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Five Essential Accessories for Car Camping

Five Essential Accessories for Car Camping

Car Camping Accessories Since we’ve been allowed out and about again, I’ve had quite a bit of interest in my car camping setup. It seems more people than ever like the idea of having more four-wheeled adventures but can’t quite commit to a proper camper van! The good news is the solution might be closer than you think. With a little imagination, there’s no reason you can’t accessorise your bog-standard family SUV, MPV, estate or even large hatchback to use…

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Kit Review: Robens Pathfinder Lite and Observer Camping Chairs

Kit Review: Robens Pathfinder Lite and Observer Camping Chairs

Robens Pathfinder Lite and Observer Camping Chairs When packing for a family trip under canvas, camping chairs are one of the bulkier items of equipment you’ll need to factor in to your game of car boot Tetris. I tried for many years to do it on the cheap with a couple of unbranded fishing chairs. They weren’t particularly comfortable to sit in, leaving your arms hoicked up like a puppet, your shoulders pinched together and your bottom hanging precariously between…

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Micro camper van life

Micro camper van life

Pretend Vanlife With 2021 not having the best of starts when it comes to getting out and about, I’m super excited to share some happier news. After years of talking about it, I’ve taken the plunge and bought a van! OK, it’s not really a van. It’s more of a big car – technically a Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or MPV. Vanlife aficionados might well scoff but my pretend van could be the perfect vehicle for everyday adventurers who find themselves with…

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Adventures with children

Adventures with children

Much like starting a proper job, people often say having children is a major obstacle to regular adventure. That might be true if you plan on spending every weekend ice-climbing in the Himalayas (although I’m sure are are those who make this work). But in other ways, having children has a positive impact on getting you outside more. You just need to realign your expectations of what’s possible to make having adventures with children a reality. Why should I bother?…

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Family Camping – Creating a Checklist

Family Camping – Creating a Checklist

CLICK TO ACCESS THE FAMILY CAMPING CHECKLIST GUIDE I’m feeling pretty smug. It’s taken some gentle persuasion but my family now has the camping bug. This is the holy grail for many an everyday adventurer. Getting the family on board means you’ll be spending much more time outside. Every spare weekend becomes an excuse to get some fresh air. Not to mention the benefits for the kids – connecting with nature, being free range, inspiring a sense of wonder plus…

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Introduction to Family Camping

Introduction to Family Camping

Barely a month has passed since “Operation Get The Family Into Camping” began. In that time, I’ve gone from sneaking in quick trips to the mountains on my own whenever I can (and feeling guilty for leaving the family behind) to having the troops practically begging to take the tent out every weekend. It’s the dream for every working parent craving more outdoors time. The kids love it. My wife wasn’t cold. And we now spend our evenings planning the…

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Family Camping

Family Camping

Today’s a big day in the Highs and Lows house. I’m expecting a large delivery from Winfields Outdoors which marks the first phase of transitioning from solo-and-slightly-smelly wild camper to master-of-the-campsite family camper. Wild camping was always my thing. Sleeping out amongst the fells when everyone else has gone home is a wonderful feeling. Waking up at the crack of dawn with only the mountains for company is a real privilege. Starting a proper job put a stop to this….

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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Wednesday this week saw me venture to the wilds of Birmingham and the 2019 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. With so much on offer, my plan was to experience three things: Find out if there’s room for a campervan in my life Be inspired by a great line-up of speakers Soak up the atmosphere of all-things adventure First things first, I’m always a little nervous of ‘Shows’. I’ve been to the Motor Show and the Great Yorkshire Show a few…

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