It’s that time of year again and people are going to start rushing around panic-buying presents for their loved ones. In order to help you out, I’ve group a few items that would suit any outdoor lover. If you find this Christmas gift guide useful, you might like to check out my camping Christmas gift guide here or my Christmas Gift Guide for travellers here.   HJ Hall Merino Wool Commando Outdoor Socks Socks are a proper Christmas cliche, but…

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Hello, it’s Vicky here! We have been doing a lot of travelling recently and I have been on the lookout for the perfect suitcase for shorter breaks – something durable, top quality and that looks really stylish. That’s why when I found the Antler Juno Cabin Suitcase, I was absolutely thrilled. It is perfect, exactly what I was looking for and more, so I just wanted to share why I love it so much.   Handles With the telescopic handle,…

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We’ve had a really busy Autumn and Winter and seem to have spent more weekends away than at home. I’ve just got a new pack and this recent travelling has allowed me to give it a really good testing. The photographs in this review are all taken (not at my house but) at a posh country manor house where we recently stayed for a wedding. The pack in question is the All-Star Backpack Duffel by Solo New York. This is…

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  Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers Welcome to another Christmas gift guide, this one is for your friend, family or loved one, who is crazy about travelling. All of the products in this guide are also at wallet-friendly prices and wont break the bank. This guide features a few of my favourite travel items that I’ve used this year and can thoroughly recommend.   Lifeventure Ultralight Dry Bag Set – 5, 10, 25L These Ultralight Roll Top Bags from…

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    The first thing you are going to need to bake waffles on your campfire is a waffle iron. The one I personally have is the Petromax Waffle Iron and I’d definitely recommend it. As with all Petromax cooking equipment (I’ve already reviewed their Kettle, Dutch Oven and Hobo Stove), it is very, very well made and will serve you brilliantly for years and years. Anyway, after you’ve got your waffle iron, you’ll need a campfire and some ingredients……

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  I’m excited to be reviewing the Coleman Fyrestorm PCS backpacking stove as I really like portable stoves. This style is especially cool as it is a highly portable stove and contains everything you need to prepare a whole meal. The PCS in the stove’s name actually stands for Personal Cooking System, which is exactly what this stove is. As I said, the Fyrestorm PCS contains everything you need and this is because of the ingenious design which includes a…

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  I’ve always been interested in BioLite Stoves; they’re very innovative and very different to other outdoor stoves on the market. I’m going to be reviewing the Biolite Campstove Two, this updated version of the original BioLite Stove has a 50% higher power output as well as new LED controls and improved control of its combustion. Inside the box you get the above contents: a stuff sack, FlexLight, fire starter, USB cord and instructions (don’t worry you wont need them,…

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For years, I’ve wanted to try camping with a Bivi Bag. For those not in the know, a Bivi/Bivvy/Bivy bag (I’ve seen it spelled in every way imaginable) is basically a jacket for your sleeping bag. It is used instead of a tent and is just a waterproof bag that goes over your sleeping bag. They are brilliant for lots of reasons. Firstly, they are cheaper than tents and also a lot smaller and lighter which makes them brilliant for…

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I’ve been loving my new Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag. We’ve used it on a couple trips and I’ve been using it just to haul stuff about and it’s brilliant. I did notice however, that no one seems to have written a proper review about it on the internet. Fjallraven have created a really interesting, unusual and useful design in the Splitpack and I thought it would be worth spreading the word and showing you all of it’s features. The…

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  Coleman BatteryLock Review Before I start my review of the Coleman Twist+ 300 LED lantern and the Coleman CHT+ 100 BatteryLock Headlamp, I thought that I’d write a couple paragraphs about a very useful and innovative feature that both of these products share. Coleman have called their new idea BatteryLock and it’s a very simple but effective one. I’m sure most of you can remember a time when you’ve gone to a draw to get a torch or some…

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