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New Bedouin cuisine

It’s electrifying

Explore the delights of Kent from the tasty Sandwich Leisure Park – a superb family campsite in an ideal location

Guyrope Gourmet serves up his Moroccan meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce – a quick and easy meal for hungry campers

Not Grease but it’s our guide to getting the best out of an electric hook-up! Everything you need to know about safe use…

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INNOVATIVE FAMILY CAMPING

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Iconic MonTy the best…

… says singer songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor who has chosen Outwell for her family holidays. Page 7


editor’s welcome

content 3 Meet the fans We meet Amanda and Ed Byrne

3 Open Air John Traynor takes us on an off-beat ramble through an outdoor writer’s camping life

4 Site reviews

clive garreTt

Our very own Outwell camper

Bite into tasty Sandwich Leisure Park

5 Cooking with Outwell Meatballs from Guyrope Gourmet

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ummer is here and I’ve added a couple of pages to your favourite fanzine just for this month so that I could share our trip to Nantcol with you – and, of course, the news that we have a rather famous fan join the ranks of Outwell campers! My wife,Tricia, and I have been enjoying a lot of camping recently – three long weekends in May alone. While you can read about Nantcol here, I just haven’t enough room to share our superb weekend camping with The Camping and Caravanning Club at its excellent Hertford site to celebrate its National Camping and Caravanning Week. As part of the event Outwell fully supports the Club’s Real Richness Awards that, this year, highlights the perks of camping on Club sites. But, while I can fully endorse the excellent facilities across the Club Site network, it is the delight of meeting fellow tent camping members that I really enjoy. And meet them we did at this Friendly Club meet. Our Outwell sister-brand, Easy Camp, has a number of white tents designed for campers to express themselves by applying

their own designs using fabric paints. We took a number of these for children to paint. As always, it proved very popular and it was a delight to see parents equally absorbed in decorating the tent alongside their kids. Outwell is all about helping to create those outdoor family moments and it felt good to know that you can have a positive role in making a family’s day one to remember. And that is what I like about how Outwell campers help each other on the campsite and on our own Facebook page and those of our fan clubs. We are one community and if we cannot immediately help an Outwell camper you can bet that there is a skilled and knowledgeable camper online who can. I look forward to seeing you all either in the field or on Facebook! Happy camping!

6 Nantcol visited On site in Wales with the Outwell Camping Club

7 Star rating Singer songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor chooses Outwell for family camping

8 Technical feature All you need to know about using electric hook-ups on site

9 Q&A of the month Weathering a tent

10 Image of the month Your pics tell a story

10 Competition Your chance to win a great and unique prize!

Cheers Clive Garrett Editor

Editorial Issue: July 2013 Editor Clive Garrett editorial@outwell.com Publisher Lotte Simonsen los@oase-outdoors.dk Design Kaja Damgaard Emails addresses are for editorial use only – product related emails should be sent to info@outwell.com Copyright © 2013 Oase Outdoors ApS. All Rights Reserved. Use of information, content and images only by written approval from the editor or publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Oase Outdoors. Every care is taken to ensure that the content of this magazine is accurate, but we assume no responsibility for any affect from errors or omissions. While every care is taken with unsolicited material submitted for publication we cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

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meet the fans

open air

Family first

We first met Amanda and Ed Byrne last year when camping with fellow Outwell fans at Appletree campsite in Gloucestershire. They were busy entertaining their two children – nine-year-old Chloe and Daisi, five – and their new friends. Crafts were the order of the day and it was proving very noisy, messy and fun – everything that our camping couple want to provide their kids!

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manda and Ed are pragmatic about why they camp and, although seasoned lightweight campers, they now consider themselves very much fairweather family campers. Amanda says: “Camping proves a cheap break and the kids love it – they wonder off to make new friends, leaving mum and dad to relax.” And that means relaxing with their own newly-made camping friends as well as organising events for what appears to be every child on the campsite! The Byrne’s chosen accommodation is a Monty, which they love for its great size and the fact it has a side porch for a chemical toilet – the perfect solution to the problem of their Our award-winning Montana (right) has gained iconic status over the years and is widely acknowledged as one of the best family tents ever. There are a number of versions to suit use and pocket – all showcase Outwell innovation and quality that won the Montana 6 the first ever Tent of the Year Award from Camping – the UK’s leading magazine for tent campers.

children having to negotiate the campsite if they need to answer a call of nature at night. Ed says: “We’ve had the tent for a year now but, due to bad weather, we’ve only used it three times!” Amanda and Ed consider that the children are the priority when family camping and that if you keep the children happy then parents get a relaxing holiday themselves. With this in mind they always choose family sites to make life fun for the kids. Their favourite campsite? That’s a choice shared with many other Outwell campers – Warren Farm at Brean Sands. “It is a lovely site and has everything needed to keep our children amused all holiday.”

As canny family campers they always keep an eye open for a bargain and one of their top tips for anyone new to camping is to keep an eye on eBay for secondhand gear. But there are some things that they will not buy used – and for Ed that’s the camping trailer. Ed says: “It’s too much of a risk – safety has to come first. And I advise you buy the biggest you can afford – ours is a Maypole MP718.” For Amanda it’s all about staying warm for a good night’s sleep gets you ready for the next day’s adventures. She says: “Get a heater and don’t try and save money on bedding but buy the best you can. It can get very cold at night – even in summer. Wrap up and stay warm.”

John Traynor with an outdoor writer’s ramble through camping life. Follow John on Twitter @jtopenair

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amping has never been as much fun – the range of sites is greater than ever with something for everyone. Recently, I’ve tried new places and sites rather than sticking to the tried and trusted. By and large, the policy has worked. Some sites were gems to be visited again; others were best put down to experience. Not to be forgotten but certainly not to be revisited any time soon – if ever. What’s clearly emerged from this very personal research is that we absolutely prefer small, simple sites with bags of character and few facilities. Where there is room to spread out, relax, have fun and not trip over a neighbour’s guylines or queue for a shower. Top of our list is Glen Rosa on Arran. Not that it’s small – it’s huge, running right up the glen alongside the small river. So big, in fact, that it feels like wild camping and it’s well worth being self-contained and eco-friendly when you visit. Fabulous! If you have young children, it’s a paradise for running, cycling, exploring, building, damming and being safe. Of course, midges are a nightmare but nothing worthwhile having comes easy. We’ve been lucky enough to have the whole glen to ourselves and relished the isolation and chance to play music loud enough to enjoy with no fear of imposing on others. Toasted mallows over the fire after kebabs and corn on the cob made for an unforgettable outdoor experience. I was talking to my son the other day about the site and he rolled his eyes, saying, “Whoa! We always went to places like that when I was a kid. How come we never went anywhere that sold pizzas?” Sometimes, I think that boy has no soul. Each to their own.   July 2013 e-cAmp magazine 3


Site reviews

A tasty morsal Left: The attractive site provides superb modern facilities Top: Pitches are flat and lush – perfect for tent campers Above: Kids love the playground

Being conveniently situated for most of Kent’s beaches and historic Canterbury, the award-winning Sandwich Leisure Park appeals to couples and families alike, says Lynne Walker The site andwich Leisure Park (five-star rating and David Bellamy Conservation Award) is one of our favourite sites and we’ve returned nine years running. The staff always provide a friendly welcome. Entry is via a security barrier that features number plate recognition. The site is big but homely, approximately 200-plus pitches, all flat, lush and grassy and of ample size for most units. All pitches have a 10A electric supply, a water tap and a night light. The huge shower/toilet block is worthy of its Loo of the Year Award. A heated modern block, with spacious cubicles, clothes hooks and seated areas for changing – these are the nicest we have seen. Always immaculate and no queuing even at the busiest of times! Family bathrooms and facilities for the disabled campers are also available. This site’s kitchen comprises two microwaves, extra washing-up areas and

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free use of three large fridge freezers for freezer blocks. There are also several clean, modern, washing-up blocks and a laundry room with machines and tumble driers – tokens from reception. A stunning modern play park with seated areas proves very popular with the smaller ones but can get a little busy in full season. An ice cream van visits daily throughout the site during the main season. There’s a no cycling policy throughout the site. The area The park is located a few minutes’ walk from Sandwich, the medieval town and port. it boasts many beautiful old buildings. Attractions include curio shops and a twice weekly market. Sandwich is also a Cinque Port, offering a rich history and a wealth of things to experience that includes the Kent and East Sussex light steam railway, castles galore and the ports themselves.

Sandwich Leisure Park Woodnesborough Road Sandwich Kent CT13 0AA Web: sandwich-leisurepark.co.uk Tel: 01304 612681

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Facilities • 200+ pitches • Chemical disposal points • Disabled facilities

Tourism Information Web: visitsandwich.co.uk Web: whitecliffscountry.org.uk Tel: 01304 613565

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Family bathroom Camp kitchen with free freezers Washing-up facilities Children’s play area WiFi (fee charged) Gas available from reception Dog exercising area

It is an amazing place for families to explore so why not try: • White Mill Rural Heritage Centre. • Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust • A boat trip with the Sandwich River Bus to see seals and other wildlife. It also visits the Roman Fort below. • Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre; an English Heritage site • Canterbury – offers much more than its superb historic cathedral that’s well worth a visit. Eating out Local produce abounds and it is worth exploring the delights of the Sandwich pub and restaurant scene. For more traditional food there’s a fish and chip shop a fiveminute walk from the site and the usual variety of kebab houses and take-aways. Essentials can be obtained from the nearby well-stocked Co-op. Eat local From March to November, a farmers market is held on the last Saturday of every month. This is one of the key agricultural areas in England and there are any number of farm shops in the Sandwich area – try nearby Delf Farm Shop and White Mill Farm Shop. Did you know? Sandwich has the highest density of listed and medieval buildings in England.


guyrope gourmet

New Bedouin cuisine

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From a financial point of view, my first visit to Morocco was a disaster, says Josh ‘Guyrope Gourmet’ Sutton. Having been waylaid in the souk, I came away laden with toot, tat and an armful of ‘gifts’ that I never wanted to buy. In mitigation, I also came away with an appreciation for quick simple food and an insight into the wonder that is ground cumin.

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his is a dish that I have recreated from a memory – a not inconsiderable feat given I was young and imbibing in local customs like taking a copious amount of hashish on that trip, oh, so many years ago. Before you get back to the campsite, get your butcher to put the lamb through the mincer a couple of times as you want a very fine mince for this recipe. Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a dry pan for a couple of minutes. Crush to a powder in a pestle and mortar. Keep them on the move and don’t burn them! Place the minced lamb in a bowl together with a pinch of salt, the paprika, the crushed spices and a grind of black pepper. Using your fingertips, work the spice through the meat, mixing thoroughly. Take a pinch of the meat and form meatballs the size of large marbles. Set aside on a plate (500g of mince will make about 28 meatballs – enough for four healthy appetites). Place the meatballs in a non-stick frying pan and bring to heat (you won’t need any oil in the pan as the fat will begin to come out of the meat). Keep moving the meatballs around in the pan to ensure they brown on all sides. While the meatballs are cooking you can prepare this really easy sauce. Place a drop of olive oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic. Once the garlic starts to cook, halve the tomatoes and grate them, cut side, into the pan. Discard the skin, which will remain in your hand. Stir and season to taste as the grated tomatoes begin to thicken to a sauce. By the time the meatballs are cooked, the sauce will have thickened. Once off the heat, add a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley and spoon over the meatballs. This dish works well with a tabouleh salad. This is a quick two-pot recipe that takes little preperation. Prepare bulgar wheat prior to cooking and serve up cold as a light salad with olive oil, cucumber, tomato, mint…

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The Moroccan Lamb Meatballs recipe is taken from the new Guyrope Gourmet The background photo and above: It may be a cookbook, published by Punk Publishing with our support. And you can support the author by purchasing your signed copy from the Guyrope Gourmet website here. simple dish but little beats British asparagus served up with something light and fresh for a We would love to hear from all budding Guyrope Gourmets and share your recipes campsite snack on a sunny day! Treat yourself... with other Outwell campers in e-cAmp magazine – just send them with a few images to editorial@outwell.com   July 2013 e-cAmp magazine 5


HOLIDAY SPECIAL

FAN-TASTIC CAMP Happy Outwell campers with their tents in the valley below

Clive and Tricia Garrett always enjoy camping with other Outwell fans and the Outwell Camping Club’s May event at Nantcol proved an entertaining and fun few days for all on this brilliant Welsh campsite

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he May Nantcol meet was a first: the first time a major rally had been attempted by an Outwell fan club; the first time many of us had visited this excellent campsite; the first time that some had camped with such a varied group of people; the first time many of us had tried out our new tents. And, boy, was it a success! Like many, we could only make a long weekend and every day saw Outwell fans arrive or leave depending on holiday. Regardless, the fun continued with day trips, walks, train rides or just chilling out with latest chums while children played happily

in the shallow river or queued at reception for ice creams. And as evening approached campfires were lit to drive away the cold as the sun set behind the hills. Barbecues were fired up and various tipples were dispensed with ever-increasing vigour. Impromptu entertainment included circus skills from Mark Songhurst, who amazed onlookers with his stilt walking and juggling. As night fell the twirling of lights and lit staff produced strange effects and the comment from one child: “I know how he does it – he’s an alien!” With children safely tucked up and sleeping away the

Nantcol Waterfalls C&C Park Cefn Uchaf Llanbedr Gwynedd LL45 2PL Web: nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk Tel: 01341 241209 Facilities • 62 tent pitches • Electric Hook-ups • Chemical disposal points 6  e-cAmp magazine July 2013

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effects of a hard day’s play it was time for the adults to relax, swap stories and enjoy some great company. Good natured banter and laughter matched the warmth of the fires, proving that campers are a friendly and welcoming crowd – and that Outwell campers are the very best of the bunch! Will we repeat the experience? You bet. As the end of the camp drew near next year’s visit was already being planned and our names head the list. Until then there are always other rallies to look forward to. Find out more visit Outwell Camping Club on Facebook.

Disabled facilities Washing-up facilities Freezer Pack Service Small shop Small takeaway Camp fires (logs extra) WiFi (fee charged) River, waterfalls, walks

Tourism Information Web: secretsnowdonia.co.uk Tel: 01766 780658

Top: Superb riverside location Middle: Outwell row Above: The friendly reception sells Welsh ice cream! Above: Circus skills from the Songhursts Right: The waterfalls sit just a short stroll away from your pitch

Eat local Victoria Inn in Llanbedr serves good beer and food. It’s popular so book – especially Sunday lunchtimes. Small shop stocks local beer and butcher sells local meat. To visit Harlech Castle Portmeirion Village Ffestiniog Railway Note – remember to pack rock pegs!


meet the fans

Star status! You can imagine the surprise when Michael Cloake at Camping World called to tell us he had just supplied an Outwell Montana 6P to singer songwriter and pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor. But, as Sophie points out, she is a family camper and in her eyes she is investing in the best! And, with just days to spare before her family’s shake down trip, she was pleased to report that her faith in Outwell being easy to use was well-founded!

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ophie was a tad concerned when she saw the size of the packed tent but, with the help of husband, Richard Jones (bassist with the band, The Feeling) they followed good camping practice by checking it out before going away! They were soon pitch-perfect and the next hurdle was to get the tent and all their associated Outwell camping equipment into their car – we can all relate to this challenge. Happily they got everything packed and had a fantastic few days camping – as her pictures and subsequent Tweets prove. But, before Sophie set off she kindly answered a few questions for e-cAmp… Why camp and what would you like to get out of it? We’ve been talking a lot with the children about camping and we think our little boys would love it. Richard and I play a lot of festivals so there’s lots of opportunity to pitch a tent for a night or two. Our children are 9, 4 and 1 so I think it’s quite a magical thing to do with your parents – especially for my eldest two. Considerations when choosing gear? Well, we’re not the smallest of families so we wanted a tent that would sleep us all comfortably. Then it’s just the usual gear – a stove… the car will be totally full when we go camping next month. Why choose Outwell? I did lots of research and Outwell came out brilliantly in the reviews. I liked the design and I’ve heard they are pretty easy to put up.

What will you look for in a campsite? Our first trip is to the New Forest where we’re in amongst beautiful woodland and there’s a lot for the kids to do. A few other families we know are going to be there so that should be fun. Your favourite area and places to visit? I’m a big fan of the English countryside. l love Sussex, New Forest, Cornwall and Norfolk. Your favourite camping pastime? Meal times are always fun. It’s nice for the family to all have little jobs and things to prepare. Then we sit down for a feast. What do your children enjoy most? The freedom. No set bedtimes, the open spaces to run around and getting their torches out for moonlit walks. What cannot you do without? Lots of layers. Even when it’s been a warm day it can get very cold at night when camping. Your family luxury? I actually think it’s the tent. That’s why I went for the best one I could find for us. Advice to other family campers? Go to a festival. There are so many brilliant family festivals now and the atmosphere is great.

Top: Sophie’s first attempt at pitching! Above: Preparing family meals are always fun

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Technical features

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lectric hook-ups (EHU) were once a rare site on a campsite but now they are a common feature and, with it becoming standard on more pitches, many tent campers are making use of them. However, they do have their foibles that might lead to a few problems – but not if you follow our guide… Working out what you can use is easy to do. Most sites offer 10A-16A electrical supplies but some – especially on the Continent – may be as low as 5A. You need to make sure that the total combined Wattage you use at one time must not exceed the power supplied to you or you will trip trip the site’s electric supply. Unfortunately, the site’s quoted power supplied is normally an average and this can fluctuate during peak-time use and with temperature so try and keep usage well within the zone. Simple maths helps. Power in Watts (W) = Voltage (V) x Current in Amps (A) Thus, a campsite electric supply of 10A at 230V will provide 2,300W (2.3kW) of power.

Above: Outwell Mira tent light works off 230V

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orror stories abound about tripped electrics blacking out a campsite but such problems are rare and, along with the risks of using electricity in damp conditions, can be easily avoided. Just remember that electricity does not mix with damp and condensation and those domestic appliances are especially vulnerable. First, don’t cut corners – buy a dedicated mains hook-up cable with the correct plugs/sockets, miniature circuit breakers and residual circuit device (RCD) required for the safe use of electric in a tent. Do not be tempted to purchase and use a cut-price domestic extension lead or make your own – the chances are that you will not have the right cable and socket/plug specs required for safe use and it’s not just your life at risk but those of your loved ones too! Cables tend to be orange for visibility (don’t want the site lawn mower to run over that!) and 25m in length – ample to reach service points on most sites. Always fully extend the cable to avoid overheating in use and try not to use any extension. If you do, make sure it matches the specifications of the main cable unit and keep the junction off the ground. Next, check out the amperage available at the campsite you’re using. This will determine what you can use and how many appliances can be used at once. It helps to invest in low-amperage electrical goods designed to draw less power when on a campsite. Domestic electrical systems can support a host of power-hungry appliances while a campsite cannot. For instance, a domestic kettle uses around 2kW or 8.5A while a camping kettle uses just 750W or 3.3A.

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Check the power rating of your appliances and start to add them up. Make sure that everything you want to use at once comes under that 2.3kW figure. Some domestic appliances can catch you out. You may think that the quoted power rating for a microwave is the maximum that it will draw. However, this could be almost double on start up! Now you see the advantages of low-power appliances, especially if used at peak times like breakfast when you might want to use a domestic kettle (2kW), toaster (900W), fan heater (1kW) and hair dryer (600W). The total power consumption required by such domestic appliances may be in the region of 4.4kW – enough to trip even a 16A supply providing 3.68kW of power. But the use of a lowpower kettle and fan heater designed for camping will save around 1.5kW – above a 10A pitch supply but below that 16A figure. Obviously, a sensible approach to power use will prevent problems and more sites are providing individual hook-ups with their own circuit breakers and RCD in case of accidental tripping (pictured below). But if you do trip the supply tell the site staff immediately in case there is a more serious problem. And if you happen to trip the site supply remember this affects everyone around you. It pays to sort out the problem immediately and ensure that you do not do it again for you could find a few irate neighbours and staff standing outside your tent!

Right: This power bollard features breakers and RCD Far right: A typical three-socket electric hook-up cable. Note the top panel breakers and RCD


q&a of the month Dear Outwell

Does an Outwell polycotton tent need weathering. Catherine Paterson via Facebook Hi all, his question is often asked so we’ve extended our Question of the Month to provide the definitive answer. Outwell tents are made to the highest standards using the best materials available in the marketplace today. The polycotton and cotton fabrics that we use are unique to us and of a very high quality. The tight weave makes them naturally waterproof and breathable before use. Weathering your Outwell tent before you go camping is not essential. However, you should be aware that during the first time you use your tent in wet weather you may experience some water ingress. To alleviate this you can carry out the weathering process before you go away. It is a natural part of the manufacturing process that sewing can leave noticeable needle ‘holes’ along the seams in the tent – these are nothing to worry about and will seal themselves in a short space of time. Basically, what has happened is that the needle is slightly thicker than the thread and when it is stitched through the fabric it can leave a needle sized ‘hole’ that has a very slim chance of letting water through. The fact is there are 1000s of needle ‘holes’ in each tent and we know that in the vast majority of cases these will not leak for as a tent gets wet the holes are filled. This happens as the thread swells and the canvas shrinks so that everything becomes sealed – this is the weathering process. There are two options to weather a pitched tent: either wet it down using a garden hose or wait for rain. Hosing down the tent, particularly on the seams, will allow the fabric to tighten and the thread to swell. This is best done on a warm, dry day so that your tent can dry out quickly and, if necessary, you can repeat the process. If you choose to weather your tent on a rainy day it will take longer – especially if you have to repeat the process – and you will have to wait for good weather to get your tent dry before packing it away. Our polycotton and cotton fabrics have a water repellent coating on the outer face that helps water bead very quickly and run off, thus aiding the waterproof process without hindering the breathable properties of either fabric. After very prolonged use this coating will wear away, but this does not hinder the overall performance of the tent/fabric. If needed, it can be reapplied using a reputable water based repellent available from a good outdoor retailer. All Outwell Polycotton/Cotton tents are both waterproof and breathable – this is the unique nature of this fabric allowing them to have the best properties for use when out camping. This makes the fabric dynamic in use and the best choice for the most comfortable, camping experience in all climates.

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Above: Outwell produces a number of accessories that make full use of the increasing availability of an electric supply to the pitch These include clockwise from top left: the Fuji heater, Kuma light, Vega light and the new ECOcool Green coolbox

Using an electric hook-up Make sure your socket device is placed off the ground and in a position where it will not come into contact with water. Make sure the RCD is in the off position. Fully undo your EH-U cable and connect the cable to the EH-U service point. Turn on the RCD and before you use click the test button to ensure the RCD works. Reset the RCD. If the test fails consult a qualified electrician. An additional test involves plugging in a mains tester. These are available from camping shops and test the polarity of an EH-U supply and tests to see if an earth connection exists. This is especially important if camping on the Continent. When you come to disconnect your power supply, switch off your RCD before removing your cable from the service point. As you coil away your lead check it for any damage and rectify before you use it again.

Does your cotton or polycotton tent need weathering? Not if it’s an Outwell! But it does no harm…

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image of the month

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he temptation is to fill this month’s page with a selection taken from the many pictures from the Nantcol meet but May saw many more Outwell campers out and about than just those who made the Welsh rally. Mary Harvey posted her pic (1) of ‘Outwell Row’ at their campsite in Beddgelert, Snowdonia – they are the Bear Lake 4 in the middle). We certainly like the lanterns arranged around Julie Mastin’s Vermont XLP (2). And, yes, cakes still make their appearance and we do like this one (4) from Leah Gatwood, taken while camping in Wales in their Illinois 6 – there seems to be a Welsh theme going on here. We had our fair share of pics from outside the UK too. It was also good to see the Korean Club Outwell out in force (3) and Martin Becker sent us a pic of his Bear Lake at Camping Capalonga, Bibione in Italy (5) – please send that sun over here! Discerning campers! Second camping trip in two weeks time. Cannot wait to set my Delaware up again. Best tent I’ve ever owned…

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 But our particular favourite has to be of this contented camper taken by State-side Outwell fan Jacqueline Fleming, who ensured she took her favourite tent with her when she emigrated. This is just one of an album of great shots taken by her while camping at Mongaup Pond during Memorial Day Weekend and you can check them out via our Facebook page. We always love to see your camping pics so please post them on Facebook or email them to me, Clive Garrett, at editorial@outwell.com – you could see them chosen as an e-cAmp Image of the Month. Remember to tell us the story that lies behind your pic…

Dale Forward via Facebook

VIP Competition Your exciting opportunity to win a sneak preview of our 2014 products and meet the team when you join us for the day at our special trade-only event this September!

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he winners of month’s very special competition will get a VIP pass to our unique Kenilworth trade-only event on 8 September to see all our 2014 tent collections and latest accessories. Join us for the day and meet Outwell Guy and get your limited edition Guyrope Gourmet cookbook signed by the author, Josh Sutton, while he cooks you up a tasty dish or two. And that’s not all. The lucky winners will also get two-nights camping at Dodwell

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Park (dodwellpark.co.uk) – a superb small family-run campsite in Shakespeare country. Arrive Friday night and spend Saturday exploring Stratford, Warwick and Leamington. Then strike camp Sunday in time to be at the main event. Itinerary will be confirmed nearer the date. For a chance to win this superb and unique prize just visit the competition page on our website for details. The winners will be notified by email as soon as possible after the close date.

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