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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Southwold - A Quick Visit

I have just returned from Southwold on the Suffolk Coast, and must confess that it was not a camping trip. However, this is a lovely place to visit and our accommodation was a Victorian seafront house close to the pier and town.

Famous for the Adnam's brewery, beach huts, light house and award-winning pier, this small seaside town was a delight to visit. There are various campsites in the surrounding areas to choose from, and I'm sure we'll be return with the Karsten.

There is a good selection of restaurants and public houses serving food, but we opted for the Crown hotel restaurant which had a small snug bar before going through to the restaurant. I had a great meal (Fillet Steak) and I must admit I could have had two puddings they were that good!.

We decided to walk to Dunwich along the beach the following day, taking just over 2 hours. We stopped off for lunch at The Ship in Dunwich with it's welcoming roaring fire and Adman's on tap! Really good pub food here, I opted for the thick cut ham and home made chips with double egg. Just what I needed to keep me going on the 3 hour walk back. It took us through forest, over muddy tracks, and through the reed beds to Walberswick and eventually back to Southwold. Great weekend with so much more to see and do!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Karsten Tent Display - Buckinghamshire

We will be showing our range of Karsten Inflatable Tents on 
Saturday 10th March 9am to 5pm
Sunday 11th March 9am - 2pm

Town Farm Campsite - Ivinghoe LU7 9EL
Onsite camping is available - please book directly with Site

For further information or to request a brochure:
01763 273662
Email: info@campingtravelstore.co.uk

Click Here for our Hertfordshire Display

Monday, 23 January 2012

Small Fire, Warm Heart

This is a little cooking unit that I feel will have lots of use on our camping trips. Light, compact and able to boil a small kettle in approximately 4-5 minutes when using the supplied fuel; it will also become a great little firepit when the night draws in.

I find that no matter how big the fire, my back is always cold and infact its the sight of the flames dancing which offers the most warmth. Provided you protect the grass (raise on bricks etc...) you are able to feed it with small twigs and pieces of wood (collected on your afternoon walk) in order to have a small controlled fire.

If there ever was a problem, it would only require a small amount of water to extinguish or failing that it is small enough to stamp out.

Gelert Solid Fuel Stove & Fuel £3.50 inc. Fuel

Indian builds small fire - Keeps warm
Whiteman builds big fire, Keeps warm collecting firewood

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Compact Folding Spade

I have been thinking of getting one of these and recently made the purchase, unsure of the quality that I was expecting. It arrived yesterday and I must say that for the price (under £10.00) I was pleasantly surprised.

I have seen these put to good use on the campsite, from retrieving buried pegs to digging small channels round a tent to direct a flow of water. For me in my Cub leader role it is a great tool  for removing a small section of turf and soil to provide a sheltered cooking area. At least this way, when all is done, the soil and turf can be replaced as if you were never there.

The folding spade is made of steel, with a decent rivet holding the multi-use head in place. The aluminium collar screws up to lock the head in place depending what you are using (spade or pick). The handle simply screws on, making a total length (As below) 40cm. The pouch comes with a convenient belt hook.

There are more expensive and probably better quality folding spades out there, but for the price, this is a great gadget that will also live in the car during winter weather.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Inflatable Tent Price Freeze

We are kick starting the year with a great piece of news. Karsten Tenten, Dutch Manufacturer of the Karsten Inflatable Tent has frozen prices for 2012. That right, a Price Freeze until 2013, meaning all new Sales of Inflatable Tents and Awnings will benefit from the old 2011 prices.
Those looking to purchase one of these Inflatable tents will also currently benefit from the stronger Sterling to Euro rate. The exchange rate is at its highest for a while now, so if you are considering a Karsten Inflatable Tent for this year's holidays, then maybe now is a good time to purchase.

For further information or to request a brochure, please visit: www.campingtravelstore.co.uk