Posts by Ian Blackford

‘Eddie the Eagle’ and VW Campervans celebrated at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards officially opens the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC on 17 October. Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, who represented Great Britain in ski jumping during the 1988 Winter Olympics should feel at home: while no skiing is expected, the UK’s largest leisure vehicle show includes a display of iconic VW campervans. A VW camper conversion, bought for him by his father, was Eddie’s transport and bed for thousands of miles across Europe during his ski-jumping career.
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Celebrity chefs cook up new ideas at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

Ian BlackfordBy day I'm a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but by night I am the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love camping and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two young children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery for a camp in our Berghaus Air 8 tent, or off down to Devon, Cornwall or Wales with our caravan in tow.http://www.makecamp.co.uk
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Love2Stay Shrewsbury

Salop leisure have recently opened a brand new camping park next to their caravan dealership. The site is split over two levels but remarkably you can't see it from the road, this means it feels quite secluded once you are on site.
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Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam

The video quality of the 412GW is exceptional, number plates and road signs are completely legible and the 1440p video is colourful, balanced and it handles turning into bright sunlight really well. This model has WiFi so it’s easy to connect the Smart Phone app. The SD slot is compatible with cards up to 32gb. This is a superb piece of kit all round and for peace of mind when you are on the road it is essential. The ease of install and use of the Nextbase dash cams makes these models the perfect choice for anyone and as they are readily available from high street shops and online store there is almost no reason not to buy one!
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Whale Watermaster Mains Water Hook Up

Fully serviced pitches are becoming more and more popular now, the fact that you can pitch, connect up your electric, fresh and waste water is very appealing to many caravaners. The freedom it gives you is enormous, no more listening to see if the water pump is going to run for longer than usual signifying that the water roll is dry… again. And no more trips dragging said water roll across that freshly mown grass only to find it looks more like a large sushi roll when you get it back. Many caravaners invest in the mains adapter kit that
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Website Package for UK Camp Sites

Ian BlackfordBy day I'm a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but by night I am the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love camping and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two young children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery for a camp in our Berghaus Air 8 tent, or off down to Devon, Cornwall or Wales with our caravan in tow.http://www.makecamp.co.uk
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Trespass 350gsm extra wide sleeping bag

So I have finally been able to give the Trespass 350gsm extra wide sleeping bag a good test. I’ve had the odd night in one in the caravan, but lets face it, in a caravan you can keep your heating on low and you seldom get cold over night. We have just come back from an ‘old-school camping trip’ in Wales, real roughing it… tent… field… wilderness… OK, OK, you found me out. We had a weekend camping on a lovely campsite by the sea with electric hook up, air beds, gas cooker the works! Well if you are going to do it, you
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