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DofE, DofE Food, Duke of Edinburgh Award -

What is the DofE? . "A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life. 14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment,...

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Food for Thought, nature -

An edible weed that relieves pain from bee and nettle stings. Mother Nature is a truly marvellous thing. This little weed that you may even have growing in your garden, is packed full of amazing benefits. Plantain repairs tissues and is soothing, moistening, protecting, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, and analgesic. It is excellent for all sorts of skin irritations, rashes, bites, stings, burns, bumps, cuts, scrapes, bruises and infections. . A great way to treat a sting with plantain is to chew a couple leaves and in your mouth to make a poultice (make sure it has been collected from a clean...

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Adventure Planning, Backpacking Food Guide 2022, Food -

Backpacking Food Guide 2022  . There are a few things to consider while planning food for a long distance trip. Firstly the age and fitness of the team along with the type of terrain, ascent, pack weights and how many miles you plan to travel per day will all effect how many calories you need to plan for.   As a very rough guide we personally use the Daily Energy Requirements for adults as around 2000 – 4000 kcals. Personally speaking we would then add 10% for every 500m ascent and another 10% for things like a heavy rucksack (or...

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Food -

Adventure is on the cards! You've sorted out your clothing, maps, routes, water and/or filter, packed the sun screen (there's always hope you may need it!) first aid kit, tent, sleep system, stove, gas, rubbish bag and have a plan B in mind just in case. The only thing that's left to sort out is the food. Freeze Dried, Dehydrated, Self Heating or Wet Meal Pouch/ Boil In The Bag/ MRE? How do I use them? How long will they last? Do I need to keep them cold? Hopefully we will answer all of these questions for you so the only...

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GIFT GUIDE, journaling, Mindfulness, nature -

Journal, brain dump, scrap book, bullet journal whichever way you choose to let your creative side out by putting pen to paper, nature gives you all the inspiration and opportunity you need!   You could spend a lifetime reading studies on how nature, mindfulness, gratitude and creativity can help improve our general wellbeing. We all know the feeling that being in nature brings us. Recording that wonderful feeling can only be a good thing right?! Journaling has many benefits: Improve memory Improve Concentration levels Relieve Stress Makes us aware of being in the present moment Enhances our creativity Improves focus...

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