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


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


5 Open Spaces that you can Go and Explore in Cambridge

The 2019 Winter Solstice occurred on December 22nd. On this day, the North Pole is tilted the farthest away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. For us at Open Air, the day after the Winter Solstice is one worth celebrating as it marks the beginning of the steady march towards longer days and warmer temperatures. To us outdoor enthusiasts, it feels somewhat unjust that on the cusp of prime adventure time, that we are gripped by a global pandemic with all advice pointing to... Read More