Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Education’

How to clean your down sleeping bag

One Plant sleeping bag

A sleeping bag is the most important part of your travelling/camping kit and you should invest in one that suits your trips and needs. Take the time to consider where you will be travelling with your bag, what conditions you’ll be in, how much it’ll be used and what your budget is. Discuss with a…

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How to clean your synthetic sleeping bag

Care synethetic sleeping bag

A sleeping bag is the most important part of your travelling/camping kit and you should invest in one that suits your trips and needs. Take the time to consider where you will be travelling with your bag, what conditions you’ll be in, how much it’ll be used and what your budget is. Discuss with a…

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How to store your down sleeping bag

Care sleeping bag

A sleeping bag is the most important part of your travelling/camping kit and you should invest in one that suits your trips and needs. Take the time to consider where you will be travelling with your bag, what conditions you’ll be in, how much it’ll be used and what your budget is. Discuss with a…

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How to store your synthetic sleeping bag

Care for sleeping bag

A sleeping bag is the most important part of your travelling/camping kit and you should invest in one that suits your trips and needs. Take the time to consider where you will be travelling with your bag, what conditions you’ll be in, how much it’ll be used and what your budget is. Discuss with a…

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The research on the benefits of outdoor education are in

Research on outdoor education

For those of us who have, do or will work in the field of outdoor education know the benefits but the research showing that has always been a little thin on the ground. Recently the Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance released the results of their extensive nine-year study into outdoor education programs which in summary…

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Outdoor Education – what can you do as a parent – Part 1 of 2

Parents students outdoor education

I’ve worked in the Outdoor Education field (child-bearing years excluded) since 1989 and there have been many changes over that time. As an entity, our management of risk has improved tremendously, our programs are now more journey based and often sequential, giving a sense of change and resetting the daily expectations. The quality of food…

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All in a days work as an Outdoor Educator

outdoor educator

24 hours in the life of a professional outdoor educator 4.30am – Out of bed in Melbourne, quick breakfast on the go, toss bags into car and drive a couple of hours to starting point. Stop and snap a few stunning sunrise photos. 6.30am – Arrive at Base and meet Course Coordinator (CC) to discuss…

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60 before sixty – making the most of life

60 before sixty - making the most of life

60 before sixty – making the most of life. Well 2016 was one of my best but ended as my worst. The highs were as good as they could possible be. But the lows took me to a dark place. But now we are in 2017 and as I still hang onto those good memories…

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56 Things I’m Proud of at 56

About Me Debi Slinger

What are the 56 things I’m proud of at  On March 16 this year I’ll turn 56. So what have I done in those years that I’m proud of, grateful for, achieved? Frankly 56 isn’t enough, I need to be 100 at least to write everything that has touched my life and so many of…

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