Posts by Ian Blackford

Camping kit that we bought in 2016

I don't know about you but I seem to find that I can just keep spending and spending on camping equipment. Just when I think that I have everything I could need, I find that I'm still missing that one extra little thing that I just have to have. There are necessities of course, then there are the gadgets and the things that I really need to think carefully about how I am going to get this purchase past my wife!
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Hi Gear Winhill WP Mens walking shoes in Charcoal and Orange

OK so I know what you are thinking, Ian’s going walking, we are going to get blog posts from the top of Scar Fell or from the middle of a moor. Well sorry to disappoint, but no, I do walk about a bit, but generally it’s in the direction of a coffee shop. I’m kidding of course I’m not that bad, but I’m not writing this to tell you about my fitness. I’ve bought myself a pair of Hi Gear walking shoes from Go Outdoors (£20 with your discount card, retail price £35). Looking them over before I put them
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How to erect a caravan awning in your back garden without a caravan

It seems like a silly thing to try and do, but there are times when you may need to put up your awning in a place where your caravan isn’t. I had such an occasion recently because I needed to check over my caravan awning after Storm Katie had collapsed it over Easter. The problem you see is we have put our van into summer storage in Devon and we live in Telford. Being back home means we don’t have the van to hand to hold up the one side of the awning so I had to come up with a
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Second Hand Tents

As soon as the weather starts to pick up… haha… who am I kidding! Let’s rephrase that, as soon as the first school holidays roll in, that’s appears to be the perfect time to dig out your old tent and sell it. People will buy second hand tents. 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
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