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OLPRO Products You Can Use In Your Garden

OLPRO Products You Can Use In Your Garden

When it comes to this point in the year the weather just isn't as inviting to pack up bags and go on a camping holiday. However, we've put this blog post together to show you that you can still use your OLPRO products, even in the comfort of your own home. 

 

The first thing we use all year round, home or away, is our Melamine Sets

We especially love our Witley Melamine Set as we think it almost has the ability to look like a Fair Isle Christmas pattern.

We really enjoy doing a cooked breakfast and then heading out into the garden with our Melamine. If you close your eyes you could almost imagine yourself on your favourite campsite. 

8 Piece Witley Melamine Set Melamine Camping Tableware Sets

The Witley 8 Piece Melamine Set is just $25.00. 

 

The second OLPRO product that we use all year round are our Pop Tents.

They're super speedy and really easy to put up and take down, so you can pick and choose when you want them up or not. They work so well as a kids play tent, or as a fun sleep over option. The size means they also fit into most gardens!

 

The Blue OLPRO Pop Tent is just $71.00.

 

Along the same sleepover lines, the next product we use all year round is our OLPRO Dark Moon Sleeping Bag. This comes in both a single and adouble size.

 

We love the Dark Moon pattern in particular, as the colourway is so autumnal. The size options are also an added bonus as they're great if kids want to share or for a couple.

OLPRO Dark Moon Pattern Double 300gsm fill Sleeping Bag OLPRO

We love using these sleeping bags whilst camping in our pop tent, as they make it so cosy and fun. 

The Double Dark Moon sleeping bag is $64.00 and theSingle Dark Moon sleeping bag is $35.00

 

The next three products that we use all year round are our: Windbreaks, Picnic Rugs and our Fold Out Tables.

 

One of our favourite windbreakers that we do is our Beach Compact 4 Pole.

We especially love this design as it makes us feel like we're at the beach, even if we're really hundreds of miles away. There are endless uses for our windbreakers during the colder months. For kids, they're great as a den making support, and for adults we love using them as a wind protector for when we're having late night campfires. 

 The Beach 4 Pole Compact Windbreak (Steel Poles) Windbreaks Camping & Beach Windbreak

The Beach Compact 4 Pole windbreak is just $51.00.

 

Whilst we're out in our gardens, a Picnic Rug is definitely an essential. It keeps the damp away whilst sitting out and it adds a bit of cosiness to our pop tents, as a makeshift carpet.

We especially love it in this pink colour as it's so bright and fun. 

Matio Picnic Rug Strawberry Print Regatta

The Matio Picnic Rug in the Strawberry Print is just $22.00.

 

The final product we are going to mention today is our Folding Map Table. Even though we are stopping here, we really believe that you can find a use for any OLPRO product in your garden or house, all year round. 

 

The Map Table is great as it folds up, so it's perfect for storage when you're not using it. The table has extendable legs with two height settings. It's both lightweight and convenient.

World Map Folding Games Table Black Silver Furniture OLPRO

We love using our map table for games nights out in the garden, and for eating our campfire treats on. 

The World Map Folding Games Table in Black is just $58.00.

 

We hope that you've learnt something from this blog and that it's given you some home-spiration ideas for ways that you can use your OLPRO products even in the colder months!

 

 

Simple Camping Recipes

Simple Camping Recipes

Cooking whilst camping can be challenging, so it's best to have a few recipes that you can count on being easy and trustworthy. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Drinks. 

The Key Rules to Wild Camping

The Key Rules to Wild Camping

Wild camping is sleeping outdoors pretty much anywhere other than a campsite. This can be done in a tent and is ideally done quite far away from any roads or buildings.

It's the perfect way to escape from the stresses of everyday life whilst also exploring the wonderful scenery of this world.

However, there are some rules that you have to follow if you are to have a successful and safe trip. Here are the ones that we feel you should be aware of:

  • Firstly, you have to follow the Outdoor Access CodeYou have to make sure that you leave no traceof where you have camped and also make sure that you don’t disturb other people or wildlifewhilst you’re thereAlso make sure that you don’t dig ditches, trample on plants or move rocks.
  • Secondly, know where you’re going. It’s not as simple to just pick up your tent and head off- wild camping is allowed in most of Scotland (some restrictions apply near Loch Lomond) and on Dartmoor in Devon, but currently it is technicallyillegal elsewhere in England and Wales without the landowner’s consent.Consequently, if you want to travel to areas like the Lake District, responsible wild camping in certain places on higher ground istolerated.
  • Another tip to know about is that you should pitch your tent up as late at night as possible and then pack up again as early as you can the next day.
  • You shouldn’t stay in the same place for any longer than a night or two.
  • You should also pay attention to ‘no camping’ signs, you should keep it to a small group and also look for a site that is flat andsheltered from the wind.
  • You should always stay well clear of pitching up in fieldsthat have crops or grazing livestockinside.
  • When people pack to go camping they often pack a lot of luxury items, however, you really only need atent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, some kind of cooking gear, food, a water bottle, a torchyour smartphone and rucksack. Anything else is just a luxury.
  • It’s always a bonus if you can choose a tent with a colour that blends well with the scenery. If you check out our shop you will be able to find lots of different tents that do this perfectly- maybe try having a look at our Pioneer tent in particular.
  • You should also try to avoid lighting a fire, even if you can tell that other people have done so. The landowner may find this extremely disrespectful so it’s best to just stick to your camping stove and put more layers on if you're cold.
  • It is important to leave the site as you found it. As well as packing up your own littertry taking away any you came across whilst you were there too. 
  • Finally, before heading off, you should always let someone know roughly where you will be and when you’re expected to be back.

Happy camping everyone! 

Safest English campsites for post-lockdown

Safest English campsites for post-lockdown

Gearing up for the road-trip season, Scottish car leasing comparison site, LeaseFetcher, have published a list of the top 10 ‘safest’ locations in England and their​ best-rated campsites and campervan parks​.

With data from the UK Government (COVID-19 infections), the ONS (population data) and Google Locations (Campgrounds), LeaseFetcher has built a nifty table where keen road trippers can sort destinations and campgrounds by things such as opening date; Google rating; COVID-19 infection rates; if toilet facilities are open, and distance to nearest shop or petrol station.

The table can be found on the LeaseFetcher website here. ​

Top 10 ‘safest’ English destinations are as follows:
1. Rutland
2. Cornwall
3. Dorset
4. Devon
5. North East Lincolnshire
6. Wiltshire
7. Bath & North Somerset
8. Somerset
9. East Sussex
10. Knowsley

Will Craig, Founder of LeaseFetcher, said: “Nothing beats a good road trip, and especially not now when we’re trying to slowly phase back normal life whilst trying to keep Coronavirus at bay. When you travel in your own vehicle, adhere to regional guidelines and sleep under the stars you’re about as safe as if you were to stay on your couch at home”​.

“There are only so many home improvements one can do and only so many loaves of banana bread one can bake, so it’s great news that the country is once again opening up for tourism!”​

At a time when the tourism industry is just beginning to open up again, and with the strict health and safety guidelines, drivers should expect this year’s road trip to be a little different. Pitches will need to be booked in advance and campgrounds will likely have rules and regulations on how many campers can use facilities, check-in at once and whether you’re allowed to stay as a group of friends or only with your household.

The "safe" locations on the list are deemed so since they have a low number of cases - and they certainly want to keep it that way! Opening up the tourism industry again comes with risks, so it’s important that all holidaymakers
take measures to keep themselves and others safe.

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