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Your Guide to Family Caravanning UK

Our tips on the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of taking a family trip in a caravan There’s nothing quite like a family holiday. The tears, the inevitable forgotten essentials, the arguments over who sits where in the car, the damp days spent watching the rain, chips and feeding the seagulls at the beach, hours and hours lost spending boardgames and cardgames which you never before found remotely int

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How to Keep your Tent Dry

Does your tent leak? IT SHOULDN'T! I was just reading on some tent manufacturers Facebook pages of customer’s constant complaints about getting water inside their tents. This seems to be a common happening to car campers. Let’s see if we can keep everyone dry. Keeping Your Tent Dry: How a Tent is Made If you have ever sewn, and if you haven’t listen close, you know that you start with a p

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Trail Jogging

You know how it is: when it’s time to work out you get in your car and drive to the gym, or pop in that Biggest Loser DVD that helped you lose all that weight. But what do you do when your friends invite you out for a weekend of camping under the stars? Do you use the old excuse, what’s one day missed at the gym? Do you amp up the camping activities by strapping a fifty pound pack on your back

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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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21Sep2022
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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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Planning a Camping Trip in Western Australia

As with any major holiday, planning is a crucial step in ensuring that your camping trip will go off without hardship. When we made our own four month camp trip endeavor by campervan, covering over 15.000 km from Darwin to Sydney. We encountered several moments when our up-front planning helped us out. Planning a Budget Camping Trip in Australia: Don't be put-off; we didn't write a 40 page itine

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Pitch Imperfect: The Wrong Place to Pitch Your Tent

Camping! Much like purchasing real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I learned this the hard way. It was about five years ago now, although my therapist remembers it as if it was yesterday. I'm a single dad with five children to entertain each summer. They had been nagging away at me for a couple of years to go camping and, having run out of excuses, I

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How to Camp With a Baby

Many of us have warm memories of childhood camping holidays with our parents and siblings. As well as being relaxed, there was always a sense of liberty, adventure and of being one with nature. We never doubted that we would have anything other than a happy vacation, but now that we are grown up and have families of our own, many of us shrink at the idea of sleeping under the stars with our own li

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