How to: organise your own festival, with Rebecca Cork of Honeywoods Camping

Get inspired by my new girl hero, the rather amazing Rebecca Cork of Honeywoods Camping. She chucked in her day job to set up a pop-up camping company, and just hosted her very own mini festival, Feast in the Woods.…

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How to: boulder, by UK champion Shauna Coxsey for Adidas

If you’ve ever fancied chalking up your fingers and teaching your body to defy gravity, watch inspiring UK champ Shauna Coxsey talk about her love of climbing, plus tips on warming up and improving your footwork, in these videos from…

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How to: have a little garden party

We spent last weekend at a cottage on the Dorset coast enjoying the sunshine, and gorgeous gift website www.dotcomgiftshop.com sent me the loveliest gardeny things to take – some dinky coloured jamjar tealights, fun spotty bunting and a recycled picnic…

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How to: survive in the urban jungle, a video guide

The hilarious bunch at Bloomsbury books have made a very informative video on how to live through all kinds of urban peril to promote brilliant new book The Survival Manual by Rich Johnson. Watch out for the bananas, now.

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How to: find yourself on a map

Survival expert Rich Johnson gives us a map-reading masterclass.

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How to: orient yourself by the stars

If you’re stranded in the dark, your best resource is the night sky above you. Rich Johnson explains how to use the stars to guide you home.

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How to: get better at skiing with ten top tips

I am beyond excited about January. Four days in Verbier followed swiftly by a week in Val Thorens means I can finally stop pretending that riding my bike really fast down hills feels a bit like skiing and actually SKI!

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How to: manage your money when travelling

Travelling will give you an incredible insight into new cultures and people. It’ll give you a tan, an open mind and permanent wanderlust. But it can also leave you in debt or stranded without money, if you aren’t careful. Here’s…

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How to: stay safe and healthy on travel adventures

If you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, it’s easy to forget about health and safety in the excitement of planning bungee jumps or deciding how many pairs of flip flops to pack. But it’s worth sorting…

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How to use a storm kettle

If you’re as much of a fan as I am of going off on adventures down rivers in wooden canoes, Famous Five Style (lashings of ginger beer optional), you may have used a storm kettle before. If you haven’t, it’s…

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How to: go glamping

Leaky tents, muddy fields and tepid baked beans do not a happy weekend of camping make, but tend to be the inevitable reality. Luckily, the discerningly stylish outdoorsy enthusiast can now enjoy the great outdoors without getting her designer Hunter…

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How to: pack for a trip to the Amazon jungle

After sustaining more than 70 mosquito bites on one leg in the depths of the Bolivian Amazon, I feel authorized to advise on these matters, and so I present you with a handy little guide to packing for South America…

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How to: take a girls-only road trip

The phrase “road trip”, in true Kerouackian style, always conjures up images of wide-open spaces and the freedom to roam. Whilst a driving adventure with a motley crew of mates is always a great idea, what can be even better…

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How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

Waxing guide! That’s boards and skis, not legs. Snowboard wonderkid and fellow seasonnaire Simon Andrews kindly took time out of shredding the crap out of the Cervinia backcountry to compile this fantastic guide to waxing your snowboard or skis for…

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How to: beginner’s guide to DSLR photography

After many many years as a bit of a tech-phobe, I’m finally learning the ins and outs of photography, mainly because pretty much any time I am outdoors I spot things that I want to shoot (foxes, landscapes, umm, interesting…

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How to: make an igloo in Britain

The snow is abating round these parts, but if you are up north or dreaming of the next snow day I suggest you take my crash course in igloo-building. Here’s how to build an igloo in easy steps. How to…

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