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5 Must Do’s at the 2010 Outdoors Show

James Cracknell
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Today was the first day of the 2010 Outdoors Show at the NEC Birmingham. The show lasts for 3 days and we’ll be going down tomorrow. There’s lots to do at the event here’s my top 5 must do’s at the show.

  1. Explore the tent city
    The Yeoman’s tent city ┬áis a massive area with the latest tents all set up. It’s a great way to see tents and judge sizes rather than reading descriptions online.
  2. Wilderness Camp
    The Wilderness Camp is hosted by the Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine, it’s a great place to pick up some practical tips you can use on your next adventure. There are four areas, Desert, Arctic, Woodland and the Wilderness stage.
  3. Climbing walls
    There’s a few different climbing walls at this years event, last year 5 in total. You won’t need any gear but come in some comfortable clothing and for the girls… no skirts.
  4. Ben Fogle & James Cracknell talk
    If you caught the TV show about Ben Fogle’s and James Cracknell’s arctic trek then you’ll want to attend one of the two talks on Saturday. The afternoon show is sold out but there is space for the morning talk.
  5. Zip Wire
    Last but not least the Zip Wire takes you from one side of the hall to the other. Head over to the Cumbria Tourism stand to start your decent.

If you heading down to the NEC in Birmingham this weekend make sure you attend / attempt / see some of the above!

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