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Matt Staniek is a 26 year old Zoologist and conservationist from the Lake District National Park. His main ambition in life is to be able to inspire and educate others about his passion for wildlife. . "Windermere is on the cusp of ecological and biological destruction, this is due to the nutrient phosphorus being dumped into the catchment in unsustainable quantities. The most notable phosphorus input, one that we are all familiar with, is sewage. Phosphorus acts as fertiliser for algae, which in turn is destroying our fragile freshwater environment. Lots of phosphorus means lots of algae. Lots of algae means...

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Compostable Pouches, Eco, Food, Food for Thought -

Eco Packaging With more and more people taking to gardening, making their own compost and generally giving more time to think about how we can make those little differences to help look after our planet, Firepot have the perfect solution for your camping meals. "Our compostable eco packaging is designed as an alternative to our main range of yellow plastic pouches, while still featuring the same nutritious, delicious outdoor meal options. These compostable bags are made from bio-based sources, including sugar cane, which means they are fully compostable and should disintegrate within a year in compost — faster if the...

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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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Food for Thought, GIFT GUIDE -

Shane Benzie, Celebrated Olympic coach, author and a world expert in the body’s fascial system. . Regardless if you run or just want to understand and improve your everyday posture, Shane Benzie has the research and information to help with everyone’s day to day mobility.  . Shane Benzie is a running technique coach and movement specialist. He has travelled extensively to work with, live with and study a wide range of athletes in different - sometimes extreme - environments. He has collaborated with an impressive list of successful athletes including Tom Daley, Wilson Kipsang, Mohammad Ahansal, Nicky Spinks, Mimi Anderson,...

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Adventure Planning, Food for Thought -

A “triathlon” is an endurance multisport race consisting of swimming, cycling, and running over various distances and can be an individual or team event. . It is said to have started as a French race during the 1920s–1930s that was called “Les trois sports”, “La Course des Débrouillards”, and “La course des Touche à Tout.” This race is usually held every year in France near Joinville-le-Pont, in Meulan and Poissy.  . Introduced in 1970s by San Diego Track Club and designed to be an alternative to hard track training. Don Shanahan and Jack Johnstone sponsored an event in 1974 comprising a 10km run, 8km...

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