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10 reasons to go camping

10 reasons to go camping

10 reasons why you should go camping for your next holiday

1. Camping can be the ultimate romantic getaway!

With Valentine’s Day now upon us, it’s a good time to point out that an adventurous camping getaway can be the perfect romantic trip for many couples. For many of the reasons you’re about to read, camping can be the best way to spend time with your other half, whether it’s the picturesque views, the quality time spent together or just the ability to make some unforgettable ‘out of the ordinary’ memories together, camping is the way forward.

2 It’s the best way to see a sunset and sunrise
Imagine waking up every morning and rolling out of bed to the greatest view of a sunset or sunrise. If you know the perfect spot for viewing a sunset or a sunrise, then there really is no easier way to capture th at perfect tranquil moment. Why not use that extra time you would have spent on travelling from a hotel for setting up the ultimate camera shot… or maybe just extra snoozing in bed.

3. Camping is also perfect for gazing at stars
Everybody loves  stargazing right?! Well imagine being able to do that every night, from the comfort of your own tent. Some tents now allow you to stargaze under the canvas of your own tent with purpose-built stargazing panels. Most campsites are a good distance from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities and towns, meaning there is no light pollution and only clear sky views for the perfect starry night.

4. Spending Quality Time with Others
Do you remember when holidays revolved around spending quality time with each other, and not around how strong the wifi connection is? When camping is done properly, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to spend real quality time together and even remind others of the value of this time together. Enjoy each other’s company and tell those winning stories that always makes your family and loved ones laugh, and tell those awful jokes you know that unfortunately don’t.

5. Spend Quality Time on Yourself
Camping isn’t just for families and lovebirds though! Many backpackers choose to go camping on their own as the ideal opportunity to go on an adventure of their own and get away from it all. For some people, there’s nothing more exciting than going completely off the beaten track and creating an adventure that is unique to them alone. Definitely a great experience for those who enjoy their own company.

6. Immerse yourself in nature
Many campsites are designed to give you the best possible opportunity to witness nature at its finest. Some of the best camping adventures are the ones that allow you to see the sights that you just wouldn’t get in a built up environment. Whether you’re camping near rivers, or pitching in hilly areas, there are some incredible views to be had in the company of friendly wildlife.

7. It’s great for your wellbeing
Nowadays, we hear all the time about the importance of looking after yourself. At a time when people are constantly ‘switched on’ with phones in their pockets and internet connectivity faster and more accessible than ever, the best way to look after your own wellbeing can be an exciting camping escape. Of course, camping will give you the opportunity to get some fresh air into your lungs and a chance to unwind from some of the stresses of modern life.

8. Relax and recharge
Similarly , the fresh air and exercise will help you to relax, sleep well and recharge your batteries. It’s easy to create a camping adventure that is set to the pace that you want it to be - no rushing around and no stressful traffic jams to contend with! The oxygen will be good for your body and you’ll almost certainly end a camping adventure feeling refreshed.

9. It’s a better option for the environment
Constantly flying abroad is damaging for the environment. Flying takes a lot of energy and releases a large amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this only worsens the greenhouse gas effect which is causing temperatures to rise. So you can rest easy in the knowledge that camping is a low-carbon alternative that the environment will thank you for.

10. Camping is affordable
And last but not least, camping is also good for your bank account! Buying a high quality tent once can provide you with a lifetime of accommodation for future holidays and your biggest expense will most likely be the travel cost to get to your camping destination. So imagine all of the nice things you can spend your extra money on, maybe an extra holiday or two... ok, maybe 5!
 
Father's Day Ideas.

Father's Day Ideas.

Father's day is quickly coming upon us, as it always does. What once was a distant dream is now a reality touching down with a couple of weeks. Now, don't despair, your friendly neighbourhood Olpro blog post is here to help with ideas for what to get that special man in your life!

 

The classic... A tent!

Just in time for the big day we have received a big load of stock so we are able to supply all of your camping needs! Whether it be a brand new POP Tent or a big Wichenford 8 Berth a tent can provide a lot of great quality family time and fun. Also, with Father's Day being the 19th of June it is perfect timing for a spontaneous camping trip!

See all of our tents here

 

A Caravan Mover

We have now started to stock caravan movers which are a near must have accessory for anyone who is serious about caravanning. A caravan movers basic feature is to accurately move a caravan into required destination such as a driveway or pitch. This device eliminates any physical labour which can lead to injury. The caravan movers that we stock can be fitted on your own, or we can provide a fitter to help.

 

Melamine

Melamine is a great gift for anyone who likes anything outdoors. We provide both 16 and 8 piece sets in various different designs. Melamine is better to use outside as it doesn't smash when knocked over. This is handy when travelling to and from your favourite camping destinations, as well as inevitable bumps and knocks on campsites.

Find your perfect set here

 

Breeze Awnings

Despite working at a company that largely designs and supplies camping gear such as tents and awnings, I will be the first one to put my hands up and say that I am useless at putting up anything involving poles and fabric. This all changed however when I tried to put up the Loopo Breeze. This awning removes all difficult to use stiff poles and replaces them with inflatable inner tubes. This means all that you need to put up this range of awnings is a pump and a campervan! 

Check out the range here

 

 

So here concludes what I see as top picks this Father's Day! With great weather on the horizon as well I can't see a better reason to go outside with the family!