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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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Even more practical than I realised – from Wacky Practicals

The Pack-Away Bucket in situ

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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