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  • What is Slimjim?

    Slimjim (previously Youth Fit) With some DofE students starting as young as Year 9, it is inevitable now to get some very slim participants entering (boys or girls), and finding a rucksack with a back system that adjusts to fit properly is more important than ever. An ill-fitting rucksack can not only ruin a student’s [...] Continue Reading
  • How to choose the right tent

    SCHOOL AND GROUP EXPEDITIONS How to choose the best tent for your expedition   Endurance (our brand of outdoor expedition equipment) is the only brand in the market that designs tents specifically for school and group use, so for the purpose of this article, we'll only be focusing on the differences between the various tents [...] Continue Reading
  • Gas Canisters – Using, Storing, Recycling!

    We get asked lots of questions about how long they last, how to test how much is left in a canister, and how to safely store and recycle them. We thought it was time for us to create some handy tips to help look after this must have kit item! Quick Tips: Take full canisters [...] Continue Reading
  • How to choose the right rucksack

    SCHOOL AND GROUP EXPEDITIONS How to choose the right rucksack for your participants Endurance (our brand of outdoor expedition equipment) is the only brand in the market that designs rucksacks specifically for school and group use, so for the purpose of this article, we'll only be focusing on the differences between the three rucksacks in [...] Continue Reading
  • Ever seen a pile of mixed tent poles before? 3 Tips on managing tent poles in your kit store

    Seen this before? Why is it that however hard you try… you just cannot keep on top of tent poles? Different colours? Different lengths?  2 man tents?  3 man tents?  Different ‘vintages’ of the same tent?  Here are 3 top tips on how to keep things tidy. 1. Use coloured sticky tape to mark up [...] Continue Reading
  • Joyce Franklin Academy – Himalaya Expedition

    Kim Henson, DofE Coordinator @ Joyce Frankland Academy took a group of students to Spiti Valley, in the Indian Himalayas to complete 25 day expedition and community project. Access sponsored the expedition by providing a selection of Endurance Quest 65 rucksacks. The students built a solar heated bath house... with their bare hands!  Watch the [...] Continue Reading
  • Trangia 25 or Trangia 27?

    Trangia sizing   Somewhat counter-intuitively, the Trangia 25 series is actually larger than the 27 series. The 27 series is designed to cook for 1 or 2 people; the 25 series is designed for 3 to 4 people. For this reason most group leaders use the 25 series. To see our full Trangia range, hit [...] Continue Reading
  • Rucksack Fitting Guide

    We often get asked - which back system do my participants need - 65 or 65 slimjim?  Firstly here is a quick measurement guide and some quick tips.  Then further down this page is your fitting guide.   Quick measurement guide:   65 (Regular) Back torso length adjusts between 17.5 inches – 19.5 inches (44-50cm) [...] Continue Reading
  • Explaining group pricing

    Question: Do you do special prices for schools and groups?   The short answer: Yes, if you are buying for a School or Group, we now give a special Group Price online which gives you a 20 - 30% discount!  In addition, if your order is over a certain size, you qualify for further bulk discounts [...] Continue Reading
  • March challenge: the winner!

    Our winner immediately knew the correct location - he got married there! Check the video below:   The correct location was Edale, Peak District. Congratulations to Andy Charlton, of Adventure Expeditions! He identified the location immediately (I wonder why!) and gets a £100 voucher. To everyone else who got it right we'll be in touch [...] Continue Reading