2021 February

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The Camping Box

Over the last few years I have discovered the importance of a receptacle that I shall henceforth call 'The Camping Box'. This is not a box that one camps in; this is a box that one should never camp without! The Camping Box: I'm a veteran of many camping trips both in the United Kingdom and in Europe (the longest one being 4.5 months under canvas in a Bivouac tent in Italy - another story, belie

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27Feb2021
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How to Get out of Quicksand

Although not common, there are people who find themselves deep in quicksand while they explore beaches, swamps, rivers, or marshy areas. Quicksand is not usually what you might see in a movie, where the suspect steps in quicksand and within minutes they're up to their eyeballs in it. How to Get out of Quicksand What is Quicksand? Quicksand can be found anywhere that the right conditions are pre

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Camping…Under the Table!

Do you remember when as a young child you crawled under the dining room table and found a magic space underneath, smudgy dark, warm, and safe?  Then your mother would throw a blanket over the table top  draping the hard wooden edges to a softened landscape which hid you beneath it; and as your new world dimmed the excitement would intensify. Camping...Under the Table! Enter: The Fantasy Realm

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26Feb2021
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Murphy’s Laws of Camping: Funny Camping Lessons

Here are some more of the Murphy's Laws of Camping I've found. I’m sure you can relate to some of these common situations. You gotta love camping! Read some of these camping lessons and laugh off the bitter sweet misery that camping always seems to entail. Murphy's Laws of Camping: The need to urinate at night increases in direct relation to the hour past midnight, layers of clothing worn

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Camping Tips for a Safe and Fun Trip

I love going camping! After some trial and error, I have learned a few tips that have helped our family really enjoy our camping trips. Below I will share with you some of my most important and most helpful camping tips for a safe and fun trip. Camping Tips to Remember: Camping Checklist First of all, make a camping checklist of every item you need to take on your camping trip. Nothing is worse

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Camping With Your Two Gay Dads

My very first camping trip was with my two gay dads, Alan and Sean. I was 12 years old. It was the first time mom had allowed me to spend time away with them and I was determined to make it go as smoothly as possible and therefore envisage future trips. A Seemingly Great Idea Alan (my biological dad) was hell-bent on making my trip to the great outdoors the ultimate camping experience (I’m sur

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Camping In the Back Garden – Well, Almost…

Camping in the back garden with your mates may not sound very scary but wait until you try it... "Turn the light on! Turn the light on now!" It was Emma's first time camping and so far, it wasn't going too well. Unfortunately the garden light turned on when there was a movement and every 2 minutes it would switch off. After 5 seconds of hysterical screaming she would jump out of the tent and st

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23Feb2021
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Happy Camping

A very wise George Washing Carver once said , 'I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.' It's the time of the year when the air becomes crisp, the sky displays a deep, powder blue colour and the rays of sunlight that settle on our faces warms the skin more than it does at any other time of the year. Th

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