Alex is a freelance adventure writer and content creator with an insatiable passion for the mountains. A Cumbrian born and bred, his native English Lake District has a special place in his heart, though he is at least equally happy in North Wales, the Scottish Highlands or the European Alps. Through his hiking, mountaineering, climbing and trail running adventures, Alex aims to inspire others to get outdoors. He is currently the President of the London Mountaineering Club, training to become a qualified mountain leader, looking to finally finish bagging all the Wainwright fells of the Lake District and hoping to scale more Alpine 4000ers when circumstances allow. Find out more at www.alexfoxfield.com (opens in new tab)
What are Ordnance Survey maps? We delve into the great British institution of the Ordnance Survey, taking a look at its maps, history, future and its main competitor, Harvey
What are contour lines on a map? We journey to the origin of contour lines, explaining what they are and how you can use them to sharpen your navigation
Our guide on how to charge phones when camping will ensure you never run out of battery, whether you’re wild camping or at the campsite
A guide to the best trees for firewood, so that you can achieve a steady, safe heat for your campfire or wood-burning stove
Knowing how to chop firewood with or without an axe or maul will enable you to fashion pieces perfect for the campfire
We guide you on how to orientate a map – with or without your compass – so that you can navigate your way through the backcountry
Read our guide on how to keep your tent clean while camping, so that your backcountry bolthole remains dirt free, tidy and a pleasant space to sleep in
Knowing how to clean a pocketknife will enable you to keep your blade in top condition, as a dirty knife is unhygienic and potentially unsafe
Our guide on how to wash clothes while camping is quick, easy and kind to the environment, whether you’re at the campsite or in the wild
Are tent heaters safe? We study the options for heating your shelter and consider what you can do to make them as safe as possible.
How to clean camping cookware in an environmentally conscious way whether you’re car camping or heading off into the wilderness
Knowing how to blackout a tent can be the difference between being rested and invigorated on your camping trip or grumpy and stressed due to sleep deprivation
How to clean your hiking stove: a dirty stove not only looks bad but also won’t cook as effectively, here are our tips to ensure top performance
Our visual guide to the many different parts of a tent unzips the jargon, so that next time you’re pitching you know exactly what everything is and what it does
Our guide on how to store camping gear means your equipment will be bright and ready rather than damp and miserable when it comes out of winter hibernation
Knowing how to pitch a tent properly will make your camping trip all the more enjoyable – get this aspect correct and the rest will take care of itself
A fully-featured beast of an approach shoe, the AKU Rock DFS GTX is just as happy and capable on wet and wild trails as it is on sun-drenched rock
Knowing how to store firewood correctly can make all the difference when it comes to igniting and sustaining that all-important campfire
This guide to eco camping explains the steps you can take to ensure your trips are good for the planet and as sustainable as possible
With different types of belay device out there, we look at the pros and cons of each and consider which you should use for different styles of climbing
We reveal how to store climbing rope, the benefits of having a rope bag, how to coil your rope efficiently and where, and where not, to store it
What is ice climbing? We break the ice to reveal the many facets of the thrilling world of ice climbing
Advnture contributor Alex Foxfield celebrates a "magnificent day out" in the mountains of North Wales
We take a look at sighting compasses, detailing how they work and considering their advantages and disadvantages compared to standard baseplate compasses
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