For the last few weeks, I’ve been working flat out on my house and loving it! I’ve had so much help from friends and family and am really grateful. I’ve also had some really awesome house warming presents. This article is about a really cool gift that I was given – a picnic hamper. I’ve always coveted them, especially whenever I’ve seen someone using one. So I was totally stoked to have one of my own!   My girlfriend…

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  I travelled to the very bottom of Cornwall this week. As its a bit of a trek from even my house in mid-Cornwall we decided to stay a night at Treen Farm Campsite and take in the sights and sounds of the campsite and the surrounding area. It’s located within very easy walking distance of the ‘near tropical’ beach at Porthcurno and the outdoor stage which is The Minack Theatre, just a little further away. This is the reason…

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    If like myself, you’re a huge lover of camping, then you’ve probably dabbled in winter camping. There is no denying that sleeping outside in the summer is definitely a more enjoyable experience to battling the elements in the winter months. However, there is a certain satisfaction and snugly feeling you do get with winter camping, I think it’s the many layers and feeling of almost hibernation you get when settling down to sleep. As well as the huge…

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  For Christmas I was blessed to receive a whole host of fantastic books. Lots of different people bought me lots of great books and I’m sure that if you’re reading Wild Tide then you will love them too! Have a look and then I’ll tell you about them…   Going from left to right on my bookshelf! Getting Started at Fly Fishing for Trout by Allan Sefton A great introductory book that takes you through everything you need to…

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  2014 has been an awesome year at Wild Tide, so as well as looking forward to 2015 and all the adventures it will bring, I thought that with 2014 almost over, I’d do a little round up of some of the best outdoor gear I’ve tested this year and not yet written about.   MSR Ultralight Kitchen Set This first item that I’m going to tell you about is a great piece of gear for backpackers and light weight…

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  It’s getting to that time shortly before Christmas when panic shopping commences. So before you start buying novelty books and apparently humorous gifts for your loved one, I thought I’d give you some top tips; Here are some stocking size items that any active, outdoor lover will thoroughly be glad to receive this Christmas. BEET IT Sports Bar BEET IT make organic beetroot juice which is super nutritional and great body fuel. They have recently launched the world’s first…

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  I thought I’d write a quick little review of one of my new pieces of outdoor gear. It’s Zippo’s Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter, this long limbed beauty is the answer to many a tricky fire starting situation.   As the name suggests its main selling point is the almost 5 inch long bendy neck between the lighters body and the flame tip. This make the lighter so much more useful than a regular lighter. Difficult to light BBQ –…

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  This is an article all about my new Sleepy. I’m not going to beat about the bush, the Sleepy is a funny thing, there is no denying it does make you look like a teletubbie, It is however still brilliantly fun and great for people like me.   So what is it? Well a Sleepy or SLPY is quite simply a sleeping bag with arm and leg holes! Why? Because it’s fun, cool and useful! Let’s face it, as…

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  I’ve already written about where and how we camped during our trip to Padstow. I thought I’d write a final post about what we got up to whilst we were there. As you can see from the photo on the right, we didn’t have a very good idea of what we would do, so we just chucked a ton of stuff into the van and set off. I always like doing this as you can just decide what to…

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  I’m desperatly trying to claw onto the last remaining days of summer. On a recent sunny weekend my girlfriend and I decided to go for a little camping trip to Dennis Farm Campsite near Padstow. This campsite is next to and run by the same people as Dennis Cove Campsite (which I’ve written about previously). What I was amazed to find out though, is that this campsite is even better! This is mainly due to its incredible location. You…

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