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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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Campsite Catering: Keeping Healthy With Campfire Cooking

Who says campsite food has to be unhealthy? While most of us associate campfire food with roasted marshmallows and tasty sausages, it’s possible to stick to strict diets and healthy eating habits even when you’re in the wilderness. Figuring out what to pack for a camping trip is always a challenge, particularly if you’re planning to cook your own meals. It’s easy to rely on instant nood

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Camping in Canada

Canada is a campers paradise in both winter and summer and its wild, beautiful terrains will should appeal to all adventurous campers and backpackers. With an extensive range of campsites and budget hostels from coast to coast, camping in Canada is both affordable and safe, certainly in comparison to its Southern counterpart, the United States. And with a population spread so sparsely across the

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Learning From Experience

I heaved my bag out of the back of the minibus and turned around. Here I was, after a slightly nauseating coach journey, in the middle of the Welsh mountains, for my first ever camping trip. The small field was surrounded by closely knit trees and shrouded by a light covering of mist. Along with the glistening dew on the grass, the meadow looked mysterious and magical. Two hours of hard labour la

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3 Things to Make Your Camping Trip Go Smoother

A vacation would not be a vacation without some small glitch here or there. If you favourite mode of vacationing happens to be camping then there are endless additional opportunities for little things to go not quite as well as planned. While things like unpredictable weather or the “worst mosquito hatch in 50 years” cannot be avoided, these small tips may help smooth some potential bumps that

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Never Underestimate your Sleeping Bag

The first time I went camping I bought all of my gear at the last minute and in a rush. I picked up a sleeping bag from a respected camping shop naively thinking: ‘All sleeping bags are the same, if I go to a good shop, I’ll get a good bag’ and was pleased that I got one that was apparently on sale. I learned two very important lessons that day: 1) If something is on sale, for a reall

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Enjoy Your Camping Trip

There’s something refreshing about cool crisp air and the sounds of nature while camping. The swooshing leaves and the chirping birds make it almost irresistible and impossible not to enjoy your camping trip. When planning to camp the first most important thing is picking a site that best suits your needs. Sometimes, the best place to camp may not always be a designated campsite. In a possible s

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