Tent Pegs & Stakes – Types and Uses

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

Nordisk is Coming to CheapTents!

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!

Camping Tips for Complete Beginners

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.

Climbing and Mountaineering in Afghanistan

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