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Camping Christmas Wish List

You know, as much as we all love camping, it’s a fact that just about nobody spends the Christmas in the wilds: you have to come in for all the celebrations, even if you spent the odd evening pitching your tent in your front room or bedroom (like me!) to extend the camping season that much longer! And winter doesn’t mean that we just forget about camping or that there aren’t any campers on o

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Storing and Making use of your Camping Gear in Winter

As camping season comes to an end, you're probably going to put your gear into storage until next year. Here are some tips for storing and making use of your camping gear in winter. This way when spring returns, you won't have any nasty surprises and also some ideas on how you can make use of some of your gear around the house. All camping gear should be cleaned before storing for the winter. I am

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18Aug2014
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Suggestions for Girls Before Taking Off on their First Camping Trip

Are you getting ready for your first camping trip? Perhaps you are very excited about it or have been coaxed into it. Don't worry if you are not an outdoors person. Several girls start out this way but then fall in love with camping trips. You might have dozens of questions running through your head about how things are going to be at the campsite and if you will like it or not. You might e

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How to Enjoy Campsite Cooking

Something magical happens when you are camping, apart from creating lasting memories with family and friends; your appetite grows and your enjoyment of food increases tenfold. It is partly because your senses are aroused by the sounds, smells and sights of the outdoors, but it is also down to the fact that you have escaped the kitchen and therefore, eating simple foods matches your resouces. Yo

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A Dip into Camping

There is a place in the Swiss Alps at 1400 meters of altitude with a lake surrounded by foresty hills and cliffs, Lac Taney. This lake is freezing cold, but after hiking up a very steep mountain for 40 minutes, the first thing we did after putting our camping equipment down was change into our bathing suits and jump into that lake. Our changing room was the backside of a rock that had a 270° view

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When Nature Calls

I don't know if you know what a 'SheWee' is, and I'm not quite sure if I have recovered enough to tell you! Try breaking the two syllables down and using a bit of imagination. Well, I can barely bring myself to say this... It was my second morning of trekking in the Indian Himalayas. About twenty four hours since I'd last seen a proper toilet, and I don't know what I had been thinking, but I’d

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Festival Camping

The festival season is now upon us and with my first ever festival experience fast approaching, I thought I would do some research as to what my friend Lisa and I should expect... The biggest and best festivals always involve camping; so far so good! But be aware, as I have learned, festival camping bears no resemblance to my much loved ordinary leisure camping and if like myself, this is your

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01May2014
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Top Tips for Family Tents

Your family tent will be your house and home for the duration of your camping trip. The tent you choose will probably be the most important piece of gear you buy. A good tent, taken care of properly, will last a lifetime and will let you sleep soundly at night without needing to worry about rain, wind, bugs or other creatures of the night. Select the best tent you can afford, set it up properly,

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