How to film better sports video with your D-SLR

Think making movies takes time, experience or fancy software? Think again. If you own a DSLR, a tripod and a couple of lenses you already…

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How to: Make foraged blackberrry and apple mini pies

If you’ve been as obsessed with picking the glut of blackberries currently growing down country lanes as I have, these cute mini pies are the…

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The cheat’s hygiene guide to camping and festivals

Just FYI, I love it when people suggest ideas for new blog posts. So with thanks to Jessica Renz, here’s my hygiene guide to camping…

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How to: make American s’mores by the campfire

My brilliant friend Bobby Downs taught me how to make all-American s’mores when we went hiking in the Catskills, so I asked him to write…

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How to: cycle safely in winter

Just because the clocks have gone back and storms are a-blowing doesn’t mean you can’t cycle happily and safely – just follow these tips on…

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How To: get started with surf photography

On what was probably the Best Day at Work Ever I put together this beginner’s guide to surf photography for N-Photo magazine. It’s easier than…

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How to: build your own fire pit

Keep cosy outdoors all winter with a fire pit in your back garden. This super simple step by step guide will help you build your…

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How to: Cycle in a skirt without flashing everyone!

Do you like to ride your bike? Are you a lady (or indeed a man) who enjoys wearing skirts? This video is about to change…

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How to: get easy festival hair

Glastonbury may be over but never fear! There are plenty more opportunities to dance in mud with strange things in your barnet. Here are four…

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Wilderness survival: how to survive in the wilderness

My guide to Bear Grylls-style skills for the next time you get lost in the woods. Because, you know, your iPhone might not have any…

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City Cycling Safety – a guide to safe urban cycling

If you want to ride to work on your bike but find the idea dodging traffic, staying dry and negotiating roundabouts a little overwhelming, I’m…

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The best long distance cycle routes in Britain

Part two of my collab with Sustrans to send you on your merry cycling way on the best long distance cycle routes in Britain. Once…

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Cycling touring guide: How to go long distance cycling

Itching to get out on your bike this weekend? I’ve put together this handy guide to getting into long distance rides with cycling charity Sustrans.…

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How to: post-yoga juice recipes

Hey yoga bunny! Here are my favourite juice recipes for a healthy hit of fruity goodness after a particularly punishing sun salute or two, inspired…

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How to: take environmental portraits

Taking portrait photos is one of my favourite things about my day job, so I had a very nice time writing this beginner’s guide to…

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Winter camping guide: how to camp safely in the cold

Mark Enright of outdoor equipment specialists Mountain Leisure Perth tells me his tips for sleeping over the snow and under the stars in this winter…

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