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The 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, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and University and job applications. 
The DofE licenses organisations that work with young people to run DofE programmes, such as schools, colleges, youth groups and clubs. Through the Licensed Organisation (LO) young people (or their parents / carers) pay for a Participation Place and are supported by Leaders who support them through their programmes, helping them to choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a registered charity, funded by donations, Participation Places and licences. The charity works with LOs across the UK to increase opportunities for young people to gain the benefits of doing their DofE.
What to Eat During DofE
Getting the right food will help you enjoy your expedition. It’s a chance to be creative, and to understand more about rationing and outdoor survival. Dried, cured, smoked or vegetarian foods usually last well. Avoid tinned food or items that require refrigeration or can be easily crushed in your rucksack. What makes a great expedition meal? Your DofE diet should be compact and easy to carry. It needs to be high in slow-release energy. To meet your expedition aim, you need to plan, prepare and cook a meal as a group but ration packs are great for breakfast or when journeying. Get creative with cooking to have the most fun possible

All DofE recommended expedition food is easy to prepare and the packaging won’t split in your rucksack. You don’t need to keep them refrigerated – your bag will be just fine.

There are two types of DofE recommended expedition food: ready to eat and dehydrated."


Read HERE to find out more about the difference between these options.


The Fell Store Firepot food

Dehydrated: Firepot expedition food is designed for expeditions. They are nutritious, lightweight and high calorie, have durable packaging, and match meals you might have at home - packed with flavour. Just add boiling water directly into pouch, stir, wait for a few minutes and your food is ready to eat. Firepot Food uses produce from local farmers in Dorset and have no palm oil or artificial additives. They have a range of gluten free, lactose free, vegan and vegetarian options too. This option uses less gas as water boils relatively quickly.

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Firepot dehydrated expedition food packs

Posh Pork and Beans
Beef stew with Pearl Barley
Smoky Tomato Paella
Vegan Orzo Bolognese
Spicy pork Noodles
Barbecued Pulled Pork
Baked Apple Porridge

See Full Firepot Food range HERE

    Ready to Eat: Wayfayrer expedition food is nutritious and ready to eat hot or cold. They’re small to carry, have durable packaging, and match meals you might have at home. These meals are heavier than the dehydrated options and use more gas but you do not need to carry extra water to rehydrate the meals. The water used to boil these bags can also be used for hot drinks such as herbal tea, Coffee or hot chocolate. Just boil in a pot of water to reheat. You can pick from savoury or sweet options.

    Wayfayrer expedition food packs

    All Day Breakfast
    Beans and Burgers
    Chicken Tikka and Rice
    Veg Curry and Rice
    Chilli and Rice
    Veg Chili and Rice
    Chocolate Pudding
    Sticky Toffee Pudding


     See full Wayfayrer range HERE

     To see the full range of freeze dried, dehydrated and ready to eat meals, head over to our online store.

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