Keeping Warm

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Romance in Camp

It would be fair to say that my love affair with camping is still going strong since my first trip when I fell tent, pole and zipper! Spending a few nights in the great outdoors, cuddling up next to a campfire with the one you love is a surefire way to put a spark into any relationship. With Valentines day just around the corner, why not add some romance in camp? Maybe you are wondering how on

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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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A Guide to Outdoor Clothing for Camping

As with any other outdoor activity, you need to dress appropriately when you go camping. Temperatures outdoors can pose a safety hazard, and when you're hiking in the wilderness, your only options are what you carry with you. Proper preparation will help you to dress for camping appropriately. Outdoor Clothing for Camping The clothing you need for camping trips will vary depending on many things

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Tips on Being Prepared for Extreme Camping

If you are thinking about heading out into the great wilderness please make sure you are prepared and well equipped for many of the problems that can arise. Below are my tips on being prepared for extreme camping, how to make sure you are fully and safely equipped before you head off the beaten track on an extreme camping trip. Being Prepared for the Wilderness: Keep Warm and Dry If you don’t

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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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Winter Camping Clothing Checklist

When winter camping, dress in layers so you can easily adjust your clothes to regulate body moisture and temperature. Three types of layers are considered normal: a liner layer against your skin (undergarments), an insulation layer (fleece or wool), and a water/wind proof outer layer (outerwear). Winter Clothing to take when Camping: For winter camping, don’t pack cotton clothing. Cotton lo

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Camping Christmas Wish List

You know, as much as we all love camping, it’s a fact that just about nobody spends the Christmas in the wilds: you have to come in for all the celebrations, even if you spent the odd evening pitching your tent in your front room or bedroom (like me!) to extend the camping season that much longer! And winter doesn’t mean that we just forget about camping or that there aren’t any campers on o

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Never Underestimate your Sleeping Bag

The first time I went camping I bought all of my gear at the last minute and in a rush. I picked up a sleeping bag from a respected camping shop naively thinking: ‘All sleeping bags are the same, if I go to a good shop, I’ll get a good bag’ and was pleased that I got one that was apparently on sale. I learned two very important lessons that day: 1) If something is on sale, for a reall

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