Appreciating cordage is important for outdoors activities – with lots of different types for different uses. I wrote this supplement for a session on paracord, which is my favourite. I always carry it on me. I’ve even upgraded shoe laces with it – just in case.

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Night Navigation

Walking in the dark, outdoors, can be difficult because paths and tracks can be hard to distinguish. You can picture the scenario of defaulting down the left path, you lose your bearings, you convince yourself you’ll get back on track eventually, you get cold, tired, panic and then, yep, acceptance – “we’re lost”. Forests in the dark are especially difficult places to get back on track because, although you won’t particularly notice it, our eyes are not great at discerning colour in low light and the environment looks all so similar. Thankfully, there are a few tricks.

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