Choosing The Best Caravan Park

Friday, May 17, 2013

When you’re planning a holiday or simply passing through a country town with your motor home in tow, it might become a bit overwhelming for you to find a place to stay. However, if it’s your first time to take a motor home holiday, then consider staying here in UK as there are many holiday and caravan parks throughout the place that you’ll surely enjoy.

Different people have different ideas as to what makes a good caravan park. A friend of mine suggested the Pickmere Lake Caravan Park which they visit regularly because of its well-maintained facilities and friendly staff. Now you can check online or search in caravan park directories, but as for me the best way of choosing a caravan park is by word-of-mouth. These chats are quite common in laundries of caravan parks where you can get up-to-date information on where to go and where to avoid. Just remember to use your judgment on what others say when choosing a caravan park since your idea of a good caravan park might be different from theirs.

There are also other factors that you should consider when choosing a holiday park.

Facilities and Entertainment

• If you have kids with you, make sure the park has a playground or a swimming pool and plenty of room to run around.
• If you are travelling with pets, choose a park that allows pet (but do remember to clean up after them).
• You’ll need a large site if you have a large motor home, so don’t forget to mention the size of your motor home when you book.
• If you want some privacy then look for a park with ensuite facilities.
• It should have well-presented and clean shower and toilet.
• Look for one that is close to shops, the beach, and other places of interest.
• If you are looking for a more quiet and relaxing holiday, choose a rural holiday park that’s in the heart of the countryside.
• A Wi-Fi facility would be great especially if you intend to stay for a while.

Budget

One of the biggest factors in choosing a caravan park is the budget. Plan your budget by finding out the caravan park’s tariff price and if they give any discounts for longer stays. Other holiday parks are generally cheaper during off peak seasons and offer discounts to those who are over 60 or older.

As soon as you’ve narrowed down your potential holiday parks, it’s time to look at the reviews on the internet. Parks with higher star ratings offer more facilities and services. Nevertheless, many individuals claim that a 3-star park will often be sufficient. If you choose a park that is rated 4 to 5 stars you might actually be paying for facilities that you don’t really need. This star system is just a guide to luxury so keep in mind that sometimes a 2 star country park should not be ignored as they can offer warmth and good old-fashioned hospitality. You can also ask other motor home owners where they’ve stayed and which caravan park would they recommend before you choose which one suits you best.

Fishing for Beginners-Safety Tips

Friday, April 26, 2013

Here’s more about fishing for beginners……

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Just like other forms of hunting, safety is crucial in fishing. Here are some of the cautionary behaviors you ought to follow to ensure your safety when fishing.

1. Always wear your life jacket and make sure that all boat passengers are wearing their life jackets, too.

2. Be very cautious when baiting and removing hooks.

3. Never fish on unauthorized waterways.

4. Follow the posted speed limits and wake warnings that accompany the use of a boat.

5. Don’t forget to bring all relevant safety items, like flashlights, maps, water, and a mobile phone.

Fishing remains to be a favorite pastime. Simply follow the rules, be responsible and be courteous of others and your environment and you’ll definitely enjoy the sport of fishing.

Fishing for Beginners – Basic Rules

Thursday, April 25, 2013

People new to the sport of fishing need to know some of the basic rules in fishing. Just like other forms of hunting, it involves the environment and those around you. It’s an ancient practice that dates back nearly 10,000 years ago.

In spite of modern technological developments, a lot of the fishing rules, regulations and social norms remain the same. Remember to practice good stewardship of our waterways when you’re fishing. These waterways were around thousands of years before you and should remain long after we are gone. Practice certain behaviors and make sure you’re taking care of the places where people fish so that others will enjoy these places for years to come.

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Always bring a trash bag to use for your garbage when you’re fishing and dump your refuse in properly designated dumping stations instead of throwing it in the water. Never ever litter as this will destroy or hurt the environment.

Before you head out on your fishing trip, always check with your destination to see what their local regulations allow as certain areas allow for certain bait and gear. You might also encounter limits on the number, size, and kind of fish that you can keep. Pay attention to these limits. If you’re going to use a boat while fishing, try to find out what kinds of watercraft are allowed where you’re going to fish.

Lastly, do not fish where fishing is not permitted! Some of the reasons why fishing is not allowed include the proper care of vegetation, the protection of certain wildlife, and the safety of those who want to fish.

Camping Basics for a Good Night Sleep

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How important is a good night sleep to campers? Well, let’s just say that he needs it in order to function properly the next day. Hence, if campers would like to go exploring or hunting the next day, they need to have enough rest. Today, I’m going to share with you some camping essentials for a good night’s sleep.

It is important to bring the right camping equipment for campers to enjoy their trip and this includes some sleeping bags and sturdy foam mattresses. The most important one is the tent. There are many kinds to choose from like the small and large dome tents, sun shelters, streamlined adventure tent covers, and sturdy framed tent structures. Choose one that meets your requirement as the tent is going to be your home in the unknown place ensuring a secured and protected sleep. You should likewise include a nice woolen blanket to keep you warm and help you achieve your desired good night sleep after a tiring camping day.

Camping is definitely fun and exciting especially for people who enjoy exploring outdoor nature. It is a chance for campers to get away and relax. Hence, it is important to plan ahead and make a checklist to ensure all your camping gears are in good condition. Keeping all these things in mind is the key to a successful camping trip!

Essential Hiking Equipment For Everyone

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hiking is an outdoor activity that involves travelling or walking on foot in the mountains or the countryside. The equipment needed for hiking depends on the duration of your trip and the kind of activities you plan to engage in.

Always look for high quality hiking equipment. It should be lightweight, easy to use, yet durable enough to last for your next hiking trips. Make sure you’ll be able to carry everything without stopping you from enjoying your trip.

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Now, amongst the most important hiking equipment is the backpack. It is the favorite of people who love to travel much. Backpacks are durable and lightweight and most of its models are so compact you can actually fold it to fit into your pocket. Choose one that has a comfortable broad strap which can be adjusted to your body. Also, it should be able to carry all your other equipment making sure it’s comfortable for you to carry.

Aside from the backpack, included also in the list of hiking equipment are items like compass, sunscreen, clothes, flashlight, sunglasses, fire starter, knife, and first aid kit. Others include items like insect repellent, an emergency blanket, and a GPS navigation device. If you intend to trail during nighttime and sleep there, you should include a tent in your list of equipment.

Of course, don’t forget to bring sufficient amount of food and water. Just don’t bring too much food since you’ll be the one to carry its load. Bring only the basic foodstuff and apportion it on a day-to-day basis.

The most important rule in hiking is you should bring only enough to sustain yourself and not too much that it becomes a burdensome load and prevents you to enjoy your hiking trip. Make your hiking trip an enjoyable and memorable experience by planning it properly and using only high quality hiking equipment.

Hunting Survival Tips

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hunting is one of the many outdoor activities I like to do. So today, I’m going to share with you some hunting survival tips.

Always have with you maps of the area you’ll be hunting and a compass to help you, just in case you get lost in the unfamiliar wood. Also bring with you a flashlight with extra batteries to use if you get caught out after dark. It is also good to have a sharp knife and some matches in a waterproof case.

If you’re not skilled at searching for food in the wild then you should bring some granola, dried fruit, or candy bars with you. Never eat any unfamiliar plants or berries, it could be unsafe to eat or poisonous. Now, we all know that humans can survive without food for weeks but only three days with no water. So it is also necessary to bring a bottle or two of drinking water. Don’t drink any water found on the land without boiling it first. This is to kill off any parasites or bacteria in it.

You should include a needle and thread in your survival kit. You can use them to repair torn clothing or to stitch up wound in case an injury happens and you can’t get immediate medical attention. It’s also important to bring a rope with six to eight-foot length which you can use to help build a shelter, to secure equipment during your hike, or for first aid purposes. You can even use it for a makeshift clothesline to dry some wet clothes. Be sure to bring the rope with your and not leave it in the truck. Belts can be used as a tourniquet or to secure a splint to a limb in emergencies. So wearing a belt when you’re out there hunting is actually a brilliant idea.

In making a fire, remember to choose an area far from trees and shrubs and line your ditch with small stones or boulders to contain the embers. Before leaving the area, always triple check to make sure the fire is completely out to prevent any potential forest fire.

Oh, before I forget…. if you’re hunting together with your children, teach them to respect nature and the environment. You can do this by modeling respectful behavior whilst showing them the basics of hunting. By doing so, you’ll be sure the joys of hunting will stay for generations to come.

Planning A Great Camping Adventure

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Do you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and breathe in fresh air? If so, then start packing your things and go outdoors with your friends or loved ones. But remember, you’ll be away from your cozy room, your soft bed, and the comfort of your house. You’ll be out there in the open, susceptible to those pesky insects along with the changes in weather conditions. Hence, you need something to protect you from all these elements and this is the primary purpose of a tent.

Tents are made to address the need of campers for shelter. And so, it should be able to guard you from the sudden changes in the weather. A good tent should be able to endure heavy downpour and keep you cozy during cold nights. This means you should find a tent that’s made of water-resistant fabric. Also, consider insulation when choosing a tent. There are tents that have an air pocket in the middle and are made from more than one layer of man-made fabric which shuts the cold out.

There are many kinds of tents and there are plenty of shops where you can buy them from, especially on the internet. In my shop, I sell tents of different styles, sizes, and colors. Some of the tents look so contemporary and go beyond the usual appearance of a tent. Yet there are also other things that you need to consider, such as if a tent is easy to set up and convenient to transport.

There are other factors that you should consider when buying a tent. But in the end, it’s your comfort, shelter, and protection that is more important. So be sure to choose the right tent for you, to keep you against the forces of nature which can be very nasty at times. You can’t afford to get sick while your peers are out there having fun and enjoying the beauty of nature.

My Very Own Outdoor Shop

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I always love the outdoors and enjoy camping with friends as well. That’s why I decided to put up my own shop that sells different outdoor and camping gears. Being new in the business I might really choose check or cash rather than accept credit card payments. Verifying a customer’s credit card entails a fee and paying for anything apart from the capital simply turns into a loss. However, in these days of plastic cards settlement, a credit card system is definitely part of the capital.

This is the reason why companies of any size really should accept electronic payment. Not allowing payment by credit card might have an impact on sales as many pay through that. Convenience is going to be the primary factor. If a service or product has a convenient payment system, it’s going to generate a lot more customers.

If ever my business would accept credit card payments, clients will keep coming back. As soon as this happens, I will eventually have a steady flow of clients wherein many more will join. Once the volume of buyers goes up just because my company is ready to receive credit card payments, an increase in income will follow. An increase in profit is definitely an additional reason my business should begin receiving credit card payments.

It’s all part of this movement known as swift spending. The key is not allowing the credit cardholder enough time to care about a purchase. A faultless card system and machine would help make this practical for my business. It will likewise make it simpler for me to track exactly how many persons purchased items that they don’t really need on a sudden want on a particular day.

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My blog is on its way….

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So, this is my blog - not sure what I am going to talk about, but as I like ‘Action Sports’, with ‘Climbing’ being my main interest, you should probably expect a fair bit of climbing related discussion :)

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