000 calories a day. It’s therefore imperative that you replace these calories. You need plenty of healthy carbs, proteins and fats, to help your body recover, and to sustain your energy levels for the

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Lands End to John O’Grotes Cycling Kit List

Cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG), the entire length of the UK, is an iconic challenge that is high up on many cyclist’s bucket list. The shortest most direct route is 814 miles (1300km) and can be achieved a number of ways: Supported, with a car or van carrying your kit and

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30 Fantastic Outdoor Adventure Podcasts

I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I absolutely LOVE listening to podcasts. The format is uniquely situated to fit into our busy lives, allowing us to multi-task. When i’m cycling, running or hiking, I can pop on a podcast and be inspired, motivated, entertained and educated, or even just pass the

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What to pack for a day hike? Hiking Essentials Kit list

So you’re excited about going hiking, maybe you have even pencilled a date in the diary and chosen a route! But you’re still a little unsure what you need to take with you and what you need to wear. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  If you’ve just started out hiking, then this list of hiking

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Iceland Traverse Hike – Diary from the Trail

Below are the updates that I posted on social media during my solo unsupported hike across Iceland Traverse.   Links you might also like… To view the main expedition page, route and gallery of images please click here. To view my kit list and kit review from this trip please click here.   24th June

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Nordisk Lofoten 2ULW Ultra Lightweight Tent Review

Disclosure: I bought this tent myself at full price, and Nordisk has not paid me to write this review. This is just my personal opinion about a tent I get asked a lot of questions about. I have been using this tent for over a year now, from the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the

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Kit List for Thru-Hiking the Iceland Traverse

Below is all the equipment I took on my solo and unsupported Iceland Traverse hike. I hiked just shy of 600km from the southerly most point to the northerly, carrying everything I needed for the duration of the trip. Due to the brutality of the Icelandic weather, the barren landscape of Europe’s biggest desert and

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