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  1. Pancakes - the ideal camping breakfast.
    12 Feb, 2018
    Pancakes - the ideal camping breakfast.
    This week's blog is a little early, for a very good reason.  IT'S PANCAKE DAY!  Historically, a day to use up the perishables in the house before the Lentern fast, now a celebration of the wonderful thing of beauty and deliciousness that is the good old pancake. As well as being all-round awesome, the pancake is also a brilliant food for camping and camper van cookery, as it only requires minimal ingredients and utensils. You can even pre-mix your batter and take it along with you in a clean
  2. Adventure Dates: Stand Out This Valentine's!
    05 Feb, 2018
    Adventure Dates: Stand Out This Valentine's!
    Gone are the days of the popularity of tables for two, a dozen red roses and a cheesy card. Such actions are unimaginative, uninspired, and unlikely to win many favours with your other half. If you want to be truly original and romantic, try planning an adventure date. Adventure dates have a massive appeal because they are fun, different, spontaneous – and have the additional benefit of being pretty cheap and easy to organise. Here are some ideas: Boating: You could arrange a cruise on this
  3. How To Camp - Beginners Guide Part 3. Where to Camp.
    31 Jan, 2018
    How To Camp - Beginners Guide Part 3. Where to Camp.
    Camping is just brilliant. It can't be overstated how much fun is to be had by becoming a camper. There's something primeval and satisfying about building your home, lighting a fire, cooking your food outdoors, and sleeping under the stars, to be woken by birdsong and dawn's natural light. It appeals to the deep-seated wild person within, and leaves you feeling truly at peace and nourished with the re-connection to nature.  There are many other benefits to it as well, none more so than the
  4. How to Camp - Beginners Guide part 2. Sleeping.
    23 Jan, 2018
    How to Camp - Beginners Guide part 2. Sleeping.
    There are a few things to consider when setting up your camp for the best possible night's sleep.  What to sleep ON What to sleep UNDER What to sleep IN And, of course, WHERE to position your tent for optimum sleeping comfort. What to sleep on:  ​Even in summer, it can get cold at night. It's essential to create good insulation between yourself and the ground. You can do this using foam mats (children's foam play mats are a good option) tent carpet (basically a giant picnic rug) or even a
  5. How to Camp - Beginners Guide. Part 1: Choosing a Tent.
    16 Jan, 2018
    How to Camp - Beginners Guide. Part 1: Choosing a Tent.
    So, you want to start camping! Whether it be as an individual, looking to escape the daily grind and get a taste of the wilderness, or you’re a family trying to find more affordable alternatives for family holidays – we can help you to get sorted with everything you need from advice on tents, to the best campsites around. Over the next four weeks, we will be writing a How To Camp – Beginners Guide. Choosing a tent. When choosing a tent, you want to make sure of a few things. Ensure it’s big
  6. 10 Jan, 2018
    Signs of Spring
    Have you noticed the birds? Suddenly, there are dozens of birds singing everywhere in the hedges. In our garden, buds are appearing on trees, and the evenings are getting imperceptibly lighter. The Earth is stirring; the sun is creeping back over the horizon; the frosts are melting and we are starting to see the early signs of Spring approaching. The sense of potential is great. Thoughts of adventure begin to arise in the mind; plans of road trips to be had, beaches to be discovered. Memories
  7. 07 Dec, 2017
    What we love about Winter
    Most of the time when we think about exploring the country, we make plans for the warmer, sunnier seasons. However – there are multitudes of amazing experiences to be had all year round. Here at OLPRO we love to get outdoors whatever the weather, so have written a roundup of the OLPRO team’s favourite places to go and things to do in winter. Horseriding:  Becky loves getting out on her pony, she says ‘it’s great being able to get closer to nature and enjoy the views. I especially love the
  8. Stocking Fillers for your Wild One
    17 Nov, 2017
    Stocking Fillers for your Wild One
    Present shopping can be a nightmare, especially for the less materialistic, outdoorsy person, who appreciates nothing more than the wilderness. So, what’s the solution? Get them some gear that will add comfort and convenience to their outdoor experience, of course! Here’s a roundup of our top 5 Stocking Fillers for Outdoorsy People.
  9. Halloween Half Term Ideas
    11 Oct, 2017
    Halloween Half Term Ideas
    October half term can be a tricky one – the weather is a bit rubbish, it’s not yet Christmas, everyone is exhausted from the clocks changing and the first half term back at school. But it’s also the perfect time to bunker down with the family, and take some time to relax and renew before the crazy 6 or 7 week lead up to Christmas. Autumn is also a time when there are lots of outdoor activities on for families – with Bonfire Night and Halloween providing a wealth of fun, usually at a very low