Posts by Suse Hammond-Pears

New LifeStraw Go with 2-stage filtration

GEAR | New LifeStraw Go With 2-Stage Filtration Review

What we tested New LifeStraw Go with 2-stage filtration €54.95 Buy it here Technical features Uses replaceable activated carbon capsule...

Surf Snowdonia

ACTIVE | Surfing, Glamping and a Weekend of Fun at Surf Snowdonia, Wales

The summer was grudgingly underway and just before the school holidays, we were invited to visit Surf Snowdonia, for a...

car camping tips

CAMPING | How To Fit Lots of Camping Gear in an Average Family Car

When I first started camping many years ago, it was with the bare minimum of gear. As the years have...

Jacket with hood up

Mountain Warehouse Bracken Extreme Melange 3 in 1 Womens Jacket – Review

What we tested Bracken Extreme Melange 3 in 1 Womens Jacket from Mountain Warehouse £89.99 Buy it here 3 in...

Campsite review Little Oak Nottingham

CAMPSITES | Little Oak Campsite, Retford, Nottingham – Review

Our first proper camping trip of the year for our household, hurrah! Once more we did the magical vanishing trick...

packing list for camping

CAMPING | Suse’s Ultimate Weekend Camping Packing List

We unfortunately missed our first get-away of the year as the trip was cancelled the day before we were due...

Relax and enjoy nature

WELLBEING | Stop, stop and listen for the bough top is whistling

In the ’70s, an Irish poet named Austin Clarke published a poem entitled ‘The Blackbird of Derrycairn’. It’s a clever...

5m Bell Tent with Zipped in ground sheet

CAMPING | Suse’s 2016 Top 10 Comfy Family Camping Essentials

April is well under way at the time of writing and it’s the time of year when the seasonal aisle...

Petwer Storm Gower Boots Review

GEAR | Peter Storm Women’s Gower Walking Boot

What Suse tested A pair of Peter Storm brand women’s Gower Walking Boots, purchased from Ultimate Outdoors. Fully waterproof Designed...

Regatta Kids Stormcloud Junior Welly Wellington Boots Purple

Regatta Kids Stormcloud Junior Welly From Outdoor Look – Review

What I tested Regatta Kids Stormcloud Junior Welly Wellington Boots in Purple Vulcanised natural rubber construction – durable weather protection...

GEAR | Decathlon Quechua Arpenaz 100 Boots – Long Term Test

I think it may be a mark of how just much I love these boots, that even a full year...

Suse's favourite enamel washing up bowl!

6 Clever Camping Food Hacks

With some clever planning, you can make sure that catering when camping is an absolute doddle. After many years under...

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