There's nothing quite like the feeling of arriving back at the camping site after full day of hiking up big mountains, only to find that your tent has been blow across the campsite by strong winds and that it has landed in a patch of brambles that have torn it to shreds. Or so I'm … Continue reading Tent Pegs & Stakes – Types and Uses
We are proud to announce that we will soon be stocking camping tents from Nordisk. Based in Denmark and Germany, they have been making high quality camping equipment for many years, their roots can be traced back to 1901 when they were founded as Nordisk Fjer (Northern Feather) in Denmark. Due to their Scandinavian history, … Continue reading Nordisk is Coming to CheapTents!
If you ever happen to be in Los Angeles and need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, an outdoor sanctuary is close at hand: only 22 miles off the coast is Catalina Island. This small island is 22 miles in length and 8 miles across at its widest point. Mostly … Continue reading Camping and Hiking on Catalina Island, USA
If you are thinking going mountaineering then you will need to get some crampons, this may also mean buying new crampon compatible boots. But what if you're thinking of going hill walking in the winter? There may only be small sections of the hike where there is hard snow and ice. You may feel that … Continue reading Crampons for B0 Walking Boots
Camping is like a great adventure, you can never be quite sure what you'll find over the next log, river or on the way up a mountain. But for beginners it can be met with trepidation and worry, the not knowing for some gives an adrenaline boost, but for novices to camping it can be like butterflies in the stomach. Usually this comes about through stories which have been told by friends or family, or maybe that they've read online. Today my post gives our Top Ten Camping Tips for Complete Beginners, and it does what it says on the tin.
One of the things that can make a hike of camping trip really special is being out in the open countryside and observing birds of prey circling high in the sky or watching them hovering against the breeze before diving earthwards hoping to catch some lunch. Some eighteen months ago we published an interview with … Continue reading Affects of Bird of Prey Conservation
This week, April 11-17th, is Tick Bite Prevention Week. It sounds like it should have a lot more attention than it does, but maybe that's due to the upcoming royal wedding taking the shine off it, or maybe its just people don't like to think about being bitten by Ticks. Despite the lack of attention … Continue reading Tick Bite Prevention Week
Was to "walk more" a part of your new years resolution? If so you will be joining the many thousands who also share this resolution. However, if this wasn't your resolution ... it is never to late to make a resolution. Firstly, congratulations on your choice of exercise. Walking can aid health, fitness and can help towards … Continue reading Walking – A New Years Resolution
If you've been asleep for the past few weeks you may be forgiven for not realising that winter is upon us. With winter generally comes danger for many people, including walkers. Winter is also the time of year when lots of people take up walking as a hobby, thanks to Christmas presents or because they … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Winter Walking
There are many mountainous regions in Afghanistan and prior to the Soviet invasion in 1979 it was a popular destination for climbers and mountaineers. In May 2009 the new democratic government created the Band-e-Amir National Park which it hopes will boost national tourism to the area. It should also help to encourage the international community … Continue reading Climbing and Mountaineering in Afghanistan