How The Water-To-Go 75cl Changes How we Make Suspect Water Safe.

Over complication of anything in a wilderness setting never works. The more working parts you have in a system the higher the likelihood that the system will fail. The consequences of…

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The Keb Jacket Review

Its one of the mantras we live by on our courses….Survival can happen at any time in any place. Book on a Backcountry Survival multi – environmental course and you’ll…

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Backcountry Survival Exclusive!

Backcountry Survival Exclusive! Thanks to our bezzy buddies Above and Beyond we got the first copy of the OL57 Cairngorm and Aviemore explorer map, making Backcountry the first company in the ‪#‎cairngorms‬ to be…

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Fjallraven Vidda Pro Review

We all know it, when it comes to producing outdoor clothing the Scandinavians have got it nailed. From the all round functionality of the clothes to the simple details that…

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Survival Tin – Whats in yours?

Over the top? Unrealistic?  The survival tin is an essential expedition component regardless of whether you’re an explorer, traveller, outoorsman/woman or serving in the military. It shows a preparedness and…

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The Changeability of Scotland’s Weather

The Changeability of Scotland’s Weather Scotland has recently had a bit of a heat wave (heat wave for us!) and we’ve been running woodland courses in 22 degrees. But it’s…

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Get 15% Off Gear from Above and Beyond

Get 15% Off Gear from Above and Beyond Book on a BCS course this year and you’ll receive 15% off their selected range of clothing and equipment.  These guys are…

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Dont Try This At Home……..Unless Your Hungry!!

Insects, leaves, roots, plants, berries and fungi. A lot of its edible, you just need to be 100% sure your eating the right thing, so you don’t risk an allergic…

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Winter Skills Availability 24th and 25th January ’15

January has seen some exceptional winter conditions in the Cairngorms. Last weekend saw us working in the mountains in testing conditions, 80 mph winds and “white out” conditions on day…

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