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Month: August 2017

Kelly Kettle Competition Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our summer competition, Andrew Alexander from Wiltshire in England. Andrew has won an amazing Kelly Kettle Basecamp Kit. Enjoy this great piece of kit Andrew. Hobo Stove The Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove is made from stainless steel. Like the Kettle itself, it works in all weather conditions and can use any type of solid fuel–twigs, pine cones, etc. The Hobo Stove weighs 6 ounces, and has a pot support measuring just over 5 inches wide.   All together, the Kelly Kettle and all accessories weigh 3 pounds, 12 ounces, so it’s not really something...

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DRIFTA Camping and 4WD in Europe

DRIFTA is an Australian company that has grown rapidly down under over the last few years and now has its sights set on introducing its camping and 4WD products into the European market. These guys build everything from camp kitchens, 4WD drawers to very impressive and high quality off road camper trailers. We recently spoke to Jakob Schimanek Drifta’s European Manager to get the lowdown on how the company evolved and on Drifta’s European plans were going. Jakob is originally from Germany and explained that he has known Luke, the owner and founder of the Australian based DRIFTA since...

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Issue Four – Autumn 2017 .

What an action packed year, where do we begin? It’s all here in these pages. At the fantastic Abenteuer & Allrad expo this year we met with lots of fascinating people and companies, and saw so many amazing rigs. We cover the show again in this issue and hopefully will give you an idea of the range of exhibitors and vehicles in attendance. As always we review some state of the art equipment that can help to make your touring and camping trips more comfortable and safe, from GPS systems to suspension, to tents and awnings to portable power...

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Vehicle Awnings for Camping – Protection from Sun and Rain

Awnings have been used in hot climates for years mainly to protect tourers from the heat and the sun’s rays.In fact it’s very unusual to see vehicles equipped for camping and touring in places like Australia without awnings attached. And like everything else where there is a demand for product you will normally get better value for money. Unlike keen campers and outdoor enthusiasts in the southern hemisphere we don’t seem to have yet gotten the awning bug.Yes you will see them attached to caravans and mobile homes mainly because they are part of the package but how often...

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