Repurpose & Upcycle

Upcycled tea and coffee pots – Part 2


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One item I see a lot in secondhand stores and Op Shops are tea and coffee pots. Seems to be one of those items that people buy and collect then realise they have too many and dispose of them. However, here are some clever ideas on how to give them a new life. Don’t forget those cups and saucers either, by giving them a new life too.

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Explore & Inspire, Travel Tips & Ideas

Travelling First Aid Kit


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Having completed around 12 First Aid courses, 2 Wilderness First Aid Courses, 1 Advanced Wilderness First Aid course, 4 Anaphylaxis and 21 CPR courses, I know what’s useful and what’s not in a travelling first aid kit (for me).

If I’m travelling with a group of people, the contents of my kit will be different to what I’ll bring if I’m travelling on my own.

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Living Simply, Repurpose & Upcycle

Toilet Roll Art with kids


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The simplest of everyday items – toilet rolls, can be turned into an afternoon of fun for kids.Yep, those forgotten rolls that are tossed in the recycling bin can be given a new life as something practical or something artistic.

Toilet rolls are easy to collect and a handy little job for toddlers and small children to be given. A good start for most activities would be a dozen. A project such as this is easily made with Sharpie pens. Little hands can hold the rolls and a pen easily.

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How to manage your period camping / travelling


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As a professional outdoor educator, mother of two girls and the author of the popular teen book, Poppy Pretzel – Passage Into Puberty, I’ve been managing my period (and those around me) since 1974.  I’ve been blessed with parents who educated me early about menstruation and no subject was out of bounds for discussion which has given me a healthy approach to health and hygiene.

Warning: This post is about periods, pads and tampons as well as managing hygiene in the bush. If you find this uncomfortable you could stop right now. However, I encourage you to read on, for every woman this is a common monthly occurrence and it’s worth hanging in there to gain a better understanding of periods and camping.

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