Okay, so I’m a tiny bit in love with my new stove. Much of the outdoor gear I test and use is functional, but it’s a real pleasure when something comes along that is both practical and a real joy…

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I’ve been fine-tuning my favourite campfire recipes on the wonderful Frontier stove from Anevay – this portable wood-fired beauty means you can cook up one-pot wonders anywhere you roam. Four favourite one-pot camping recipes Camp Pancakes, makes 10 No more…

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Busy planning outdoor adventures for spring? How about a gorgeous five man tent to fit all your mates in? I’m giving away a fantastic Outwell Lawndale tent worth £299 from Outdoor World Direct in my snazzy new competition.

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If you’re as much of a caffeine addict as me, these little bags might change your life. Stick a Lyons coffee bags in your rucksack – they act just like teabags, except that they make a tasty cup of joe…

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If you’re as much of a caffeine addict as I am, a strong cup of the black stuff is probably your morning essential on even the wildest forays into the great outdoors. These four easy methods make cooking up hot…

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“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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Sponsored post What are you planning for your next camping trip? Fancy learning to tell Cassiopeia from Canis Major in the night sky, tie a handy figure eight knot or identify which bird is chirping outside your tent in the…

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Winter is coming, but just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean you should hibernate under a duvet. Get out and explore the great outdoors in my favourite winter spots, from a Cornish fishing village to lost forests…

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It’s time for chilly autumn evenings! And cuddly knitted jumpers and leaves the colour of sunsets and crackly campfires and all the other lovely things that make poor old unappreciated autumn my favourite season. Celebrate by wandering into the woods…

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Just because you’re sleeping out in the wild doesn’t mean you have to live off tasteless ration packs. These five easy camping meals and ideas, from proper tasty morning porridge to a make-anywhere filling stew, will make feasting in the…

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Balmy summer days call for sleeping out under the stars, so get your mitts on the fantastic Coleman Bering four-man tent from Outdoor World Direct. Easy to assemble and with plenty of room for all your mates, this is the…

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What are you up to this weekend? Can you squeeze in a last-minute adventure? Whatever you’ve got planned you can get kitted up at TK Maxx‘s fantastic Outdoor World event, which is filling stores with amazing kit at fantastic prices.…

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Sunny meadows, secret coves, sleepy fishing villages, pasties to stuff in your face – Cornwall was made for proper summer camping adventures, just like the ones you went on as a little’un. Pack a tent and a surfboard and spend…

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Crackling logs, the smell of canvas, charcoal-like marshmallows burning your fingers… camping is pretty great, isn’t it? If the weather’s looking on the clement side and you’re itching to run for the hills and set up a tent in the…

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I’ve teamed up with wonder vegetable Tenderstem® and the lovely Josh of the Guyrope Gourmet to create a set of easy recipes that celebrate al fresco eating in the beautiful British countryside. If you’re after no-fuss, fresh and healthy food…

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A rather magical weekend under canvas on the gorgeous Gower. We went stand-up paddleboarding, swam in the sea and ate very tasty bacon sandwiches with a glorious view. Swansea Bay, I like you.

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Just FYI, I love it when people suggest ideas for new blog posts. So with thanks to Jessica Renz, here’s some tips on to look passably normal in the great outdoors, even if you’re spending a week under canvas in…

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Look, I got you a little Christmas present! Win £100 to spend on outdoorsy goodies from the fantastic Simply Hike, ready for another year of adventure.

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My brilliant friend Bobby Downs taught me how to make all-American s’mores when we went hiking in the Catskills, so I asked him to write down this extreme(ly delicious) way of toasting marshmallows over a fire.

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My friend Matt has a little bit of woodland tucked away in the Wye valley, complete with tiny cabin kitted out with a stove and a sofa, a very sophisticated stick system for cooking over a campfire and lots of…

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Super chilled, lush green in hue and dotted with surf-friendly beaches, secret woodlands and cool camping spots, the Isle of Wight deserves its growing rep as a hip island getaway, and camping is the best way to experience its beauty.…

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Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, is not a fan of baked beans. Instead, he likes nothing more than to haul fresh neck fillets of lamb and a bottle of red wine across the Howgills, start up a fire and…

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We’ve just interviewed Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, about his love of good food and good camping. He’s very kindly given us this fantastic one-pot wonder recipe to share. Who said outdoor eating has to be all about baked…

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