Posts written by Rosie

16Sep2020
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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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Halloween Camping – Hubble Bubble, Camping Trouble!

Whilst some campsites are open all year round many are closing for the season. I have found myself pining for the great outdoors as the air turns crisp and cool. The trees begin to shed their leaves in every imaginable shade of red, gold, and orange and provide a picture perfect background for a camp trip as the long dark nights begin to draw in. But if the idea of packing the car for a camp

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11Sep2020
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BBQs and Carbon Monoxide – The Invisible Killer

Eating outdoors and having a BBQ whilst on a camping trip, for me at least, is a must! Cooking outdoors seems to capture glorious flavours and aromas that can’t be found in any kitchen and the process of getting one started leaves time to prepare mouth watering recipes and concoctions outside your tent. Mine and the girl's favourites are sausage and burger lollies! Ahha... I hear you asking "wh

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10Sep2020
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Camping Poem: Pitch’ure Perfect

Camping Poem: Pitch'ure Perfect Mallet .. tent pegs .. guy ropes .. check! Kids ask in excitement, ''Are we there yet?'' Cars all packed and ready to go rain or sun? No one knows! We hit the road with smiling faces, itching to explore brand new places! Country lanes lined with trees signs selling strawberries and delicious cream teas. Time to pitch, unpack the car an hours drive, now h

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09Sep2020
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How to Take Care of Your Tent

Take care of your tent and your tent will take care of you! Your tent is the most important part of your camping kit. It is where you will sleep, socialise, eat, and enjoy that late night tipple inside or outside watching the sunset! Looking After Your Tent: Properly looked after, your tent will last season after season and make your camping trips much more comfortable. You will see, over the ye

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How to Enjoy Campsite Cooking

Something magical happens when you are camping, apart from creating lasting memories with family and friends; your appetite grows and your enjoyment of food increases tenfold. It is partly because your senses are aroused by the sounds, smells and sights of the outdoors, but it is also down to the fact that you have escaped the kitchen and therefore, eating simple foods matches your resouces. Yo

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A Dip into Camping

There is a place in the Swiss Alps at 1400 meters of altitude with a lake surrounded by foresty hills and cliffs, Lac Taney. This lake is freezing cold, but after hiking up a very steep mountain for 40 minutes, the first thing we did after putting our camping equipment down was change into our bathing suits and jump into that lake. Our changing room was the backside of a rock that had a 270° view

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When Nature Calls

I don't know if you know what a 'SheWee' is, and I'm not quite sure if I have recovered enough to tell you! Try breaking the two syllables down and using a bit of imagination. Well, I can barely bring myself to say this... It was my second morning of trekking in the Indian Himalayas. About twenty four hours since I'd last seen a proper toilet, and I don't know what I had been thinking, but I’d

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