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Even more practical than I realised – from Wacky Practicals

The Pack-Away Bucket in situ

This month it’s an unexpectedly practical use for a Wacky Practicals’ Pack-Away Bucket, featured in a Gear Guide on collapsible kit in March’s issue of Camping & Caravanning.

It was one of those please-get-me-a-container-quickly-or-you’ll-be-mopping-the-floor-for-hours moments. A standard bucket would have been too tall and a breakfast bowl’s capacity was too small (yes – I tried). Fortunately, a half-extended Pack-Away Bucket was perfect for catching the water as we removed the kitchen tap.

How did I ever manage without one?

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Candy Evans is Test Editor for Camping & Caravanning. She took a less conventional path into magazine journalism via physics and a decade in computer consultancy, turning to caravanning and writing during a career break as a full-time mum. Her interests are wide and include the Club’s Archive – though she’s careful to wash her hands after checking 1919 editions of the Club’s magazine to avoid lurking traces of influenza.

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New year… same old dilemma!

MollyTedFireDoes wintertime offer the best opportunities for tracking down a new caravan? Or is it much better to sit and dream by the fireside?

Well of course, with the latest technology, you can browse numerous dealers’ websites without having to leave the comfort of your living room - saving on fuel, avoiding the shoppers and bargain hunters and keeping warm in front of the wood burner!

Hogging the hearth is something that Ted and I enjoy doing, as you can see from the photo the housemaid took of us relaxing.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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How to restore a garment's waterproofing

Nikwax shares some tips on rewaterproofing your well-used kit

This is a guest blog by Nikwax. Nikwax offers a range of technical aftercare products for waterproofing a variety of garments.

You may notice that after a certain amount of wear your waterproof no longer provides an adequate barrier against water. Have you noticed that instead of beading, water appears to soak into the fabric?

If this 'wetting out' occurs you will more than likely find you're feeling cold and clammy fairly quickly. The reason for this is the soaked-in water is actually blocking sweat-vapour from escaping, creating condensation and causing you to be wet from the inside.

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This is a guest blog entry. All views are that of the author and not necessarily shared by the Club. Mention of any product or service on the blog does not constitute endorsement by the Club. All blog posts are moderated before going live.

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