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    My, not so secret Bugs n’ Grubs Warning Signals

    Insects, worms, grubs, beetles and termites can be a good source of protein… But, as a general rule, avoid >>> Brightly coloured insects / bugs Insects / bugs that are extremely smelly Hairy creepy crawlers Insects and bugs that sting and bite **Ask your local guide if a ‘Bug’ is edible…BEFORE popping it into your mouth

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    My, not so secret basic Tips, when ‘Foraging’ for Wild Food

    Plant Warning Signals Don’t eat mushrooms, some are safe, some are toxic – even deadly Never eat plants with thorns Stay away from Umbrella- shaped flower/plants Never eat plants with yellow or white berries Avoid plants with shiny leaves and plants with seeds in a pod Plants with discoloured or milky sap are a definite no, no. Spit out any fruit or plant that tastes soapy or bitter Keep away from any fruit or plant that smells of almonds Always check with your local guide BEFORE tasting the wild fruits of the jungle!

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    My secret Tips about useful Knives for Backwoods/Camping/Hunting

    Common range of blade points and what tasks they are best suited… Drop-point : good compromise between strength and utility Sheepsfoot : false point – slicing, whittling & ideal to cut rope Clip-point : for more delicate and precision work Straight Back : sturdy, ideal for cutting and chopping Tanto Blade : strong, handy for pushing cuts and piercing Gut Hook : skinning and field dressing wild game Trailing-Point : filleting, skinning and camp food prepping “Your knife is your life”: You’re only as sharp as your knife and your survival knife is the one that you have on you at the time. If you’re out and about and everything…

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    An average person can survive up to….

    3 Weeks without Food 3 Days without Water 3 Hours outside of the body’s core temperature Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive in the Wilderness Hydration: Water…water purification system Nutrition: Food…. Survival Knife…. Shelter; tarp, tent, space blanket…. First Aid Kit…. Jacket, hat, sunglasses, gloves, raincoat/shell & thermals…. Navigation; map, compass & GPS (mobile phone)…. Headlamp, flashlight, signalling device, whistle…. Repair kit; multi-tool, duct tape, cordage, spare batteries…. Fire Starter; striker, matches, lighter…. A sense of Humour!

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    How-To: prepare for & during Adventures

    My, not so secret, practical tips…                     …During your time in the Wilderness                    An average person can survive up to >                     3 Weeks without Food                     3 Days without Water    3 Hours outside of the body’s core temperature My, not so secret critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive in the Wilderness Hydration: Water…water purification system Nutrition: Food…. Survival Knife…. Shelter; tarp, tent, space blanket…. First Aid Kit…. Jacket, hat, sunglasses, gloves, raincoat/shell & thermals…. Navigation; map, compass & GPS (mobile phone)…. Headlamp, flashlight, signalling device, whistle…. Repair kit; multi-tool, duct tape, cordage, spare batteries…. Fire Starter; striker, matches, lighter…. A sense of Humour!

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    My, not so secret, simple mental / holistic Gym Tips

    • Set realistic goals: build strength, increasing flexibility and boosting endurance• Create a ‘fitness habit’; don’t skip workouts.• Always warm up and cool down • Pre & Post Workout Stretches• Basic weight-training; push yourself hard, “lift like you mean it”. • Cardio machines and circuit training gets your heart rate up and increase your blood circulation. • Always keep hydrated – drink a lot of fluids; before, during and after your workouts. • Eat a healthily and balanced diet; remember to refuel after your sessions with high-protein snacks and washed down with a drink.• Each day, try to drink at least 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid, including…

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    My, not so secret tips on Wildlife Encounters

    • Investigate and research what to expect• Follow the instructions of your guide.• Behave responsibly and calm around all wildlife• Don’t surprise a ‘mother’ with her little ones• Respect all animals and don’t sneak up or shock them• You’re a privileged observer; don’t interact directly with the wildlife• If you want to keep ‘all’ your fingers – don’t touch or feed a wild animal• Turn off the flashlight on your camera or mobile• Always have your camera handy, you may only get one chance!• Never turn your back on a wild animal, to take a ‘selfie’……

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    Basic Healthy Preparation Tips

    • Before each and every Adventure / Event have a comprehensive medical and a dental examination well before departure date. • Toothache or piles, even at home they are a nuisance but in the wilds it can be serious – and at the very least can spoil your experience.• Carry a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses – you want to ‘see’ where you have been. • Depending on your terrain / climate take sunglasses / goggles to protect your eyes• Make sure your all vaccinations and immunizations are up to date, 6 weeks prior to travelling• Practice sleeping whenever, where ever.• If you’re a light sleeper and are…

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    My, not so secret tips… important part of planning an Adventure is ‘Research’

    • Match an Adventures/Event to your skills, ability, pocket and time• Find out all you can about where you’re going• Learn about the culture of your destination• Travel Insurance, recommended vaccinations and medical kit• Research best time to go; climate, seasonal pricing, crowding• Pack light; suitability and essentials are key• Documents, currency and tech equipment• Don’t be shy in asking questions and trust your gut instinct.• Make an effort to learn a few words of the local language, keep it simple. (The Welsh word for congratulations is Llongyfarchiadau)!

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    My not so secret tips for Long Distance Running.

    My not so secret tips for Long Distance Running.• Preparation for a long run/ endurance event begins in your head. … Build mental endurance• Targeting small goals keeps you moving and boosts your confidence. • Always start with a ‘warm up routine’; it gets the blood flowing and stretching keeps you more flexible.• Step up strength, endurance and cardio; by gradually increasing training mileage/workout by 10 percent per week. • Include light cross-training sessions – swimming, spinning and yoga during your rest days from running.• Cross training and weight training helps make you a stronger runner• Biking and swimming will help build the supporting muscles used in running.• Staying hydrated…