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Meal Ideas for Camping

[ 0 ] 16 November 2012

Meal Ideas for Camping: A Guide So, you are all set for your big camping trip but you are not sure what to take to eat or what meals will be easy to cook. Don’t worry; simply check out our meal ideas for camping guide for some inspiration. A lot of the meals we suggest […]

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Camping Cookware Guide

[ 0 ] 1 November 2012

The type of camping cookware you need all depends on the type of camping you wish to undertake, this handy camping cookware guide helps to explain the differences in the types of cookware available, why some of it costs more than a car, and why some of it is a little bit cheaper! All campers […]

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Setting Down Camp – Beginner’s Camp Guide Part 4

[ 0 ] 31 October 2012

Setting Down Camp – Beginner’s Guide Part 4 You’ve had a great holiday camping with the family / friends, but work is beckoning you home and it’s time to set down camp and head for the luxurious comforts of home. Setting down camp is often a bit of a headache; one thing you can count […]

Clothing

The joy of walking festivals – and what to wear: Part 2

The joy of walking festivals – and what to wear: Part 2

[ 0 ] 19 September 2012

It’s been a week since part 1 here of the walking festival series, but not for a lack of inspiration. We’re slammed and it’s a good problem to have, but I promised you awesome ideas, so let’s get back to it! Here we bring you more walking festivals to enjoy in Scotland.       Scottish Borders […]

Top Tips for Walking Families

Top Tips for Walking Families

[ 0 ] 22 August 2012

Jessica and Joe wouldn’t take off their Bridgedale walking socks for days because they “they are so cosy and comfy”. Lucy was no better. She wore her pair for three whole days (and the nights in-between). The girls, both aged seven, were also very reluctant to remove their shiny new lilac-coloured walking shoes, while Lucy […]

Equipment

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Camping Cookware Guide

[ 0 ] 1 November 2012

The type of camping cookware you need all depends on the type of camping you wish to undertake, this handy camping cookware guide helps to explain the differences in the types of cookware available, why some of it costs more than a car, and why some of it is a little bit cheaper! All campers […]

How to look after a down sleeping bag

How to look after a down sleeping bag

[ 0 ] 1 October 2012

Down offers a fabulous insulating material for sleeping bags. And if you’re planning to get away for a camping trip during the next two seasons, down is possibly the only choice for a sleeping bag. (You could double up on two man-made fibre sleeping bags but once you have slept in a two or three-seasons […]

Why all outdoorsy people should own a baselayer or two

Why all outdoorsy people should own a baselayer or two

[ 0 ] 7 September 2012

It’s the middle of summer so, you’re thinking, why are they talking about baselayers? Surely a baselayer is the kind of outdoors clothing item that you wear in the winter only? But baselayers, especially the short-sleeved kind, are brilliant in summer.         Tell us more about baselayers They come in all kinds […]

Tents

What’s in a design: The modern tent

What’s in a design: The modern tent

[ 0 ] 27 August 2012

Ask someone to draw a picture of a tent and the chances are they will come up a ridge style. Look at a ridge tent from the front end and it has an A-shape frame. And for so many decades this was pretty much the only tent that was being made. Scout tents, you old […]

Tent Buying Guide

Tent Buying Guide

[ 0 ] 2 August 2012

How to chose the right size tent for you  From oh-so-tiny featherweight one-man tents to tents so large they could double as a detached house, the breadth of tent sizes is aew-inspiring. And while it might seem pretty obvious that a four-man tent will suit four people, while a two-man tent will suit two people, […]

Vango Adventure tents – the ever popular Vango Sigma tent continues on for 2010

Vango Adventure tents – the ever popular Vango Sigma tent continues on for 2010

[ 0 ] 27 January 2010

The camping equipment industry in the Uk has grown in 2009 by approximately 30%. Campsites in the Uk have benefited from full capacity bookings and have been able to offer customers a better deal, with improved hygiene standards and on site entertainment. Pop festivals are also proving more and more popular. The industry believes that […]

Footwear

Breathability: tiny holes in the membrane allow air to escape the boot.

Choosing and Fitting Hiking Boots

[ 0 ] 20 November 2012

Welcome to our blog on choosing and fitting hiking boots, here, we shall attempt to show the difference between each type of hiking boot and distinguish which pair is the best for you. Also, we will show you how to fit your boots so that you avoid those pesky blisters that ruin your walking experience. […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Hiking – Tips for First Time Hikers

Beginner’s Guide to Hiking – Tips for First Time Hikers

[ 0 ] 19 November 2012

Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Welcome to the beginner’s guide to hiking blog, we think hiking is a great pastime! It’s healthy, cheap and a great way to meet new people or spend more time with family and friends. There are many different levels of hiking from starter hiking to more challenging hikes. If you are […]

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Setting Up Camp – Camping Beginner’s Guide Part 3

[ 0 ] 30 October 2012

How To Set Up Camp – Beginner’s Guide to Camping The big day has finally arrived and you’re ready to take the plunge and get off camping. You followed step 1 and step 2 of our beginner’s camping guide down to a tee, so step 3 should be easy, right? Of course it will be, just follow […]

Finding the Perfect Campsite – Camping Beginner’s Guide Part 2

Finding the Perfect Campsite – Camping Beginner’s Guide Part 2

[ 0 ] 29 October 2012

Finding the perfect campsite The second step of our Camping Beginner’s Guide is focussed upon researching and finding the perfect campsite. Before going camping, you should research the area you intend to visit to make sure there are suitable campsites in the area. Also there should be plenty of activities to do during the day […]

Camping Checklist – Beginner’s Guide Part 1

Camping Checklist – Beginner’s Guide Part 1

[ 0 ] 18 October 2012

This guide aims to give the first time camper ‘a beginners guide’ to ensure your first time camping is a great success.The first step in our guide is the Camping Checklist to ensure you have all the necessary components for a successful camping trip. One bad camping experience can be enough to put anyone off for […]

The joys of walking in winter

The joys of walking in winter

[ 0 ] 12 October 2012

 Walking amid a snowy landscape is the stuff of fabulous adventures – and great memories. But without the relevant experience and navigational ability, winter walking can obviously be very dangerous. This doesn’t mean that you should give up on your ideas of a winter wonderland walking trip, but it is important that you go with […]

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Time to join a hills navigation course

[ 0 ] 5 October 2012

Summer days can bring tricky weather conditions when you’re out walking in the countryside, but in autumn and winter the chances of hiking through clouds, mist and heavy rain become far greater. If you plan to hit higher-level routes then you will likely encounter snow, too. Which all means that navigation is crucial. While GPS […]

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