Archive by Author

Navigation Blog Posts

I was recently asked to run a 1:1 training session to introduce someone to the basics of navigation. During our conversation I mentioned that I would put together some blog posts on navigation techniques. My intention is to create a series of blog posts that cover the core topics of the National Navigation Award Scheme. […]

Boot Care – A Small Investigation

Disclaimer At the time of writing this I am currently employed by Cotswold Outdoor. However, this post represents my views and findings only. These may differ from official advice and guidelines found on the Cotswold site. Introduction Having worked at Cotswold Outdoor for a couple of months now, I have seen a number of pairs […]


With a day off from Cotswold the plan had been to go for a cycle ride. However, given the heavy rainfall yesterday I thought that a walk might be a better idea. Having got my cadets to look at Otmoor as part of a navigation exercise I thought it might be an idea to investigate […]

Projects and Adventure Training – Exception Plans

What is a Project? There are various definitions of what constitutes a project, but inevitably they are something along the lines of: A piece of work that is designed to deliver one or more products within a particular period of time. When we think about Project Management we often think about large scale engineering projects […]