Category Camping

25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours Of San Francisco

Though there’s much to experience in America’s favorite city by the bay, it’s equally wonderful to get out of the urban area and explore the natural wonders Northern California has to offer. From the Central Coast to the vineyards of Napa, and the gold miners of Sacramento County, adventure awaits. What are you waiting for?

Central Coast

Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Boulder Creek, CA

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

As California’s oldest state park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park was established in 1902 in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Guests from all over the world flock to view the vast forest of ancient redwood trees just south of San Francisco. Other vegetation includes conifer and oak trees mixed with chaparral and riparian habitats...

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50 Campfires Best Gear Awards From The National Hardware Show 2019

We saw a lot of gear at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Here’s the gear we thought deserved awards.

Each year we travel to the National Hardware Show as an official media partner to award six awards for the most innovative gear we can find. Why a hardware show? Because the fact of the matter is that a lot of people (us included), end up hitting big box home and garden stores for camping gear. Not everyone has an REI down the street, and a lot of the things we use camping can be found at the hardware store. We checked out a lot of cool gear at the show, but these six stood out to us.

CAMPING ESSENTIALS AWARDS

We often get questions about charging laptops at the campsite. People are looking for a portable solution, and the Goal Zero 100AC gets it done...
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NEWS | New Hot Tub Glamping at Whitemead Forest Park Opens

Whitemead Forest Park in heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, has unveiled brand new private hot tubs – just in time for the summer holiday season.

New Hot Tub Glamping at Whitemead Forest Park Opens

Due to popular demand for luxurious accommodation, seven new hot tubs have been installed as part of a long-term development plan for the family holiday park which saw the expansion of its glamping offering last year to a total of 29 glamping pods.

Now the resort’s bungalow and seven two-bedroom log cabins, which sleep four to six people, feature a private hot tub in the deck, perfect for a refreshing morning dip or relaxing evening soak.

New Hot Tub Glamping at Whitemead Forest Park Opens

Mandy Watkins, General Manager at Whitemead Forest Park said:

“We’re so pleased to have added these new hot tubs to our self-catering accommodation offering...

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GEAR | Summit Pack Away Ultra Lightweight Folding Camp Chair

Summit Pack Away Ultra Lightweight Folding Camp Chair

What is it?

Summit Pack Away Ultra Lightweight Folding Camp Chair £29.99

Stockists

Features

  • Chair weighs 1.46kg
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Quick assembly
  • Comes with carry bag

The verdict

The first thing to highlight about this chair is the compact size and low weight (it weighs just 1.46kg) making it easy to carry with you, whether you are going camping or out and about.

The frame of the chair is very fast and easy to assemble, requiring bungee attached poles to be slotted into each other. The chair seat and back itself then slots easily into place on the frame, taking perhaps a minute or 2 in total to put up.

Summit Pack Away Ultra Lightweight Folding Camp Chair

Despite the diminutive size, the chair feels sturdy enough, though you do need to keep your weight centralised rather than leaning too far back on it which can cause it to tip onto...

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