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Craghoppers ambassadors wanted!

Craghoppers ambassadors wanted!

22nd Jun 2017 in Craghoppers, General
 
  As a partner of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Craghoppers provide young people with DofE tested and recommended clothing for their tasking expeditions. From walking trousers to insulating layers, you can find the clothing you require for your upcoming Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition on the Craghoppers website. The latest additions to the partnership ...

Cooking on your DofE Expedition

Cooking on your DofE Expedition

6th Jun 2017 in Expedition, General, Trangia
 
By Trangia   It is often thought that cooking a great meal to compete with a home-cooked Sunday roast, in the great outdoors, is an impossible task. Most will settle for a tin of beans or some plain pasta on their expedition. However, there are many exciting and fun ways to cook a filling and ...

How to ‘sleep under the stars’ on expedition

How to ‘sleep under the stars’ on expedition

9th May 2017 in Expedition, General, Vango
 
By Vango Sleeping under the stars will be an unforgettable experience during your DofE expedition. There’s lots of things that you can do to make your stay in the outdoors fun and comfortable from choosing the right pitch to taking a stash of your favourite sweets (for energy after all that trekking!). Firstly, choosing the ...

Who’s up for a microadventure?

Who’s up for a microadventure?

3rd May 2017 in General
 
Discover more and plan your own microadventure… By Cotswold Outdoor Adventure is a scary word. It conjures up visions of expensive trips halfway across the world, trekking through the Himalayas or travelling to the Antarctic, things that most of us don’t have the time to regularly do. But what if adventure could be a little ...

What you need to know about waterproofing

What you need to know about waterproofing

27th Apr 2017 in Advice, Expedition, Nikwax
 
How to stay dry, warm and comfortable on your expedition By Nikwax   Whether you’re working towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or helping others to do so, keeping your kit dry on expedition will be a top priority. With the British weather as unpredictable as ever, keeping your outdoor clothing and equipment dry could ...

How to use The Layering System

How to use The Layering System

17th Mar 2017 in Advice, Craghoppers, Expedition, General
 
How to use The Layering System By Craghoppers If you’re planning what to wear on a cold winter walk, it can often be tempting to pick out the warmest, biggest jacket you own. However, this isn’t always the best solution – despite being the most obvious – and it is even more important when planning ...

27 ways to save your soles

27 ways to save your soles

28th Feb 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
No other piece of kit affects the enjoyment of your expedition more than what you put on your feet. We’ve compiled 27 ways for you to take care of your boots, socks and feet before, during and after your expedition. Choosing your footwear Getting the right material for you – leather boot are very durable ...

Choosing a Trekking Rucksack – Five Top Tips from Vango

Choosing a Trekking Rucksack – Five Top Tips from Vango

31st Jan 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General, Vango
 
If you’re completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, one of the most essential pieces of equipment you will need is a good trekking rucksack. However, finding the perfect backpack can be a little overwhelming. There are a seemingly endless number of styles, sizes and shapes to choose from, so where do you start? Find the ...

The DofE Interactive Kit List

The DofE Interactive Kit List

24th Jan 2017 in Cotswold Outdoor, Expedition, General, Reward Card
 
The DofE Expedition Kit List is going mobile Planning and preparing for your DofE expedition is a key task at all Award levels. The Expedition Kit List has been the most downloaded document from the DofE for many years, but paper is often not the first or most practical choice for some. The DofE Interactive ...

How to choose an insulated jacket

How to choose an insulated jacket

13th Jan 2017 in Advice, Cotswold Outdoor, General
 
Get clued-up on different types of insulation. By Cotswold Outdoor Save 15%* on an insulated jacket this winter from Cotswold Outdoor with your DofE Reward Card As mammals we’re great at keeping ourselves warm, our bodies work hard to maintain our core temperature at 37°C degrees whatever the weather. Nevertheless, on cold, crisp winter days ...

Vango XD range – made for DofE expeditions

Vango XD range – made for DofE expeditions

24th Oct 2016 in Expedition, General, Partner News
 
  In 2014, Vango invited seventeen DofE Leaders and volunteers to their Glasgow based showroom to give feedback on Vango products, including how to develop their trekking tent, rucksack, and sleeping bag collections. Those attending were from various locations across the west of Scotland. Vango wanted to hear about their experiences on DofE expeditions, get ...

Who says no one ever wins prize draws?

Who says no one ever wins prize draws?

12th Sep 2016 in General
 
Well, that is definitely not that case. At DofE Shopping.org we run regular FREE prize draws, giving you a chance to win prizes ranging from expedition kit to iPhones, and days out to vouchers. There are many chances to win and you can enter every prize draw you fancy (but only one entry per draw). ...