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 at Lanefoot Farm campsite near Keswick didn’t get off to the best start. We arrived after a long drive up, only for there to be no record of our booking. I was already tired and grumpy and, as

My Top Outdoor Apps

I did think twice before writing this post. After all, one of the best things about spending time outdoors is getting away from the screens that often seem to dominate modern life. I spend far too much time on the

Tent Review: Outwell Montana 6AC

Tent Review: Outwell Montana 6AC

So we finally decided on a tent. I think it’s been the most difficult decision of our lives! We narrowed it down to a Montana 6 from Outwell, but then had to choose between the inflatable or poled version. We

Review: Baby BOGS Waterproof Boots

Review: Baby BOGS Waterproof Boots

Just before our latest camping trip I got an email asking if I’d like to review some Baby BOGS boots for Finn. It couldn’t have come at a better time as I had just that morning been searching online for

Review: Manor Farm Campsite, Norfolk

Review: Manor Farm Campsite, Norfolk

Last week we headed to Norfolk for a couple of days to recharge our batteries and give our new tent an outing. We were both so busy in the run up that it was probably one of our least organised