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5 Common Camping Injuries and Treatment Options

Camping can be an enriching and delightful experience spent alone or with family. Despite the benefits of spending a few days outdoors, eating off the land (if possible), and sleeping outside, you can easily injure yourself in minor and severe ways. When planning and packing for a camping trip you must prepare for the possible common injuries and treatment. Prior to packing for the trip, it’s a

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If Camping Can go Wrong, It Will go Wrong!

It is so rewarding when a camp trip goes according to plan. You have managed to fit everything into the car with ease, the kids are happy and behaving, the journey is relaxed with little or no traffic, the weather is glorious and once you arrive, pitching your tent goes like a dream. You wake up in the morning to the sound of birdsong, blue skies and sit back to enjoy a stress free break with fell

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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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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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What NOT to do When You Are Camping

There are a lot of ways to ruin a good camping trip. And it's even easier to ruin the great outdoors for others. To ensure a happy, safe and stress free camp trip, here's what NOT to do when you are camping! Never leave food out!  Foxes, birds, rabbits and creepy crawlies would just love to share the delicious food you bring to the campsite. It is best to keep all food in air tight storage

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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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04Jun2013
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Tips for Hiking the Ring of Kerry

Killarney is the starting point of the great hike around the Ring of Kerry, which takes you along the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula through beautiful scenery. Outside of Dublin, this route is probably the most visited attraction in Ireland and many people book hotels in Killarney with the purpose of being close to this trail. It takes you past magical seascapes, misty mountains, green valleys and

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How to Build a Wilderness Survival Kit

If you're headed out into the wilderness, then you need to know that you can survive if disaster strikes. For any wilderness trip, always remember to bring a good knife. For communications, rent satellite phones so that you can call rescuers. In addition, consider some of these items for your homemade survival kit. What You'll Need For Your Wilderness Survival Kit: Water Purification Water in t

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