Bottleshower

I decided in fairness to the Bottleshower that a little bit of further research regards the disaster/relief scenario was required and I can now understand the benefits of being able to shower – it reduces disease, stops spread of illness and being clean does general make you feel better – something I imagine not to be underestimated if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve lost all your worldly belongings.

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Scrubba Wash Bag

In practice, I was pleasantly surprised – after drying, my towel had lost its toothpaste stains, and no longer smelt like a recently deceased rodent. The water that rinsed away was suitably post-wash colour, as if to prove it had worked, and the bag itself didn’t leak. Portable washboard win! I started off thinking the Scrubba was a bit gimmicky, but I’m a convert – it’s now going into the permanent camping accoutrements collection.

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Coleman Event Shelter Pro – 15×15

In all, taking in to account that I am a man and therefore incapable of reading or following instructions, it took us about 25 minutes to set up the Coleman Event Shelter Pro for the first time. But what that gave us was a truly enormous sheltered area that photographs don’t do justice to. I can imagine this being perfect on a car camping trip for a small family or for a bunch of mates on a fishing weekend

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Aquapac – TrailProof Duffel

At £45 for the duffel bag this presents great value for money, particularly when compared with some of the pricier similar bags available. And on reflection, as I write this, the lack of zip on the duffel means that there is less to go wrong with this bag and so I can imagine it lasting a long time. They do also come with a full 5 year warranty. Overall, we are very pleased with both of these bags and would recommend them – with a check on the capacity first.

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