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The real camping essentials

I recently picked up a leaflet at Go Outdoors with their 10 bits of essential camping kit. I’ve written before about our dilemma over deciding what was needed for camping and what we just want to have. We’ve been camping…

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A world of choice with Zalando

You probably haven’t heard of Zalando, but I’m willing to bet you soon will have. It’s an online shopping site which is just branching out in the UK. I believe it’s been big in Germany and other European countries, but…

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And yet more shopping for #camping gear

Anyone who thinks they have everything they need to go camping is wrong. That’s what I’ve discovered. Going camping is a never-ending hole into which you can pile money as fast as you earn it. Having written here about all…

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A place for everything when camping?

Husband will tell you that I’m not naturally tidy. In fact, he’ll probably tell you that I’m not in any way tidy, natural or otherwise. My mum would vouch for that too. I’m from the school of organised chaos, as…

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Sneaky Snacky Squirrel is sweet

“I think our children are ill,” declared Husband as he arrived in our bedroom this morning. I’d been trying to come round while he went downstairs to check on The Tinies, who had toddled off at 7am to watch some…

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A review: OverBoard’s iPad cases are definitely on board

I know that purists will wince when I talk about tech and camping in the same breath. But as much as I’d like to think I could manage a break without my iPhone or iPad, running my own business makes…

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How to buy a trailer

You will need: 1 husband (or similar) Many spare hours A towbar A bigger budget than you expect To stick to your guns Patience Method Set budget – pluck a figure out of the air, no research needed Hand over…

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Sleeping beauty? The quest for a full night’s sleep when camping

I am not fun when I’m tired. I have always loved my bed and continue to do so. There’s nothing nicer than snuggling under a warm duvet with a good book or the TV on. Many decades ago (at least,…

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No sh1t! A toilet alternative for camping

I thought she was joking. I was having an email conversation with a friend, fellow writer and more experienced camper, and she asked if I’d seen the Shit Box.(No, really, it is called that.) Of course, I already had a…

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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…

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