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Edifier MP211 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Technical Specification Bluetooth portable speaker Dimensons:  150 × 62 × 31 mm Frequency response:  200Hz~20kHz (±6dB) Power output: 2W RMS x 2 5 colours, yellow, blue, pink, white and black Aux input Micro SD slot USB charger £30 from Clever Boxes What We Thought To be perfectly honest, i’ve tried so many mini speakers over the years, that I didn’t have...
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Skandika Nordland 6 Family Tent Review

Technical Specification Skandika Nordland 6 Family Tent Waterproof taped seams 5,0000mm waterproofing 3 doors Central lantern hanging point in the living area Bedrrom with removable divider Sewn in groundsheet Weight: 26.7 kg Pack size: 84 x 32 x 32 cm Total side: 580 x 440 cm Dimensions of bedroom area: 210 x 420 cm Mosquito mesh on the sleeping pods Cable outlet Skandika are a...
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A Weekend of Wildlife & Family Fun With Hoseasons

This weekend saw me finally bring my 40th birthday celebrations to a close. Not bad considered i’ve managed to milk the whole birthday thing since my special snowboarding holiday back in March, right through to now, the end of June. The weekend break was perfectly timed for a triple family...
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Xenta Backpack Solar Panel - Review

What We Tested Xenta Backpack Solar Panel 5w portable solar panel Ideal for hikers and campers Charge any USB device, best for smartphones and iPods Compact 19.6 x 29.3cm size £39.99 from Xenta.co.uk The Lowdown The solar panel is small and light, featuring a single USB port on the rear which is located inside a mesh pocket, and...
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Acorn Adventure Brecon Beacons Family Holidays - Review

Our Visit Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June 2015 Priced from £149 adult or £109 child fully catered + all activities with accommodation in the tent village Acorn Adventure Brecon Beacons The Lowdown Located a very short distance from the shore of Llangorse Lake, we stayed in one of the new glamping pods, and they...
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Gogashala Yoga Holidays

Many of you will be aware that I changed my life after going on a solo yoga and meditation retreat in Egypt a few years ago. Then, after breaking my back in a recent snowboarding accident, I turned to Yoga again to help with my rehabilitation. I’m an advocate of...
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Must Have Summer Festival Camping Gear 2015

Check out our round up of the best festival must-have gear for summer 2015. Want to see more festival tents? Check out our guide to festival tents 2015. Wondering how to keep warm when camping? Check out how to stay warm camping in a tent. Where to buy festival must haves I have no...
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New Research Finds Children who go camping are healthier, happier and do better at school

According to parents, children who camp in the great outdoors at least once a year go on to do better at school, and are generally healthier and happier too. That’s the finding of a UK study carried out by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University and The Camping and Caravanning...
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Vango Pump It Up Challenge

GET PUMPED UP FOR THE VANGO AIRBEAM CHALLENGE… Vango, the originators of AirBeam technology, are offering campers the chance to win amazing prize packages through the ‘Pump it Up Challenge.’ The competition is open to anyone, so long as you have access to a Vango AirBeam tent. How to enter Just make a video...
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Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, Twitchen House, Devon - Review

Twitchen House The open air bar overlooking the outdoor pool at Twitchen House Where We Went Twitchen House Holiday Village Mortehoe Station Road Woolacombe EX34 7ES https://www.woolacombe.co.uk Countryside location close to the UKs best beach Medium sized park (one of 4 in the Woolacombe Bay area) 20 minute walk to the beach Indoor and outdoor pools plus a steam room & sauna Climbing wall,...
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HUBi Solar Power Hub For Camping & Caravaning - Review

Technical Specification 20w Solar Panel Solar Panel Stand 2 x LUMi 12v lights and mounting hooks Main HUBi 10A unit All connecting cables Two year worldwide warranty We tested the HUBi 10k at £179 from solartechnology.co.uk The Lowdown First impressions on unboxing, is that the HUBi is a serious bit of kit. It’s intuitive and easy to set up...
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Quick & Easy Camping Stir Fry

We are always keen to make life easy when we are camping, but at the same time, we hate having to resort to tinned or packet foods (though for families they can be a life saver).  We usually cook all meals from scratch, and often prep at home to make...
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Boutique Camping 5m Canvas Bell Tent - Review

The Lowdown 5m Flower Pattern Canvas Bell Tent zipped in groundsheet Flysheets covering vents and doors Comes in a carry bag £559 from Boutique Camping Our Verdict We have a lot of friends will bell tents, so we had been considering buying one for a while. After sustaining a serious snowboarding injury, we realised that in order...
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Our Pick Of The Best Festival Camping Tents

Heading off to a festival this summer? You’ll need a tent! No matter what your budget or your size and style requirements, we’ve brought you a shortlist of the best festival camping tents for summer 2015. Festival Tent Considerations Before you choose a festival tent, you should ask yourself the following questions. Do...
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The Best Family & Weekend Camping Tents of 2015

Our roundup of the very best tents for family and weekend camping this summer. We’ve been camping for over 30 years, and have owned many different styles of tent, from a variety of brands. Whilst a Lichfield dome tent was all I needed as a student, i’ve since owned Vango,...
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First Time Sea Kayaking Tips

When Alex over at the brilliant outdoors blog, Kayak Critic asked me for my top camping meal suggestions for an article he was putting together, I decided to draw on his area of expertise, and ask him a question of my own. Kayaking on a sheltered lake is enormous fun and...
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Fell End Holiday Park, Milnthorpe, Cumbria - Review

The Lowdown Fell End Holiday Park, Milnthorpe, Cumbria pureleisuregroup.com Camping pods £40 per night Electric light, heater and power socket No tent pitches 5 star holiday park Tourers & motorhomes Static caravans Indoor swimming pool & gym Kids play area Shop, bar and restaurant Secluded woodland location Our Visit Friday 6th March – Sunday 8th March 2015 The nitty gritty On arrival we checked in and...
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Budget Camping Gear For Festivals & First Time Campers

Thinking of going camping this summer but don’t have any gear and don’t fancy investing too heavily in case you never go again? Off to a music festival this year but have never camped before? Read on, as I’ve found a range of budget camping gear that could be ideal...
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Should I Buy A Canvas Bell Tent?

Canvas bell tents are more popular than ever, but is a bell tent right for you? I share my personal experience of using both bell tents and a variety of modern tents, and have highlighted the pros and cons of camping with a canvas bell tent, to guide you through...
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Gorgeous Glamping Goodies For Summer 2015

The comfier you can make your camping experience, the more you’ll want to do it again, so it’s a great excuse to indulge a little and make your tent homely, snug and pretty.  Having a pretty tent doesn’t make you any less of a true camper, so go ahead, have...
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