Category Archives: Top Tips

QR Codes – 5 Uses for Outdoor Instructors & Centres

QR Codes are those square pixelly things you see on a lot of marketing material. With the right software you can scan them using the camera of your phone. You might already use them quite a bit. They used to … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for Improving Your First Aid Kit

In this months Outdoor UAE my article is on ways to improve your first aid kit. James has kindly produced a PDF version of the article for folks to download and use. Enjoy Ian

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Surfing Oman article and Beating the Heat article in this issue of Outdoor UAE July 2011

The latest issue of Outdoor UAE is now in stores and includes articles from me about the recent Oman Surfaris and another on Tips and Tricks to stay active through the Middle Eastern summer.

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Podcast from my radio debute is available online

The podcast from the recent radio show is now online. I was invited by Outdoor UAE Magazine, as one of they’re regular contributors, to appear on the Dubai Today Morning Show on Dubai Eye 108.8 FM hosted by Wes. The story of the day … Continue reading

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Top Tip #4- My ‘Adventure Phone’ solution for the UAE

This is my solution to the problems of mobile phones for those of us who play outdoor games. Keep your smart phone safe by using a cheap phone, a waterproof case that works and 2 sim cards on one number.

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Top Tip #3- Change some money before you travel but not all of it

Met up with one Nepal kayak trip team this morning for a chat over a coffee. We talked about all sorts of plans for the trip including changing money options and it reminded me of one of the top tips … Continue reading

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A reason to get up in the morning – because the surf is likely to be better

The past couple of mornings I’ve been getting up at the crack of dawn to make the most of early morning surf conditions. We don’t get a lot of swell here in the Arabian Gulf so I’ve felt the need … Continue reading

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