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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

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Triple ‘C’ It’s a Camping Life for Me!

Camping should always be a fun and enjoyable experience and if this isn't case, then something has clearly gone wrong somewhere. Now I think that it is fair to say that not everyone warms to the idea of nature in all it's glorious dirt and meyhem, but it really is possible to put all that aside and take a hold of the bigger picture. From past experiences, I have come up with three phrases which

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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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Giant Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll

This breakfast treat is sure to be a hit with the kids! Our giant Dutch oven cinnamon roll became a favorite camping breakfast each year at our Oregon coast campouts. Ours is done in a 6 quart/10” Dutch oven and would be a generous breakfast for 6. We use 2 lbs. of frozen bread dough (like Rhode’s), defrosted; so this would be a great breakfast after the first night camping! Generously coat

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Out in the Wild: Do’s & Dont’s

There is no better way in the world, than camping, to get in touch with mother nature. The canopy of entwined branches and thick, green leaves, the carpet of the soft grass beneath you and the sight of the clear, blue sky is truly enthralling. Of course, there is the buzzing of the bees and howling of the fox at night; not to mention the great growl of the bear, but all of this, coupled with the

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Hot Tips on How to Keep Cool

The current heatwave has taken hold here in the UK!As temperatures soar we are all looking for ways to keep cool. But as a country that seess mostly grey skies, as soon as the sun shows it’s face, we cannot wait to pitch a tent and sleep out under the stars. The cool comfort of May and June are replaced by the hot and sticky days of July and August. Hot weather is ideal for water sports and a w

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3 Things You Must Take on a UK Fishing Trip

During the recent global recession, the rate of British citizens travelling abroad plummeted by 15%. UK residents instead decided to spend their time holidaying within the confines of Great Britain, and this trend has continued during the subsequent economic recovery. It appears as though British citizens have rediscovered their love of the island nation during this time, with seaside escapes, cou

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When Cows Attack!

Convinced Martians had landed, as something tried to eat my tent at five in the morning, I realised that five very large cows were attacking... "In true Brit fashion I charged. Yelling threats like "Shoo!" and "Go away,'' They ignored me. It was obvious I didn't speak cow language. The tent was looking decidedly weak as a brown and white cow trod on the bottom of the door. I courageously push

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