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Snuggly, sleepy, SLPY review

I am a Northern lass through and through, but am not the hardiest of types. I’m what’s known in Yorkshire as nesh – that’s to say, I’m not good with the cold; soft, if you prefer. As a teenager going…

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Camping & outdoor apps I wish they’d make

Camping & outdoor apps I wish they’d make

“There’s an app for that!” or so we say these days, but is there really an app for everything? Here are a few handy camping apps I’ve come across and some suggestions for others I wish they’d make. I love…

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Betrayal

Betrayal

I have a confession. Lately my head has been turned. I’m not proud about it, but I have definitely strayed. There was nothing seriously wrong with the status quo, but, well, you know, after a while you are tempted to…

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The airbed revelation – guest post by Ali

SUNNY DAYS AND COLD NIGHTS IN WALES, SUVIVAL BLANKETS & THE AIRBED REVELATION We love All The Camping Gear (Ed’s note: Aw shucks), and after an insightful Easter weekend camping in Wales, we thought we would share our story of…

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Zipping it – why so noisy?

I expect a lot of people go camping because of the peace and tranquility. Quiet is good, at least in the late evenings and small hours when people are trying to sleep and you can hear a gnat fart. As…

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Christmas camping wish list #2 – good books

There’s nothing like a good book, is there? Growing up I was a total bookworm. Mum says I used to read several books at the same time, picking and choosing which one I fancied each evening as I read a…

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A camping Christmas list – wish #1

I’ve resisted wilfully for weeks now. I’ve blocked it from my mind and banned all mention of it. But the time has come. We need to talk about it. It’s important. Something which takes thought, care and planning. Pick any…

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Wet or dry, it’s a very useful bag

My packing is usually full of carrier bags. I know that sounds a bit odd, but they’re useful, you know? Dirty clothes. Shoes. Stuff you don’t want to leak. Wet umbrellas, wet swimming costumes, carrier bags serve a purpose. But…

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What’s the recipe for the perfect camping meal?

What exactly is the perfect camping meal? We default to BBQs (in the mainly vain hope we’ll not get soaked while cooking) and normally have a one-pot of some description already prepared for the first night, but I’m wondering what…

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It’s not the bloody tent that needs protecting…

As regular readers of ‘The Wife’s’ blog will know we’re not normally (make that never) blessed with dry weather during our camping trips. Rain had been the order of the day when we visited  Wales earlier in the year. Just…

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