Vegetarian Food for Camping Trips

Vegetarian Food for Camping Trips

It can be hard to plan your food for camping trips. This is especially true if members of your party have differing dietary requirements. After the success of my last downloadable meal planner and shopping list, and some requests, I

Review: FIREPOT Meals by Outdoorfood.com

Review: FIREPOT Meals by Outdoorfood.com

My last experience of dehydrated food was about 15 years ago during my brief foray into the world of the Duke of Edinburgh award. I wasn’t impressed. In fact, I haven’t eaten any since. Then recently, in our quest to

Review: VARTA Powerbank

Review: VARTA Powerbank

As avid users of many gadgets, we are forever looking for ways to keep them charged when we’re camping or hiking. We both have phones plus a tablet, so it can be a real issue, particularly these days when the

Review: PACMAT Patch

Review: PACMAT Patch

Like most bloggers (and many others) I’m a big fan of social media. I can engage with people all over the world, hear new ideas and find great products, all while sitting in my front room. This is true of

Know your knots

Know your knots

Knowing how to tie the perfect knot is an important skill for many outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re a camper, angler, rock climber or sailor, knowing the right knot for the right situation makes things a lot easier, and could even

The Helpful Hiker's Review of 2016

The Helpful Hiker's Review of 2016

So, 2016. It’s been emotional. This post is only looking at my 2016, I don’t have the time nor the energy to look at the wider world. There’s been quite enough upheaval in my own little corner. If 2015 and

Glamping with Pets

Glamping with Pets

We all love pets and we all love holidays, but it’s always been hard to find nice places to stay that will also accommodate your furry family member. That is, of course, until Glamping with Pets¬† rode into town. The

Our Best Family Camping Buys

Our Best Family Camping Buys

With another summer of camping behind us, I thought I’d share our camping best buys. Every year we seem to amass more gear, some of it useful and some of it not so. Here are the things that have made

How to Survive Camping with a Toddler

How to Survive Camping with a Toddler

I have ummed and ahhed about writing this post for so long. Mainly because I don’t really know anything about toddlers. After all, I have only dealt with one on a daily basis; and he just happens to be the

Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Our stay didn’t get off to the best start. After a long drive up, we arrived at Lanefoot Farm, only for there to be no record of our booking. I was already tired and grumpy and, as I had paid