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Fun, Quizzes, and Competitions

20/01/2021

Max Woolsey – The Boy In The Tent – An Inspiration To All!

When it comes to sharing positivity and generosity, it seems that more and more young people are taking up the incredible call to support their local communities and charities. Today we want to focus on one incredible chap who, for the past year has been taking the outdoor world by storm and has managed to raise over £134,000 for the North Devon Hospice. Max Woolsey is an 11 year old adventurer from Braunton, Devon who, since the 29th March 2020 has been sleeping outside every night in his trusty tent... Read More

30/12/2020

How To Make An Indoor Space Feel More ‘Outdoorsy’

With more and more of us isolating or working from home, things can begin to feel a little…mundane. Before the start of the year, most of us hadn’t optimised our living spaces to be more ‘work’ orientated, but as we adapt to the new normal, a lot of people are finding that adding an ‘outdoor’ feel to your ‘indoor’ spaces can be incredibly beneficial to both your mental well being, productivity and general enjoyment within your living spaces. There’s a reason that the outdoors makes us feel relaxed. Nature has... Read More

23/12/2020
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10 UK Destinations You Have To Visit In 2022!

We’re all itching to get out over the next year and explore the wonders that the UK has to offer. To give you some inspiration and a little hope for the future, we’ve written up 10 must visit locations for the coming year that you, your loved ones or friends can hopefully visit! …Without further ado, get your exploration hats on and check out some of our top 10 visit places in the UK for 2022! 1) Cheddar Gorge, Somerset It’s a real staple in the UK and somewhere that... Read More

13/08/2020

DIY Upcycled Gas canister planter

Text and Images by Gus Whitby Whilst ultralight gas-based appliances offer lightweight and incredibly flexible cooking, the trade off is managing the plethora of quarter-full non-refillable cartridges at the conclusion of a trip. Whilst I’m very careful to ensure the proper disposal of spent canisters, I thought I’d spare this slightly larger example and upcycle it into something a little more useful; a distinctly ‘outdoorsy’ herb planter. Caution: When working with metal you can encounter many a hazardous edge from the item or the tools you work with. Please proceed... Read More

21/07/2020

Being Outside- What’s the Hype?

Text and images by Will Day Here at Open Air we all consider ourselves to be ‘outdoorsy’ and this article will therefore likely be slightly biased. However, what is all the excitement about the great outdoors? Over the last few years, the outdoor lifestyle has become highly desirable, with influencers and celebrities alike venturing into far flung places, armed with nothing but a pair of denim shorts and a Nalgene. And maybe some overpriced sunglasses. And of course their phone. And a team of photographers. And then someone to carry... Read More

03/04/2020

Ode To A Nalgene

By Marta Nalgenes are the bestAs this haiku demonstratesWhat colour is yours? When you Google “Nalgene bottle” the first prompt for further frequent questions is: “What is so special about Nalgene bottles?”  After all, Nalgene claims itself to be “The original water bottle” (discounting the extended use of glass bottles for the past couple of millenia of course). This question is clearly prompted by the outdoor community’s slightly overbearing reverence for the aforementioned plastic container- one that has been around for the better part of half a century. We as... Read More