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Adventurise your camping
07, May, 2014
Grab a tarp, bivvy bag and bag yourself an adventure. Don't think just do it. With so much going on in May there is no excuse
The signs of summer are slowly creeping up which for many means digging out their camping equipment and heading off to sleep under canvas. The end of May will see at least three reasons to get out of the house.
National Camping and Caravanning week
The Camping and Caravanning Club's annual celebration of all things camping is the National Camping and Caravanning week. This week also coincides with half term, so why not make it a family experience. Do something a bit different, whether going solo, or with the whole family rather than sticking to the normal campsites. Use it as a chance to add a bit more adventure into your experience.
If you're keen to use a tarp but have never put one up before then don't worry. Learn more by following our Top Tarp Tips over the coming few weeks and we'll soon have you setting up camp where ever you may find yourselves. If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call, or if you're nearby why not pop into our showroom to see our tarps and even have a go at putting one up!
Other things you may need include cookware, torches, lanterns, waterproof bags and rucksacks. But we all know the best thing we can take with us is knowledge, so check out our bookshelf which includeds inspirational books and guides to help along the way.
If you think you can't do it then head over to our friends the Meeks who have some great ideas. If you need an excuse then the RSPB are running a Big Sleep Out. It will be one of the best excuses to sleepout this year, who wouldn't want to wake up to a true dawn chorus in one of the RSPB's nature reserves.
Sleep nice places, wake up and do good things.
Rig 730d siliconised Cordura ripstop nylon tarp, the ultimate in versatile lightweight shelter for backpackers, bikepackers and alpinists£89.00
Rig 3.5Siliconised ripstop nylon tarp with 16 hypalon attachment points, ideal for a solo mission when you need to move as light as possible£55.00
Rig 21Lightweight siliconised expedition tarp large enough for 4 - 8 people with 24 rigging points for ultimate rigability£120.00
HunkaA simple bivvy bag weighing less than 400 g, Hunka is breathable, packs down small and a favourite of many weight conscious bikepackers and alpinists£47.00
Hunka XLHunka XL is breathable, packs down small and weighing just 500 g is a favourite of many weight conscious bikepackers and alpinists£64.00
Viper IIBright, compact and light, the 280 lumen burst Viper 2 is designed for trail running, walking and climbing£19.00
MytiPot 900900 ml titanium cooking pot for soloists with large appetites or a pair wanting to cut the grams and save pack space.£29.00
HAAPDurable, tough and such great value. H.A.A.P includes a frying pan, pot and kettle, everything you need to cook up an amazing meal£25.00