Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Twenty five years ago, at a taster day at 6th form college, I spent two hours learning first aid.  I can remember learning how to put people in the recovery position, but that’s about all.  I’d never needed to carry out first aid on anyone so it was never...
My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

“I looked at my pack.  It was at once enormous and compact, mildly adorable and intimidatingly self-contained.  It had an animate quality; in its company I didn’t feel entirely alone.  Standing, it came up to my waist.  I gripped it and bent to lift it....
Hiking Boobs – what you need to know

Hiking Boobs – what you need to know

Yep, that’s not a typo, it does say Boobs not Boots.  And girls, we need to look after our boobs when we’re hiking as much as we look after our feet in our boots, which means we need to talk Bras.  Some walkers will happily wear their M&S (other brands...