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Official Food of the
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Wayfayrer are proud to be the official expedition food of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. Sales of Wayfarer packs provide a donation to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which is a registered charity (No.1072490).

The DofE award scheme is open to 14-24 year-olds, who can participate in a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels. When successfully completed, this leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

If you are participating in the award scheme, we wish you every success. Check out our top five tips for participating in the expedition section of the awards.

Wayfayrer ready to eat rations are available through all good independent retailers and outdoor chains. Pack them in your back-pack, on your next adventure.

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5 Top Tips


Pack Smart…

Everything you put in your pack – even the small items – all add up. Remember that you will have to carry your pack for a good few miles, so take the bare necessities: Food, clothes, cook kit, tent, sleeping bag, flask and some emergency supplies should be all you need. The lighter you pack, the easier the journey will be on your back and legs!


Don’t forget to bring a sleeping mat

You will be sleeping on the ground on a number of different terrains, and a sleeping bag alone just won’t cut it. A sleeping mat is light to carry, easy to pack away and will make a big difference to your comfort when you’re trying to get to sleep. It can even be rolled up and attached to your rucksack, meaning you don’t have to cram your rucksack to breaking point.


Pack Provisions

Pack foods that are durable enough to withstand the rigours of the outdoors – whilst being high in energy.

Wayfayrer ready to eat pouches are small enough that you can fit a good amount in your rucksack, and will provide you with enough energy to get through the day!


Stay Hydrated

Make sure that when you’re leaving for the next leg of your journey, you’re doing so with a full flask of water. Staying hydrated is crucial, and you don’t know when you’ll next get to a clean water source.


Set Goals!

Your route cards will help you create timescales for reaching certain points of your expedition as this will allow you to track your progress, ensure you are walking at the right pace and keeping on track. You don’t want to be late!

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Good Luck On Your Adventure!