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28 Sep Timberleaf Teardrop Trailer

As camper vans get bigger and less manoeverable there is a wagon maker based in Denver that’s tapping into the trend for small trailers; aka ‘tiny teardrops’ for a new generation of camper who doesn’t need to haul so much stuff around. The kind of trailer that’s easy to unhitch and leave behind, and designed to maximise space and comfort without compromising adventure. Timberleaf’s trailer is a pod on wheels, with everything you need for warm and dry glamping. A smooth ‘bar-of-soap’ teadrop of aluminium and wood. The overall length of the 1200lb Timberleaf is 15’, with a cabin size of 5‘x10’ - just enough room for a ‘Colorado Queen’ mattress,...

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26 May Lightspeed Quickdraw Beach Tent

If there’s an easier to erect - or dismantle - beach shelter than Lightspeed’s Quickdraw we haven’t seen it. By comparison slipping on your budgie smugglers whilst maintaining some degree of modesty on the beach requires rocket science. Pop it out of its bag. Hold the centre of the frame - and lift. A cinch. Taking down and returning to its bag is just as simple and effortless. Take a look at the video on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYJ_ncwjzX8  It takes two, or even three (small) sun worshippers comfortably and there are windows so you can keep at eye on the waves. £44.95 / http://www.theseasidecompany.co.uk/default.asp...

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08 Mar Collapsible Cuppa – Stojo Pocket Cup

There are so many ways this Stojo Pocket Cup is - well, just brilliant. Like most aspects of modern life coffee ‘to go’ is just another convenient system of littering the planet. According to a recent article in The Guardian - http://tinyurl.com/hcyfbe7 - here in the UK alone we get through 3bn paper coffee cups a year. And despite some of the take-out coffee companies saying their cups are recyclable (they carry the triangular Mobious arrows loop) they're most certainly not. That's because our skinny lattes and macchiatos come in cups made of paper and plastic, so difficult to separate. So much so recycling plants won't take them. Nearly all that 8bn winds up in landfill. All...

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21 Feb Glad to be Glamping – Lotus Belle tents

  These beautiful, exotic, Yurt-like tents, are the result of one’s avid west country camper’s mission to inject some style into camping. Proof that you don’t have to be dreary to be practical under canvas.  Lotus Belle tents, designed and conceived  by lifelong camper and textile teacher Harriet Seddon, are aimed at the sort of camper who wants not only to be dry and comfortable, with room to stretch out on their patch of rural idyll - but stylish too. There is something of the chic bedouin about such airy and light, commodious and symmetrical tents, that are tall enough to stand up in and generous enough for furniture - yes, beds...

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