Beyond the Beaten Track Flameless Ration Heater

Beyond the Beaten Track Flameless Ration Heater

Another of the companies that I met at the Outdoors show was Beyond the Beaten Track.  Their stand showcased a range of wet and dry meals and also a flameless ration heater that really caught my eye, but more on that in a bit.  At the show I tried a lamb hot-pot, from their wet …
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The Ramblers Association

The Ramblers Association

When I was at the Outdoors Show it struck me as to how many great Outdoor Associations, charities, clubs and communities existed in the UK, this gave me the inspiration to start a series of articles on ProCamping featuring different associations.  If you have one that is close to your heart go to the about …
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Grasshopper Foods Hopper Pots

Grasshopper Foods Hopper Pots

In my recent visit to the Outdoors Show I stumbled upon the Grasshopper foods stand.  Grasshopper foods create a range of dried soups and porridges which you just add hot water to, at the stand I tried one of their porridge’s, the plain porridge with cane sugar.  If I hadn’t seen them pour boiling water …
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Lifeventure Titanium Mug

Lifeventure Titanium Mug

If like us you can’t function without a proper brew, but want a lightweight but strong mug for backpacking we have just the cuppa for you.  The Lifeventure Titanium mug is a solid titanium design.  Manufactured out of titanium makes the mug extremely lightweight at just 54g.  Holding 450ml of water, or tea!  This is …
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Asolo Natural Shape Boots

Asolo Natural Shape Boots

The Asolo Natural Shape Boot range is a new range from Asolo.  The boots combine lightweight materials and take innovation from the Vibram barefoot movement to make you feel connected with the terrain.    The Natural Shape concept represents form-fitting, flexible footwear which allows your feet to feel free: to feel as close as possible to …
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Strava – Tracking and Competition for cyclists and runners

Strava – Tracking and Competition for cyclists and runners

If you’re a cyclist or a runner you have to check out Strava.com.  Cycling the same route to work, or same exercise routes can get pretty boring but with Strava you can upload your run and ride information to the web, compare your performance to other rides, or to other riders. What do you need? …
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First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

  Whether you’re out camping, on a mountain expedition, or just on a Sunday ramble, as the Scouts say Be Prepared!  A key part of your preparation should be carrying a first aid kit.  You don’t want to use it and hopefully you won’t need to but having one to hand can make the essential …
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John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook

John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook

  Part of our Sunday evening ritual is Countryfile, a last glance of the great outdoors and some ideas for new adventures before returning to the 9-5 grind on a Monday.  John Craven is part of that routine, a bit of a Countryfile legend having joined the program in 1989 and still regularly featuring in …
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Do I need a GPS if I have a smartphone?

Do I need a GPS if I have a smartphone?

Recently I wrote a post about the new Garmin Edge cycling GPS, and this got me thinking, whether I am a hiker, cyclist, runner or even just for navigating to the campsite in the car do I really need a GPS if I have a smartphone?  Whether you have an iPhone or an Android there …
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The Garmin Edge 510 and 810

The Garmin Edge 510 and 810

Garmin have recently launched two new Edge cycling GPS systems.  The Garmin Edge 510 and the Garmin Edge 810.  There is a major difference with these GPS’s to any Garmin have launched before.  The Edge 510 and 810 both can pair with your smartphone to offer real-time online tracking of your ride. Garmin are the …
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