Here at CheapTents we love looking at maps! Whilst Ordnance Survey undoubtedly produce the best quality mapping in the UK, Google have provided us with their maps online for free. Combined with Street View and Google Earth, Google Maps is arguably one of the best things on the internet. Not only do Google do great … Continue reading Google Maps and Street View Go 8-Bit!
Category: Just for Fun
Walkers Drugged by Electricity Company
Have you ever been out hiking and found that when you came down from the fells, you felt that your experience of your walk was not quite as it should have been? Your body feels like you've been walking but your memory of the walk is a bit sketchy? We have received an increasing number … Continue reading Walkers Drugged by Electricity Company
Get Outdoors this Easter Weekend
The family fun begins this weekend with many schools starting their Easter break, though some start their holiday next week. With this in mind we've done some digging around and found some great events across the UK in the coming weeks, fun for all the family. We've done our best to segment our list by … Continue reading Get Outdoors this Easter Weekend
Share Your Adventure – Social Hiking Review
With the advent of Smart Phones, hiking and travelling are taking on a new dimension. Through websites such as Social Hiking you can Share Your Adventure on the internet in real time. Using your smart phone and a Social Hiking account you can chart your route on a map as you go, and if you … Continue reading Share Your Adventure – Social Hiking Review
Cheap Tents Online Shop is 10!
Time has flown by since the beginning on the new Millennium! Its hard to imagine that the now iconic structures of the London Eye and the Millennium Dome were brand new, and that they were supposed to be only temporary. At that time the internet was becoming more and more mainstream but it certainly wasn't … Continue reading Cheap Tents Online Shop is 10!
Outdoor Blog Post
For the past three years the CheapTents team have been writing outdoor blog posts! Whether its gear, getting out and about, industry news, interviews or wildlife, there is a lot going on in the great outdoors. To celebrate our birthdays we like to put together a collection of our favourite posts from the past 12 … Continue reading Outdoor Blog Post
A Step In The Right Direction
Mobile phones could soon be 'powered by walking' according to a recent report on the BBC news website. Boffins at the University of Wisconsin have come up with a technique for generating electricity using a device that is placed in your shoe. The device captures the energy of moving micro droplets and converts it into … Continue reading A Step In The Right Direction
Best Songs for Walking, Climbing and Running
Ever since the invention of the Sony Walkman outdoor enthusiasts have been able to take their music with them on their adventures. Back in the good old days it meant lots of extra weight, there was not an ultralight option! If you moved abruptly the cassette anti-rolling mechanism couldn't cope and your tunes would speed … Continue reading Best Songs for Walking, Climbing and Running
Dutch Clogs are the New Hiking Boots
Despite the technological advances in comfortable sports foot wear over the past decade or so, there has been a recent shift towards barefoot running. For those who don't want their feet to get too dirty, Vibram have even brought out the Five Fingers range of footwear. But its not just the world of running that … Continue reading Dutch Clogs are the New Hiking Boots
What's in your rucksack?
Have you ever bought a rucksack thinking "oh, I can fit this this and that into this rucksack" and then found that you could not fit as much in as you thought? Well, you wouldn't be alone, I myself do it at least once a year... I usually find I am disappointed that something I … Continue reading What's in your rucksack?