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Written by Neil McRobert

Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.

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    How To Wash A Waterproof Jacket

    Keep your waterproof jacket in the best possible condition with our guide to the best aftercare techniques. Here's how to wash and reproof your waterproof jacket and trousers so you'll never be caught out in the rain. Read more
  • The Most Haunted Places to Visit in the UK This Halloween

    The Most Haunted Places to Visit in the UK This Halloween

    Britain is a spooky place. The hills that are steeped in the creepiest of histories; the forests and trails are famous for the glimpsed shadow at the corner of your eye? What better way to celebrate this All Hallows Eve than with a visit to one of Britain’s scariest places? Read more
  • The Great British Camp-Out | Virtual Festival

    The Great British Camp-Out | Virtual Festival

    We are delighted to partner with The Great British Camp-Out to offer a ‘virtual festival’ in support of the NHS. Over the May bank holiday weekend, you can stream live content, performance, workshops and more straight into your homes and garden. Read more
  • How To Build The Best Sofa Fort and Garden Den

    How To Build The Best Sofa Fort and Garden Den

    Keep the kids entertained or buy yourself some quiet time with this guide to building a hiding place. The fort may be universal but the instructions are inspired by the best Scandinavian manuals around. Read more
  • Campfire Dishes | Pizza in a Pan

    Campfire Dishes | Pizza in a Pan

    Ditch the takeaway and make a campfire version of everyone's favourite weekend meal. This is the simplest recipe ever for making pizza without an oven. Read more
  • Campfire Dishes | Easter Chocolate Treats

    Campfire Dishes | Easter Chocolate Treats

    Here is a pair of chocolatey Easter treats you can put together in your kitchen or backyard campsite this weekend. Even when times are weird, family, fresh air, and chocolate make things better. Read more
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