You might have heard the phrase “Great British Summer” bandied about from time to time, but if you stop to think about what it actually means, you should probably think twice about what you’re packing ready for your summer holiday to the camp sites and caravan parks of the UK. The weather could be fine of course, but over here there is always a chance that it won’t be, so it’s important to make sure you take certain things with you.
Plastic bags are a good start, to keep your wet stuff away from your dry stuff. Re-sealable if possible, so you can use them should you ever go away in the rainy British weather ever again. Perhaps most importantly though is socks. Nothing is more uncomfortable and prone to ruining the holiday you’ve worked so hard to save up for than a wet pair of socks, and if you don’t have a nice, clean, dry pair to put on instead, it’s not going to get any better for you. It’s also a good idea to take a number of different types of socks, for different occasions too.
You will need a very thick pair of socks for inside your wellies, and assuming you’re going to get them wet, a few more pairs too. Wellies are absolutely essential for camping in Britain, because you’re going to ruin those nice shoes even taking a quick trip to the bathroom.
Don’t leave your nice shoes at home though. One of the great things about camping in the UK is the flexibility that it offers you; you can cook some simple beans in your tent, or you can go out for a meal in a country pub, so it’s important that you can look presentable if you want to. And obviously, if you’re taking your nice shoes, you’re going to want some nice socks to match. Several pairs of course.
There’s a chance that it won’t rain, and this shouldn’t be overlooked. You should always check the weather just before you go – BBC Weather is always a good place to start. You should also check Pitchup.com for more advice on what to do when the inevitable rain does come – because it really doesn’t have to ruin your holiday.
I know that we are living now in a very fast-paced world, where you can get everything you need with just a click of a button or two, including news and information to be sent out to families and friends across the globe, and, yes, even groceries, much thanks to the advent of modern-day technology, you can now simply show in your convenience at the comfort and safety of your dining room.
Another exciting thing you can also do with the aid of your handy-dandy laptop and able gadgets and devices is online dating. You might be too tied up with your offline world with jobs and other things that occupy your time, but you can always go to a virtual date, much thanks to online dating sites. Those who lack the experience of an actual date can also try a virtual one for starters!
So who’s up for online dating over the weekend?
A foray into snowboarding can at first seem like an extremely expensive undertaking. A proper snowboarding trip requires a large amount of equipment and safety gear, from the board itself to boots, clothing and storage materials. But with the proper shopping habits and research a snowboarder of any skill level can put together a respectable collection of the essential gear.
Firstly, a rider is nothing without a good snowboard. It is the key piece to any trip down the mountain and usually the primary expense. A well-crafted board can cost hundreds of dollars but that’s money well spent when considering the features of such a board. The Bataleon snowboard is one of the more well-made on the market today. The company uses patented board shapes that feature two sets of curvatures at the ends and around the corners of the board. It flies down the mountain at amazing speeds all while maintaining precise control without digging into the snow and throwing the rider.
Such a finely crafted board deserves to be kept out of harm’s way when not in use. A good snowboard bag will not only keep the board safe from the elements but it allows the rider to carry other gear as well. Investing in a cheap snowboard bag is a small price to pay for knowing that your board cannot get scratched, chipped or damaged in any way between trips. And with the added gear needed for such a high-speed board a good place to carry it all well be welcome.
Some of that gear is essential when ripping down the mountain at high speeds on such a precise, advanced board. The proper boots are necessary to keep the rider both comfortable and secure in their bindings on the board. These can be a big expense but by finding a snowboard boot sale many top pairs can be had for deep discounts. With the low price buyers will still get well-insulated snug-fitting boots that will keep feet dry and warm even in the event of a fall. And since that’s such a common danger on fast boards a pair of snowboarding goggles is also essential. These keep snow, wind and debris out of the face and eyes at all times so as to avoid injury. It’s a primary piece of safety gear recommended for any level of snowboarder. Like the other items they can be found for cheap when looking in the right areas, and doing so will get that snowboarding trip started even quicker and for less money than most people usually assume.