Camping

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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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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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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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'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
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