How To Make Tents

How To Make Tents Knowing how to make a tent is a skill we all should have. You never know when it might become necessary to make a tent. Imagine you’re out for a hike with your family and you’re miles from civilization and someone breaks their leg. They can’t walk and the weather starts to close in. You’ll...

How To Clean A Camping Tent (Taking Care & Washing Your Tent)

How To Clean A Camping Tent (Taking Care & Washing Your Tent) To prolong the life of your tent it is important to wash and dry your tent before storing it away for Winter. It is also important to keep it clean after every use to slow down the process by which the tent loses its waterproof coating. Dirt, mud, oils and debris get ground into the...

How To Go Camping (Essential Tips For Beginners)

How To Go Camping (Essential Tips For Beginners) There’s no better way to experience life in the great outdoors than hiking all day and then climbing into a warm sleeping bag under canvas. Camping gives you a feeling of freedom, of being at one with nature, and the choice of moving on once you’ve exhausted all of the potential from that area. If...

How To Waterproof A Tent

How To Waterproof A Tent Nothing takes the shine off a camping trip than getting soaked to the skin. Walking through the great outdoors in pouring rain is uncomfortable to say the least, but once you get your tent set up and a decent fire going, you soon warm up, dry out and forget about getting soaked. But what if...

How To Hold Down A Canopy Tent On Concrete

How To Hold Down A Canopy Tent On Concrete Due to their design and shape, canopy tents (also called gazebos) are top heavy and will easily get caught by the wind. Usually this is no problem, as they can be anchored into the grass or dirt. But how about if they need to be set up on a concrete surface? If this is the...

How To Stay Warm In A Tent

How To Stay Warm In A Tent As soon as the weather breaks and the first signs of Spring are in the air, us dedicated campers are packing our kit and getting out into the great outdoors. Nothing beats that first camping trip of the year, the fresh air, peace and quiet and satisfied feeling you get after a day’s hike, a...

What Is A Binopod? (and when to use one)

What Is A Binopod (and when to use one) Do your arms get tired when out in the field using binoculars? Do you suffer from blurred images when using binoculars? Do you find your binoculars feel heavy after a short while of wearing/carrying them?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s time you considered investing in a binopod. This simple...

Which Binoculars Are Not Made In China?

Which Binoculars Are Not Made In China Although China is also responsible for some of the top quality optics used by the best precision optical equipment companies with famous brand names, sadly some of the not-so-good binoculars available worldwide are also made in China.  Contents1 Why Do Top Companies Use Chinese Components?2 Chinese Made Binoculars3 Which Binocular Brands Do Not Outsource For...

Are There Any Binoculars Made In The UK?

Are There Any Binoculars Made In The UK There are numerous binocular brands available nowadays, but are any of them made in the UK? Go back around 90 to 100 years ago or even 70 years ago and the British binocular industry was booming. Companies like Ross, Barr & Stroud and Wray were well known binocular makers. Now, if you stopped a random...

How To Pitch A Tent (Set up a tent the right way!)

How To Pitch A Tent Camping is a great outdoor experience and an exceptional independence one too. You get to stay out in the open, straight under the moonlight and stars, get in touch with nature, and relax away from the noisy life of the city.  Your camping trip can be one of the most delightful and memorable times of your life...