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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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Oceanside Camping Trip

My family of 5 are avid campers. We go at least five times every summer to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina for a mountain getaway from school and work. This year I had my oldest daughter graduate high school on the same day that my baby girl turned 13 and I wanted to do something special for this auspicious occasion. I made the mistake of asking the family what they wanted to do to cele

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Wowo Wonderland!

They say 'never judge a book by it's cover' and I say 'you should never judge a campsite by it's entrance!'    Hands up! I am a self confessed glamper and on arrival at WOWO campsite (Waspbourne Manor Farm), I thought my quilts and feather pillows had been packed in vein. But after the initial approach and first impressions of the surroundings, the girls and I found ourselves in a hidd

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19Aug2013
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We’re Going Camping!

We're going camping! Its been so long! Our first trip of the season... The sun is shining, the weathers great Could there be a better reason? Anticipation fills the air, As we begin to fill the car Packing and re arranging, Glad the campsites not too far. The kids are comfy, seatbelts on It is time to hit the road, Sat nav programmed, checklists checked 3, 2, 1, lets go! At our desti

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Using a Rock for Fishing Bait

Most parents know that when you go camping at a lake there will be fishing involved. On one of our camping trips to Lake Don Pedro, my husband and I, along with our two sons decided to walk down to lake to do some fishing. It was a warm sunny day with a nice breeze blowing. We settled in our lawn chairs and prepared to catch that big bass. After about twenty mintues of fishing and not

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Don’t Get Bored in the Great Outdoors!

"But Mum, what are we going to do all day?" The first time I told my girls that we were going to stay in a field for a week and sleep in a tent, their initial reply in unison was: 'But Mum, what are we going to do all day? There are so many things to do while you are camping and with a little imagination and a lot of energy you can have a jam-packed nature-filled camp trip... we do! Here are so

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Fun Activities for Kids Camping: Now That’s Entertainment!

Camping with young children can be challenging at times, as we're all familiar with the age old whinge of "I'M BORED!" So, here are a few tips for keeping them entertained during your camp trip if you find yourself at a loose end. So get outside with the youngsters with these fun activities for kids camping: now that's entertainment! Fun Activities to do With Your Kids Camping: 'I Spy' can ac

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24Dec2012
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Christmas Camping Cheer Poem

The camping seasons at its end Time to pack my kit away, Carefully store it in a safe, dry place Till spring returns again! Long dark evenings drawing in Christmas will be here soon Before I pack my gear away… Is there anything I can use? I’ll fill my flask with coffee And keep it close to me As I stand for ages shivering Whilst the kids choose the Christmas tree Many members of

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