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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  It’s been a while since I last used my Outdoor Kitchen Kotlich set (read about it here) and I’ve been looking forward to cooking with it again. To make it worse, reading recipes in my Kotlich cook book, on Trish’s blog and on sites like Campfire Magazine have really been getting my appetite going! After much deliberation about what to try next, I decided that I would cook up some mussels using the Kotlich. I thought this was a…

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  There has been a backstage star for lots of my outdoor cooking and camping posts this year and up until now I haven’t written about it… It’s not a sous chef, a helpful Sherpa or any other member of my entourage. It’s actually a really well designed set of cookware from Lifeventure, called Ellipse. The set comprises of a plate, bowl, mug, knife, fork and spoon. It’s one of those pieces of gear which I take with me on…

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  I’m calling it and saying summer is here. The evenings go on forever its only raining several times a week and some days are actually warm. Due to this change of season I’ve bought myself a brand spanking new (and rather posh) new barbeque. When it comes to barbeques, there is only really one brand that I associate with top of the range. That brand is Weber, so being a man who likes the finer things in life I…

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  I’ve just returned from an awesome mini camping trip to Padstow in my VW T4. I don’t want my van to be a full on conversion as I use it for carrying all kinds of stuff and don’t want to waste the space with sinks and fridges. What’s great about my T4 is that you can easily remove the rear seats and then have the entire rear of the van empty. The back of the van will then easily…

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  Last weekend I had a few friends round and we had a bit of a Kotlich party! I imagine you’re now wondering what a Kotlich actually is… Let me explain, basically a Kotlich is an eastern European cooking pot, which is hung from a tripod over an open fire (I’ve also seen people refer to them as Bograc, I think this is the Hungarian word for them). After getting a full Kotlich set from Outdoor Kitchen, I decided the…

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