Guilt free bottled water

Save the planet and your wallet by swapping your bottled water for a Bobble

Price: £10 (coming soon)

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Peace, canoes and campfires

Nestled in the heart of Canada’s Algonquin Park is a truly unique company. Northern Edge is a retreat centre with a difference.

“Guests at the Edge, our Algonquin Park solar-powered nature retreat learn from inspiring canoe trip adventure guides, wilderness arts teachers, yoga and retreat facilitators. Nourish yourself, dining on organic & locally raised food and be inspired by handcrafted surroundings designed in harmony with our forest home at Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.”

They run a fantastic week long survival course that places as much emphasis on sustainability and connecting with the natural environment, as to how to survive should you ever find yourself the only survivor in a plane crash over the jungle.

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Tiffin Tins

Lunch boxes, Indian style

Price: £25 (Coming soon)

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The Everest Dustman

Paul Deegan and his campaign to clean up Everest, courtesy of The Do Lectures

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Not born for an office job…

Life is too short to drink bad wine

Watch in awe as Miles Hilton-Barber proves that being blind doesn’t stop you from achieving your dreams

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Girl in a boat

From Sarah Outen’s blog:

In 2009 I rowed across the Indian Ocean. Alone: just me and my little boat, Dippers. A journey embodying commitment to life and survival in the elements, my row from Australia to Mauritius was dedicated to the memory of my Dad, Derek, who had died suddenly in 2006. On the way I broke 2 oars,  ate 500 bars of chocolate and still lost 20kg bodyweight.  It took me 124 days and we scooped a few Guinness World Records along the way: first woman & youngest person to solo the Indian; youngest woman to solo any ocean. It was raw and elemental –  just as adventure should be.

Copyright Sarah Outen

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The Den Kit

The perfect garden/camping accessory for the kids

Price: £29.99 (coming soon)


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Mountains only 45minutes from London

Well, OK, 45 minutes if you’re lucky with the traffic, and it depends which bit of London you start from, and they’re not really mountains, but hey, the point is it’s not far and you can climb them!

Harrisons in Kent is well known to climbers in the south east, and as the credits roll on Eastenders you’re likely to find a handful making their way up and down routes surrounded by lush countryside.

Marty and Pete, both keen climbers in their youth, still make time to take the family down for an afternoon. There’s a great campsite for the kids and it really isn’t as difficult or dangerous as it looks. Mile End indoor climbing wall is a great place to get started, they’re friendly and welcome newbies on their beginner courses.

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Pocket fishing rod

As put to work by Nick Weston, this great little rod collapses down to the size of a chunky pen. Great for that camping trip next to the river, or if the downturn has hit you hard, catching supper in the canal.

Price: £24.99 (coming soon)

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Fish supper

Nick Weston rocks. He swapped life as a city boy for life of home grown adventures. Check out his blog and feel thoroughly inspired to jack it all in and go live in a tree for a year. We particularly like his fishing tales and review of a tiny little poachers fishing rod that fits in your pocket. No better excuse to catch your supper on the way home from work.

From Nick’s blog:

Back in the day, it was pretty difficult to conceal an air rifle or full size fishing rod, especially when your main mode of transport is a mountain bike, so when it came to a visit to the water’s edge, the hand line became the weapon of choice. It was quite simply a plastic winder with line wrapped around it and float, weights and hook attached (plus spares in case of breakage) and bait (worms) could be dug up from anywhere. Concealment was easy, either under the tweed flat cap that barely left my head at that age or down the trousers. A number of times when caught and suspected of fishing, I was forced to empty my pockets and much to the landowner’s dismay, there was nothing except the usual garb that litters any boy’s pockets…

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Anyone for a spot of wild swimming?

From Alistair Humphries blog:

I love wild swimming. You never ever regret a wild swim once you are out and warm.
It’s July now. It’s lovely and warm.
Time to stop being a wimp and go jump in your local river / lake / ocean.
I promise you won’t regret it…
Have you been for a wild swim recently? Let’s have some photographic proof in the comments…

Copyright Alistair Humphries

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Survival Tin

Everything the grown up boy scout needs

Price: £13.50 (coming soon)

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Kelly Kettle

Never run out of camping gas again. A beautifully crafted stove that runs on twigs scavenged around the campsite. Or, warm yourself in style on a cuppa brewed on the balcony

Price: £54.25 (coming soon)

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Robinson Crusoe

The classic adventure tale

Price: £7.00 (coming soon)

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"Man cannot discover new oceans

unless he has the courage to lose

sight of the shore." - Andre Gide


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