Posts by Ian Blackford

Website Package for UK Camp Sites

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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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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Photography by Joe Blackford

I love being out and about, and I love to take photos whilst I'm doing it. The other day I was scratching my head because I couldn't get a shot I'd taken onto Instagram, Joe (my 14 year son) said here, do this, that and press this and there you go.
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Barbey Family And Whale Heating System Go Wild Camping in the Arctic

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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NEC Caravan and Camping Show 2017

This was my first show as a member of the 'Press', it sounds very grand but it's not really. The one thing I did notice though, the reps on the stand who normally jump on you and try to get you to buy this and that, would subtly clock your lanyard and leave you alone.
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Struggling to find my perfect touring caravan

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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Fit2Go Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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CoPilot v9 iOS on an iPhone 5s

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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Winter Camping

Now that I am reading and speaking more to people on twitter I have become aware that lots of people go away for a few days over the Christmas break, so, not the one to be held back by the weather, I booked two nights away at Delamere Forest Camping and Caravanning Club site in Chester.
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