Welcome to CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog

This blog was written between 2008 and 2016 as part of the online camping shop CheapTents.com. The online shop has permanently closed but the blog contains popular posts about the outdoors that are still relevant and being read. The blog has been moved to free hosting on WordPress in order to keep the content available. … Continue reading Welcome to CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog

Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Walking the Zambezi Interview with Chaz Powell

From November 2015 to April 2016 Chaz Powell will attempt to walk the entire length of the Zambezi River. This is going to be an ambitious expedition during which Chaz will have to contend with extreme weather and a myriad of wild animals, as well as the threat of contracting malaria. Update: In order to … Continue reading Walking the Zambezi Interview with Chaz Powell

Extreme Food for Adventure Racing and Backpacking

Deciding what food to take when you are backpacking can be a difficult choice. Its always a balancing act between nutrition, energy, taste, longevity, weight, volume, ease of preparation and cooking time. Fortunately we now have a way of making that choice much easier for you! Our new range of meals from Lancashire based company … Continue reading Extreme Food for Adventure Racing and Backpacking