It seems that almost every post on the internet these days is to do with lists of things. These include things to do, places see, must have products, the smallest, the biggest, the fastest, the most expensive. From the 20 longest bridges in the world to the 15 most embarrassing photos of your favourite celebrities, … Continue reading 12 Must Have Items to Take Camping
A new advertising campaign has sparked controversy in the walking community. In an un-ewe-sual bid to promote online outdoor gear shop CheapTents, sheep have been painted with the company's logo. After teaming up with farmers located in popular walking areas, including the Lake District, the sheep can be seen now be seen on some of … Continue reading Ramblers Baarmy over Sheep Advertising
Well, we did it! We got round the Yorkshire 3 Peaks' course despite Martyn falling into a bog, losing the path, and myself and Daniel detouring to "save" a sheep. But the main thing is that we have raised almost £300 for St. Rocco's Hospice, and we had a great day in the process and … Continue reading Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Sunday Afternoon Stroll
Its time for a bit of explorer fun! From time to time you hear about how you can generate you own film star name and so forth. Since we take an interest in exploring and adventures we thought that it would be amusing to develop a simple way of creating your very own explorer name. … Continue reading What Would Your Explorer Name Be?
A Great Year for the CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog! As the year draws to a close we like to look back over our blog posts and share our favourites. As ever, we've posted some amazing interviews, great gear reviews, insightful outdoor news and thrown in a little bit of fun too! Explorer Interviews This year … Continue reading Our Favourite Outdoor Blogs Posts!
Deciding what food to take when backpacking can be a difficult task. The major deciding factors being the weight of the food, its taste, longevity, nutrition and your diet. Other considerations are cooking, water and packaging. You may also be concerned about issues such as animal welfare, sustainability and food miles. All these things can … Continue reading Making Backpacking Food Taste Better
Here at CheapTents we love Google Maps and Street View. We are waiting with great anticipation for Google to roll out Street View for mountain trails, which we like to call "Sherpa Cam". Yet there is still something better than Google Maps and that is Ordnance Survey mapping. The Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system … Continue reading Best Way to Find Map Grid Reference Online
Today we are announcing an Exclusive product created by Cheap Tents. There aren't many amongst the hiking and camping community who haven't noticed the similarity in looks of a water bladder and a hospital drip. They both generally offer hydration to the body, even if the method of entry varies some what. Something that made … Continue reading Hydration Bladders with a Difference
Father's day has become over commercialised over the past decade or three. This year we want to break with the idea of selling you something to give to your dad, we all know he has too many ties anyway! So instead of the usual list of amazing fathers day gifts, this year we want to take … Continue reading June 17th, National GeekDad Day
Forest Xplorer is the Forestry Commission for England's free mobile app, for Android and iPhone. The app, which you can download today, is a great little companion app to have with you whether you enjoy a walk in the forest or enjoy camping in the forest. The app is one of the best guides we've … Continue reading Xplore the Forest with a Great New Mobile App