All the camping gear

Grown up all-over waterproofs? Not my bag

I was at Go Outdoors briefly yesterday and noticed they have waterproof sets for grown ups. I’m not opposed to the idea – I have a good pair of lined and water-resistant walking trousers and several waterproof coats. But these…

Share

Snugly in my North Face coat – a review

I’ve wanted one for more years than I care to remember. Ever since I was the enabler helping a friend shop for a warm coat to commute to work in, I’ve lusted after my own knee-length, down-filled piece of snuggliness.…

Share

Chop chop! Slimline solutions for camping equipment

Our biggest challenge when camping was the packing. Getting everything to fit in the car was definitely an interesting experience and took Husband several attempts, so anything that saves space is most welcome. As a firm fan of Pampered Chef…

Share

A new addition

Meet our latest addition – a pretty swan neck tow bar beautifully fitted by Indespension (Leeds). It took them all day as they had to document every step for the company handbook – apparently it’s the first Kia Ceed the…

Share

Sizing it up – what’s the formula for a perfect trailer?

So, how exactly do we calculate the volume of our camping gear? Is it tent x cooker + airbeds + table & chairs = volume?
Or maybe tent / approx percentage of full space when pitched?
Or do we draw out the shape of the gear on the garage floor? (We once did this when planning a new kitchen in an extension. I bought chalk and Husband got boxes from the supermarket and we built a scale replica. Yes, we are a bit mental.)

Share
Winter maintenance

Winter maintenance

You probably know by now we’re new to this camping malarky. We didn’t pick the best year to start – being the second wettest on record and all that – but hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. So this is…

Share

Solar-powered tent. Cheating or genius?

A friend brought this to my attention the other day. Now at first glance I thought it was a pretty cool concept. It’s a solar powered tent, although I note it’s not yet in production. Anyway, my first thought was…

Share