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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

2015 Photo Competition Winner

We held a photo competition of the Karsten Inflatable Tents where owners could send in their best photo of the 2015 camping season. 

We were really pleased with the entries that we received, and hopefully next years competition will see even more, so don't forget to get snapping when your camping in 2016!

Karsten Inflatable Tent Photo Competition Winner 2015

The final decision rested with the Directors of Karsten Tenten BV, who chose the photo by Clive Sutton, of his Karsten 325 in Sea Green, with Comfort Awning, Front Wall & Rain Awning at Field Barn Park Campsite near Bourton-on-the-water taken in April 2015. Link to Photo

Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Camp

Just back from a great weekend having taken our cub pack out camping, yes camping under canvas in Mid December!

Due to the nature of cub camps, I didn't take one of the usual suspects, Karsten, ESVO or Cabanon as the fields usually end up as a bog. So out came my trusted Hurricane 300, specially bought for these types of camps. Quick to erect, sturdy in high winds, rear storage area and perfect for me & my son (not a cub yet, but wanted to come along) for the weekend.

So practising our 'Staying Warm' ideas, we made sure that the ground we were pitching on was suitably flat, compact and free from twigs and anything sharp. Once the tent was pitched, we put a blanket down on the floor to lay our 10cm memory foam topped self inflating mats on. We used 4 season Snugpak sleeping bags with upgraded liners. Sleeping bag ratings are based on the camper wearing a base layer / PJ's in bed - which is always worth considering when choosing a new bag.

During the evening, we played lots of wide games for the cubs to ensure that they kept warm, with a hearty warm meal served just later than normal and a great camp-fire with the customary hot chocolate before bed making sure everyone had warm tummies to sleep.

Having told the cubs to try not to breath into their sleeping bags, I return to my tent made sure my son had his hat on and settled down to a good 7 hours of sleep at a cub camp - virtually unheard of. 

Winter Camping is all about layering clothing, not getting wet, being well fed and staying warm. With the right clothes and waterproofs (they were required) and boots anyone can camp out of season.

Look forward to seeing all your pictures 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

New website

Our newly designed website is now live...
There are more pages still to add, but the majority of it is complete. Please have a look...

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Top tips for staying warm

Our top tips for staying warm whilst camping.

Top tips to staying warm - Winter camping
If you have any other great tips - let us know in the comments below.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Make Over

So as you can see we have given the blog a bit of a make over, this is to bring it in line with our new website which is nearly ready to go live.  Along with the Karsten, ESVO & Cabanon Tents, we will also be adding other products that have been tried and tested by us that we think you'll like. As you would expect they will be a must for any camper as well as being of fantastic quality!

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