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A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of talking to Dave Lloyd who volunteers as a Search Technician, Team Leader, Navigation Lead, Lowland Rescue First Responder and member of the water rescue team with Dorset Search and Rescue. Dave tells us how to stay safe while exploring. These helpful tips can be used throughout the UK too :)    "Staying Safe Outdoors in Dorset   Dorset is a stunning county and we are blessed to live and work here. We have a huge variety of countryside from the North Dorset Chalk Downs, through the rare heathland that sits on ancient...

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THE CLIF BAR & COMPANY STORY Clif Bar and Company started on a bike ride. Our founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself: "I could make a better bar than this." Today, we still want to make things better. Our food. Our company. Even our planet. We'll keep working on it. The Story of CLIF - by Gary  CLIF BAR is named after my father, Clifford, my childhood hero and companion throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1990, I lived in a garage with my dog, skis, climbing gear, bicycle and two trumpets. The...

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John Watt & Son have roasted Coffee in Carlisle since their original shop opened in Glovers Row in 1865 our blending recipes are closely guarded secrets which have evolved and been handed down over the past 150 years. 1865 - First opening of a shop on Glovers Row in Carlisle City Centre standing near the Market Cross selling local produce, blending tea and roasting coffee. 1897 - Relocated the short distance to 11 Bank Street after Glovers Row got demolished. The rent was paid for not with money, but with 6 cases of dog meat. This was the only form...

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Today we are with John, the founder of Firepot. He talks us through how he gets his inspiration, what his "go-to" comfort meal is, and what they have planned for the next dish. What made you want to create meals for Firepot? "The initial drive came from a personal need. A few years ago, I crossed a section of West Greenland with a friend and we knew we’d need to take our own supplies. Testing out the different brands, I found it hard to understand why expedition food had to taste so nasty. It was all packed full of chemicals...

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Craving for the hills “There is something primal about cooking in the outdoors.” My name is Harrison Ward, perhaps better known as Fell Foodie. I’m an outdoor cook and can often be found creating restaurant style dishes, in my local Lake District mountains, on minimal equipment. Creating different variants of food has been a lifelong passion after being introduced to it via my Grandma. Despite having never trained it has become a mainstay of my life with skills being honed during many years working in the hospitality sector, studying cookbooks and practising at home. When a new craving for a...

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