Discarded Tents

Glastonbury discarded tents

Last year, in the pouring rain and gale force winds, I spent several hours at a festival packing discarded tents. All the camping gear (tents, chairs, sleeping bags, roll mats, and water carriers) was destined for local scout groups. It had all been abandoned. Left just as the festival punters had used it, tents up, beds made, chairs in little circles.  We packed it all up and loaded up our trailers. Read more…

Have I got everything? Speed packing for camping trips

family camping tripHow to pack for a family camping trip in 5 minutes!

My husband and daughter set off yesterday for a camping trip with friends for the weekend. Due to feeling under the weather, my baby son and I are staying at home. To help out, I offered to pack the car with the camping gear while the children were napping so that they could get away as soon as my husband got home from work.

Due to excellent organisation of our camping gear this took less than 5 minutes. 1 adult sleeping bag, 1 single mattress, one child’s sleeping bag, 1 ready bed, our middle sized tent (we have 4) and THE BOX.

Read more…

Family Camping Know-How!

Campfile cooking
Campfire cooking

There are thousands of useful and not so useful lists and blogs all over the Internet about family camping, there are books and magazines.

There are even videos around telling you what to do and what not to do. It’s up to you if you want to read them or not, but good advice and some camping know-how can sometimes save your sanity and your holiday!

Read more…

Key Festival Buys

Discarded Tents

Glastonbury discarded tents

Last year, in the pouring rain and gale force winds, I spent several hours at a festival packing discarded tents. All the camping gear (tents, chairs, sleeping bags, roll mats, and water carriers) was destined for local scout groups. It had all been abandoned. Left just as the festival punters had used it, tents up, beds made, chairs in little circles.  We packed it all up and loaded up our trailers. Read more…

Family Camping Know-How!

Campfile cooking
Campfire cooking

There are thousands of useful and not so useful lists and blogs all over the Internet about family camping, there are books and magazines.

There are even videos around telling you what to do and what not to do. It’s up to you if you want to read them or not, but good advice and some camping know-how can sometimes save your sanity and your holiday!

Read more…

Have I got everything? Speed packing for camping trips

family camping tripHow to pack for a family camping trip in 5 minutes!

My husband and daughter set off yesterday for a camping trip with friends for the weekend. Due to feeling under the weather, my baby son and I are staying at home. To help out, I offered to pack the car with the camping gear while the children were napping so that they could get away as soon as my husband got home from work.

Due to excellent organisation of our camping gear this took less than 5 minutes. 1 adult sleeping bag, 1 single mattress, one child’s sleeping bag, 1 ready bed, our middle sized tent (we have 4) and THE BOX.

Read more…

Key Festival Buys