Portable Toilets at Campsites

One of the most important questions we’re often likely to ask if we’re going to be staying on campsites where we’ve not been before is, “What are the toilet facilities like?” On certain campsites, the toilet facilities will range from state of the art sanitation systems often attached to shower …

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Camping With Babies

Even the most enthusiastic camper might be put off with the thought of taking their baby on a camping trip. However if you’re the type of person who’s got a bit more mettle, there is really no valid reason why you shouldn’t take a baby on a camping trip. They …

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Creating Fire Using Friction

Before lighters and matches were invented, our ancestors had to create fire using other methods. These traditions live on amongst many of the world’s tribal people today and, here in the UK, you can be taught these skills at many of the bushcraft courses set up all over the country. …

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Travelling Light When Camping

The majority of hikers would usually carry a pack that’s around 30 pounds in weight or perhaps even more. However, a special ‘breed’ of hikers carries far less – often less than 12 pounds. They have become known as lightweight backpackers and even ultralight backpackers and, whilst you may not …

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Using Nature for Navigation

Expert trackers have always been aware of the importance of being able to tell the time and direction by the sun and the moon. This goes back to early Stone Age times when watches and clocks weren’t available and in maritime history, sailors have used the position of the moon …

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Camping and the Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is a series of suggestions that have been developed for people visiting the country. It’s a way to behave that respects the area and the creatures that live in it – both human and animal. Much of the Countryside Code is simple common sense. It’s worth remembering …

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Camping With Kids

Camping with kids can be both a joy and a nightmare. It’s a pleasure to have the family all together on holiday, able to do things as a family. The bad part can be finding things to entertain the children when you simply want to relax. Taking the kids camping …

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Camping Mistakes to Avoid

Camping is a joy, as all aficionados know. It’s one of the simplest and cheapest ways to enjoy a holiday, and one that brings you about as close to nature as it’s possible to be. But there are things to remember; camping involves equipment, supplies and preparation, and within those …

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Biodegradable Products When Camping

There are a few things that one must remember when going on a camping holiday and the most important one is that you are using areas of the countryside, areas of outstanding nature beauty, as a temporary base for your holiday however long or short a period of time that …

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What to Take on a Weekend Camping Trip

Summer is the perfect time of year to slip out for several weekend camping trips. Although you can do much more and completely relax if you go into the country for longer breaks, a weekend still gives you a chance to breathe some fresh air and recharge your batteries. Also, …

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