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    31 Terrible Problems Only People Who Did DofE Will Understand

    The Duke of Edinburgh has a LOT to answer for.

    1. Before you'd even leave the house, the struggle was real.

    The tent takes up about 90% of my bag space, I have no idea how I'm going to fit everything else in #DofEproblems

    Olivia@oliviabrett

    The tent takes up about 90% of my bag space, I have no idea how I'm going to fit everything else in #DofEproblems

    2:45 PM - 05 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. If/when you actually managed to pack your bag, you then spent the night going through worst-case scenarios in your mind.

    I'm gonna either get eaten by a sheep or get stuck up a hill and not get back for prom #dofeproblems

    Charl??@Nellyissmelly

    I'm gonna either get eaten by a sheep or get stuck up a hill and not get back for prom #dofeproblems

    7:04 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Setting your alarm felt physically painful.

    4. "So, it's like Google Maps, but on PAPER?!"

    Finished playing Jigsaw with the maps :D #DofEFun #DofEproblems

    Katie@Kaytiibob

    Finished playing Jigsaw with the maps :D #DofEFun #DofEproblems

    9:35 PM - 08 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5. Encountering unexpected roadblocks was the norm.

    Came across 4000 sheep this morning... #dofeproblems

    HMSG DofE@HMSGDofE

    Came across 4000 sheep this morning... #dofeproblems

    1:50 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. Within minutes of setting off you'd start to question your fitness.

    I don't know about you, but I'm feeling twenty two.............pounds overweight #dofeproblems

    Mimi@mimiwoodss

    I don't know about you, but I'm feeling twenty two.............pounds overweight #dofeproblems

    9:40 PM - 24 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Then it would rain and all maps and notes you had got soaked and you were pretty much screwed.

    Some may be hindered by their non-waterproof route card... #DofE #Bronze #dofeproblems #fail

    HMSG DofE@HMSGDofE

    Some may be hindered by their non-waterproof route card... #DofE #Bronze #dofeproblems #fail

    2:38 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. Then, of course, came the camping.

    9. Which was only made more fun when it rained.

    Looking forward to getting a night sleep which doesn't involve being kept awake all night by rain hammering on the tent #dofeproblems

    Hayley@HayleySlevin

    Looking forward to getting a night sleep which doesn't involve being kept awake all night by rain hammering on the tent #dofeproblems

    9:13 PM - 07 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. The only thing worse than sleeping IN the tent? Carrying it.

    you know your group hates you when they make you carry the tent #dofeproblems

    hope@h0pej0hns0n

    you know your group hates you when they make you carry the tent #dofeproblems

    6:53 PM - 12 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Then came the never-ending struggle of cooking.

    still got to scrub this bloody trangia. #dofeproblems

    Hannah@HanLPearson

    still got to scrub this bloody trangia. #dofeproblems

    10:38 PM - 05 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12. And the inevitable injuries that came with it.

    Literally just singed my leggings with the cooking stove there's a crispy outline surrounding the hole #dofeproblems

    Liliya Singing Tulip@whatsaliliya

    Literally just singed my leggings with the cooking stove there's a crispy outline surrounding the hole #dofeproblems

    8:03 PM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. You'd get so tired you'd even lose your ability to use the word "literally" correctly.

    14. And develop rather unconventional injuries.

    I can safely say that my shoulders and hips have now merged... #DofEProblems

    Henry@Delphboy

    I can safely say that my shoulders and hips have now merged... #DofEProblems

    4:09 PM - 28 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15. But you'd try really hard not to moan about it.

    Great, so my knee has been strapped up, I ache all over, my shoulders are bruised and I have a sunburnt face #DofEProblems

    Pippa?@PippaWhalley

    Great, so my knee has been strapped up, I ache all over, my shoulders are bruised and I have a sunburnt face?? #DofEProblems

    2:14 PM - 28 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. The only thing that could make it more pleasant was when your entire group would refuse to do any of the work.

    The one person in the group that does all the work #DofEproblems

    DofE Problems@DofEproblems

    The one person in the group that does all the work #DofEproblems

    5:54 PM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. Invariably this would happen.

    A 40 mile route turned into like a 60 mile route cos we got lost #DofEProblems

    Abdurrazag Etorki@razak_etorki

    A 40 mile route turned into like a 60 mile route cos we got lost #DofEProblems

    7:50 PM - 13 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18. But then there were always problems that you didn't see coming.

    at least the swelling on ma bum has gone down from when we fell in a patch of stingers @dan_pateman #DofEproblems #gaayyyyyyyy

    lils@lilyysophiaa

    at least the swelling on ma bum has gone down from when we fell in a patch of stingers🙈👍 @dan_pateman #DofEproblems #gaayyyyyyyy

    7:56 PM - 09 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19. Keeping morale up was an issue.

    realising we still had another 20 miles uphill to go #dofeproblems

    holly@hollyio

    realising we still had another 20 miles uphill to go #dofeproblems

    6:22 PM - 03 Feb 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20. Even this guy couldn't cheer you up.

    Getty Images Kevin Winter / Via Twitter: @sparkLEIGHtouch

    21. By the end of the trip you'd be looking less than your best.

    Having windburn makes you look like you have been punched in the face twice #DofEproblems

    briony phillips@brionyaphillips

    Having windburn makes you look like you have been punched in the face twice?? #DofEproblems

    5:55 PM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22. And you were often left with some tough decisions.

    'To pop or not to pop, that is the question.' #blister #dofeproblems

    Mus@MusShrivastava

    'To pop or not to pop, that is the question.' #blister #dofeproblems

    7:53 PM - 30 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. Once you got home you almost couldn't get your head around the real world.

    What is this mystical device #DofEproblems

    Joe@JoeBlakeman1

    What is this mystical device #DofEproblems

    10:02 PM - 27 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    24. And you learnt to appreciate the little things.

    Never really appreciated toilets enough - upgrading from a bush #DofEProblems @nina_hammond @aman_mahi7 @Bekaamber_lindo

    •••@Alix_ORoarke

    Never really appreciated toilets enough - upgrading from a bush #DofEProblems @nina_hammond @aman_mahi7 @Bekaamber_lindo

    4:36 PM - 12 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    25. Nothing felt better than this.

    being cosy for the last time for 3 days #dofeproblems

    ell x@elliebirdx

    being cosy for the last time for 3 days #dofeproblems

    7:49 PM - 18 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26. And occasionally you'd have terrifying flashbacks.

    keep thinking I can see midges flying everywhere in my house and feel them landing on me ... traumatic. #DofEproblems

    Lucy Browne@lucybrowne8

    keep thinking I can see midges flying everywhere in my house and feel them landing on me ... traumatic. #DofEproblems

    12:02 AM - 03 Aug 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    27. Seriously. DofE post-traumatic stress disorder is real.

    everytime i spot a "public bridleway" "public footpath" a small part of me dies #scarredforlife #dofeproblems

    bobbie@bobsdennis

    everytime i spot a "public bridleway" "public footpath" a small part of me dies #scarredforlife #dofeproblems

    8:59 PM - 25 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    28. #Pray4Them

    in fact i never wanna eat a cereal bar again. #ugh #toodry #DofEproblems

    Hannah George@han_georgee

    in fact i never wanna eat a cereal bar again. #ugh #toodry #DofEproblems

    12:08 AM - 16 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    29. OK, so it might not have ALL gone to plan.

    17 hours of walking up and down mountains this weekend and my arse isn't even any firmer #dofeproblems

    hhhhh@hollymoon_

    17 hours of walking up and down mountains this weekend and my arse isn't even any firmer #dofeproblems

    8:37 PM - 14 Oct 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    30. But when this FINALLY happens, it all becomes (just about) worth it.

    FINALLY. Only been two years #DofEproblems

    Amy@Amy_McLaughlin_

    FINALLY. Only been two years #DofEproblems

    9:01 PM - 14 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    31. And remember...

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