Tents

01May2014
Top Tips for Family Tents Thumbnail

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,

Continue Reading
Tips for Lightweight Camping Thumbnail

Tips for Lightweight Camping

I recently completed a four day solo camping trip in Finnish Lapland, just north of the Arctic Circle. My complete outfit weighed twenty-nine pounds. I know there are ultralight campers who carry even less, but in my experience, most people take far too much and there really is no need. Here's some tips which come from experience. How to go Lightweight Camping: Get a modern tent When I started

Continue Reading
Camping Champion! Thumbnail

Camping Champion!

Kate and I made our merry way to the Petta Fiesta gig in Pettaugh with confidence and excitement. On arrival we found the designated camping area, removed the borrowed and previously unwrapped tent from the carry bag. Once successfully pitched we crawled inside its purple, flower embellished sheets and considered our open mic performance booked for the next day. Here are 10 tips on how to become a

Continue Reading
03Aug2012
Camping Poem: Pitch’ure Perfect Thumbnail

Camping Poem: Pitch’ure Perfect

Camping Poem: Pitch'ure Perfect Mallet .. tent pegs .. guy ropes .. check! Kids ask in excitement, ''Are we there yet?'' Cars all packed and ready to go rain or sun? No one knows! We hit the road with smiling faces, itching to explore brand new places! Country lanes lined with trees signs selling strawberries and delicious cream teas. Time to pitch, unpack the car an hours drive, now h

Continue Reading
02Aug2012
How to Take Care of Your Tent Thumbnail

How to Take Care of Your Tent

Take care of your tent and your tent will take care of you! Your tent is the most important part of your camping kit. It is where you will sleep, socialise, eat, and enjoy that late night tipple inside or outside watching the sunset! Looking After Your Tent: Properly looked after, your tent will last season after season and make your camping trips much more comfortable. You will see, over the ye

Continue Reading
How to Keep your Tent Dry Thumbnail

How to Keep your Tent Dry

Does your tent leak? IT SHOULDN'T! I was just reading on some tent manufacturers Facebook pages of customer’s constant complaints about getting water inside their tents. This seems to be a common happening to car campers. Let’s see if we can keep everyone dry. Keeping Your Tent Dry: How a Tent is Made If you have ever sewn, and if you haven’t listen close, you know that you start with a p

Continue Reading
Camper Species – Types of Camping Thumbnail

Camper Species – Types of Camping

Camping - the exploration of the unknown, the rediscovering of nature…the burning of food. Yes, camping is an experience that truly rejuvenates the soul. As a Canadian who lives at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, camping is an integral part of my life. There are many provincial and national parks near my home, and each time I visit them, I notice that there are three distinct types of campers.

Continue Reading
Secure Your Tent: Let Water Take the Strain Thumbnail

Secure Your Tent: Let Water Take the Strain

Campsite selections chosen from the glossy pages of a magazine do not necessarily paint the full glamorous picture of the adventure you are about to embark on, or the nightmare. And something as "trivial" as the texture of the earth upon which we perch our "mobile" home can make or break the relationship between canvas and human as swiftly as it takes to say "It's too hard." Armed and Ready We a

Continue Reading