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Advice & Expertise

Welcome to our technical and review section of the magazine, Advice & Expertise. This part of the magazine is about the help and guidance you often need to enjoy some great camping adventures. Included are our usual On Test pages and On the Road along with a closer look at camping products in Gear Guide and Stuff, as well as our Technical Team providing their thoughts on topical issues in Tech Talk.

Confused by the array of kit available?

Our Gear Guides explain what to look for if you’re thinking about buying camping kit, while Stuff brings you a selection of the latest products on the market. Your guide is Sue Taylor, who has been helping Club members for more than 20 years and keeps her towing experience up-to-date with a horsebox on the back of her Land Rover.

Gear Guide »

If you haven’t already made a Christmas list, perhaps it’s time you started. Check out some of our favourites

Stuff »

Hi Gear’s feather-light yet feather-rich gilet arrived just in time for a wild camping trip to the Cairngorms.

This is the place for tent, trailer tent, folding camper, caravan, motorhome and tow car reviews – all conducted by experienced campers, caravanners and motorists.

Candy Evans, who has been overseeing the test pages of the magazine for more than seven years, loves the variety of trying everything from the smallest backpacking tent to the largest American-style motorhome.

On Test »

IAN HEWLETT looks at a six-berth family tent from American company Coleman

On the Road »

CANDY EVANS drives one of the last Land Rover Defenders

You’ll find a wealth of technical details on almost every aspect of camping and caravanning here, along with the chance to pose your own question to the Club’s Technical Team.

In between answering Club members’ queries and keeping up-to-date with the industry, Ian Hewlett enjoys touring in his 1960s Triumph TR4, often coupled with a trailer tent.

Tech Talk Q&A »

Our Technical Team answers your questions covering all forms of camping. Browse recent answers or search older ones.

Tech Specials »

We look at how manufacturers test their towbars to achieve type approval and what towbar testing means at the MOT Test

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