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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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Using a Rock for Fishing Bait

Most parents know that when you go camping at a lake there will be fishing involved. On one of our camping trips to Lake Don Pedro, my husband and I, along with our two sons decided to walk down to lake to do some fishing. It was a warm sunny day with a nice breeze blowing. We settled in our lawn chairs and prepared to catch that big bass. After about twenty mintues of fishing and not

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How to Climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, standing at 5,895 metres, 19,341 feet above sea level. It is comprised of three distinct peaks (Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi) of which Uhuru Peak is the highest point on the crater rim of Kibo. Kilimanjaro is a huge stratovolcano. Kibo is dormant while the other two cones are extinct. Climbing any high altitude mountain is a serious undertaking and care shou

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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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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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How to: Stay Beautiful in the Great Outdoors

Whether you are hiking in the mountains, attending a music festival or spending a week in a field, camping is an inexpensive and enjoyable way to bond with your friends and family. However, when you can’t shower for three days and your skin is covered with a thin film of dirt, feeling gorgeous and looking hot takes a little creativity. You don’t have to sacrifice looking good for time

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Camping with Friends- the Perfect End to Summer!

Our exams done, myself and 20 of my best friends, all eighteen years old spent 5 days camping in Suffolk, a pretty county in South England. Our choice of venue was the Orchard Campsite, near to Rendlesham Forest- a massive woodland famous for a supposed spaceship encounter in the 1980s. Sea and Stars Whilst my friends and I never saw anything spooky (except a rather ominous mist coming in from t

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Have a Blast on a Euro Road Trip and Save Money

In my humble opinion, a campervan is the only way to travel. There’s nothing like heading out on the open road and not being tied to one place, with all the promise and possibility of an adventure that you’ll never forget. But what do I love most about this type of holiday? It can be really cheap if you know how to organise it. Below I will share my advice on how to have a blast on a Euro road

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