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Share the Outdoors

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Camping & Caravanning magazine has launched a new campaign.

Share the Outdoors aims to encourage people to get active outdoors, to try something new and to get them to persuade friends and family to join in too.

The purpose of the campaign is to highlight the health and emotional benefits of being outside and enjoying an outdoor pursuit.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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Watch your step

We used the Viewranger app on a Samsung Gear smartwatch

We used the Viewranger app on a Samsung Gear smartwatch

I've recently had the opportunity to test the Viewranger mobile application on a Samsung Gear smartwatch.

For those of you unfamiliar with Viewranger, it's a navigational app that allows you to download a variety of map data and operates as a route-planning or GPS-style tracking system on your phone or tablet device.

And now it's available on watches too.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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Floating in a sleeping bag

Luis Brown from Nikwax floats in a sleeping bag on Bewl Water

Luis Brown from Nikwax floats in a sleeping bag on Bewl Water

It's not a sight you see every day, but yesterday I watched a man floating around on a reservoir for about 15 minutes – in a sleeping bag.

No boat. No canoe. No raft of any kind. Just a sleeping bag.

Nikwax had invited journalists and trade representatives to its base in Wadhurst, East Sussex to demonstrate the properties of its hydrophobic down fill, specially treated to be much more water-resistant than untreated counterparts - 13 times more to be precise.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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