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Winter tent camping at Hertford Club Site

It’s become a bit of a tradition. Winter tent camping for me and my two sons, Tom, aged 13, and ten-year-old Elliot.

We try to go just before Christmas but we just didn’t find the time in the run up to the 2012 festive season. That said, we didn’t want to let our little tradition fizzle out this winter either.

I typically camp all year round in one way or another, but for my sons, our winter camping trip is a bit of an adventure. We have to outwit the cold temperature and have a half decent night’s sleep.

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Editor, Camping & Caravanning I've been a journalist for more than 20 years and a magazine editor for at least a dozen of them. I have a love of the great outdoors, not to mention camping in all its forms, which is a great way to get out there. But I don't just like admiring the countryside, I love getting active by sailing, trekking and walking, canoeing (when I get the chance) and mountain-biking.

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New camping kit for 2013

I do enjoy looking at new camping kit that comes on to the market. Yes, I also enjoy checking out and testing new caravans, tents and motorhomes. But I also thoroughly enjoy looking at what's new and different on the camping and outdoors accessories market.

As I write this I'm heading back through a snow-covered North London on the train having visited the Outdoors Show the ExCeL centre where a range of products was on show.

Several things caught my eye as I walked around the stands and chatted to exhibitors. On display was a Towbag fold-away trailer that we have already featured in the magazine. It's something I'd like to test out this summer on a family camping trip.

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Editor, Camping & Caravanning I've been a journalist for more than 20 years and a magazine editor for at least a dozen of them. I have a love of the great outdoors, not to mention camping in all its forms, which is a great way to get out there. But I don't just like admiring the countryside, I love getting active by sailing, trekking and walking, canoeing (when I get the chance) and mountain-biking.

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