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Floating in a sleeping bag

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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The best of British (beaches… and bacon!)

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Some of my favourite moments this year have involved tucking into a delicious hot breakfast by the sea. What could be nicer? So I’ve looked back over our photos to find my best bacon and beach bits of 2014.

And my carefully considered judgement is that the winner of Great British Bacon and Beach is - Filey!

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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A holiday of two halves…

KentMollyBeachUnpredictable as ever, the maid and the chauffeur decided to sell our motorhome the week before our September holiday and packed Ted and me into the car with a tent, a kettle and our bedding. What a squeeze!

As there was no towing involved, and no motorhome to manoeuvre down tiny country lanes, they decided to go somewhere they’d never been before and headed for the coast of Kent.

I must say, I was excited as we drew near to our first destination and drove along a narrow road past a tree-covered park. But within half an hour of arriving, matters took a turn for the worse as the chauffeur became a handy snack for a horde of midges as he unpacked the tent under a row of trees.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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