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Learning From Experience

I heaved my bag out of the back of the minibus and turned around. Here I was, after a slightly nauseating coach journey, in the middle of the Welsh mountains, for my first ever camping trip. The small field was surrounded by closely knit trees and shrouded by a light covering of mist. Along with the glistening dew on the grass, the meadow looked mysterious and magical. Two hours of hard labour la

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Using Your Watch as a Compass

When our Border Collie/Sheltie mix, Keegan and I head off the pavement for adventure, I always carry a handheld GPS along with a compass and a map, so here's a word of advice: learn how to operate your GPS before you go out in the wilderness and know how to use a compass and a map. If you do not know how to use those items, they will be useless to you. Using your watch as a compass is easy, here i

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16Nov2022
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By a Babbling Brook

We could not understand it! Arriving late in the day on this popular Lakeside Camping site we expected all the best, prime sites would already have been taken but there it was: a nice almost level site with commanding views across the lake, and right by a babbling brook. We parked on the plot and looked round mystified, all the other campers had pitched their tents just about everywhere else, unde

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How to Stay Warm in the Cold Outdoors

If you are a seasoned camper like myself, you will know that camping in winter is as easily done as in summer. But bare in mind that keeping warm and dry is one of the factors that can make or break a winter camp trip, especially during the night when tempratures can plummet. Your body cools down during sleep and the blood is drawn from the feet and hands to the core of the body, so be prepared

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How to Prepare for a Camping Safari

Is there any more romantic destination than the wilds of Africa? Spotting the big five is a bucket list destination for many, and there’s no better way to really experience this beautiful, expansive country, than by camping under the stars, listening to the lions roar in the distance. Prepare for a Camping Safari: Africa may be one of the world’s most coveted holiday spots, but it’s als

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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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