Vango Iris Family tent

Vango Iris family tent

An affordable but durable family tent that’s easy to set up This is our current family tent. We upgraded from our trusty but compact Coleman Sundome when we moved back to Ireland because the kids were bigger and the climate wetter. It ticks our 4 major boxes: 1. It fits us all, 2. it’s easy to put up, 3. it holds up to the unpredictable Irish weather and 4. has space to hang out in when it’s wet outside. Good fit for family of 5 The Vango Iris is divided in to a living and sleeping area. The sleeping area is actually a separate piece that hangs off the main […]

Happy Campers family camping checklist

Camping checklist

It’s not easy to remember everything when you go camping! There’s the usual stuff like the tent, sleeping bags and camping chairs you can get together in advance. But it’s the last minute things like the frying pan, phone charger or God forbid, the wine opener! that are so easy to forget when you’re rushing out the door. Of course your definitive camping list will change depending on time of year, who’s going with you and where etc. As a starting point, take a look at our core list for our family (2 adults, 3 children). Feel free to save (right click and save) or share it with friends. You’re […]

Cadac Safari Chef gas camping stove

Cadac Safari Chef camping stove

A lightweight gas camping stove with a selection of cooking surfaces After the tent, the camping stove is probably the most important piece of kit for a camping holiday. We spent a long time researching the best one for us. We wanted something small, sturdy and versatile – the Safari Chef ticked all those boxes. The Safari Chef is basically an adjustable burner plus a variety of cooking surfaces, all of which slot in snugly together when packed up in its carry bag. THE BITS EXPLAINED 1. The grill lid. It can also be flipped and used as a large pot for cooking stir-fries and other vegetables. 2. Aluminum non-stick […]

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