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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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22Apr2024
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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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Yoga for Camping

Whether you have an inflatable Therm-A-Rest, a Ridge Rest sleeping pad, or a bed of moss, chances are you are going to wake up from a night under the stars with some cricks and cranks in your neck and back. But before you sling your backpack over your shoulders for a long day of hiking, try a couple of these easy yoga poses to ease tension and support a healthier body while camping.  In doing

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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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Camper Species – Types of Camping

Camping - the exploration of the unknown, the rediscovering of nature…the burning of food. Yes, camping is an experience that truly rejuvenates the soul. As a Canadian who lives at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, camping is an integral part of my life. There are many provincial and national parks near my home, and each time I visit them, I notice that there are three distinct types of campers.

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Secure Your Tent: Let Water Take the Strain

Campsite selections chosen from the glossy pages of a magazine do not necessarily paint the full glamorous picture of the adventure you are about to embark on, or the nightmare. And something as "trivial" as the texture of the earth upon which we perch our "mobile" home can make or break the relationship between canvas and human as swiftly as it takes to say "It's too hard." Armed and Ready We a

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How to Clean a Fish When Camping

This is part two on How to Clean a Fish When Camping. This section mainly covers how to descale, gut and prepare your fish for cooking. If you missed part one on "What You Need to Clean Your Fish" you can read it here. De-Slime Your Fish It’s important to clean and prepare the fish for cooking shortly after being caught so as to maintain its freshness. First wash off the layer of slime on the

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What You Need to Clean a Fish When Camping

If you’ve caught a fish, and you’re not going to cook it immediately, then at least bleed it while waiting to catch more for dinner. You can do this by cutting the main artery leading to the gills so the “blood” drains out and doesn’t get into the meat. It’s safe to keep UN-cleaned fish on a stringer in a cool river for a short time, but avoid putting already-gutted fish back into the

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