Pre-Pack your kit!
This is a pretty obvious one! Nobody wants to be digging out their kit in the early hours, and if if you have a family like me, you want to be able to sneak out of the house like a ninja. Save time, and make less noise. Get the car loaded the night before!
Chuck some gear on before you head out
I always at least leave the house in my thermals, it saves time at the other end and there is nothing worse than stripping down in the dark (and usually rain if you're kayaking).
Bring a head torch!
If you want to make it to work in time you probably want to be hitting the river or trail just as it starts to get light, which for me usually means a hike in the dark, sometimes on some pretty sketchy paths! So a head torch is usually pretty essential, a waterproof one is probably best for you outdoor adventurers!
Work out what time you need to hit the road!
Set a latest leaving time and stick to it! It's easy to get carried away when you're doing what you love so keep track of time and don't be late.
And here is our top tip to add to these: If you are going to be late then take cake!
See more top tips from our blog series.
Get set for your next adventure.