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Top 15 Camping Essentials

Camping is great. Being out in the great outdoors, sitting around the fire, sleeping under the stars. I prefer to travel light though, and the amount of camping equipment there is out there and the amount of stuff people take camping is pretty mindboggling. With a lovely camping trip fresh in my memory, I thought I would compile a list of my essential camping items to be a happy camper. Tent – My preference would be a Canvas Bell Tent for comfort or an Air Tent for the easy option. Mattress – An inflatable mattress or ideally a self inflating mattress for ultimate comfort Kelly Kettle – These kettles boil water using a fire made from a few twigs. Great...

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Wild and Edible Flowers

  It's the beginning of spring, the sun is out and it's a great time of year for foraging. We are under lock down at the moment, so my daughters and I been foraging for flowers in our overgrown garden. I've found Primroses, Wild Violets, Forget-me-Nots and Dandelions, which are all edible. Violets are also known to strengthen the immune system, ease coughs and respiratory conditions. The Ancient Greeks wore crowns adorned with violets to relieve headaches and aid sleep. Primroses can be transformed into crystalised cake decorations be brushing them with an egg white wash and dipping them in sugar. Dandelions can be used to make Dandelion Wine We've been using the fresh flowers to decorate cakes and make pretty ice cubes. They can...

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