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Month: July 2017

Some simple tips  for pitching a ground tent.

Choose a flat and preferably shaded/sheltered site, with shelter from wind rain and sunshine. Be careful not to pitch your tent in a gully or depression where water may gather or even flow if the weather changes. Ensure that there are no rocks, tree roots or other bumpy or sharp objects on the ground where the tent will be.  Before you start pitching, are you sure you have enough space for the tent, know your tent’s dimensions, including fly sheets and guy ropes. Make sure you know where the nearest water supply is available (if you have not brought...

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On board power management systems

We take a look at the ultimate 12V 4WD and camping power management system the CTEK 120A Smart Pass and D250SA Smart Charger Often we find ourselves off the grid for extended periods. Being away from power outlets and energy grids does not mean you have to stop using your lighting and electronics. We rely on some excellent gear to ensure that we can keep our fridges running, our lights glowing and our laptops and cameras powered. Here we take a look at one of the best 12V charging and power management systems on the market. This system comprised...

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Solar Lighting – on the road

There are a number of ways to light up your camp without needing to be close to a mains/electricity supply.Examples include plugging your strip lighting into your built in vehicle Dual Battery system like the REDARC BCDC dual battery system that was featured in ISSUE 2 or connecting your portable lighting to a portable power pack like the Portable Power Technology Lithion 300. But if you do not want to invest in these options and you are just looking for a cheaper solution that will provide good quality lighting at your camp for a couple of days well here’s...

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Fishing for Mackerel

Mackerel are seasonal fish and usually arrive in European waters around late spring and leave in early autumn. These lively fast swimming fish can be anything from eighteen inches long and can weigh up to five pounds in weight, though that would be a big mackerel as the average weight is normally about one to two pounds. Serious anglers normally leave fishing for mackerel to the amateurs as they are not really regarded as a difficult fish to catch. But for first timers these fish are perfect for testing your newly discovered interest in fishing. Mackerel are also predatory...

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