Motorbike camping – Packing List

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Important!: Key Spare Key Money Cards RAC/Breakdown Driving License Campsite Book/List Map(s) For going abroad: Passport Tickets Visa V5C Insurance Certificate EHIC Card Travel Insurance Breakdown cover Accident Recovery Policy Travel Adaptor Guidebook Standard: Tent Mallet Gaffer Tape Airbed Airbed Pump Sleeping bag Pillows Ear Plugs Cooker Gas/Meths Pans & Kettle Plates/Dishes Cups Cutlery Multitool […]

Car Camping – Packing List

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Our own personal list for a successful car-camping weekender (or longer)… Important!:KeysMoneyCredit CardsRAC/BreakdownDriving LicenseCampsite Book/ListMap(s) For going abroad:PassportTicketsVisaEHIC CardTravel InsuranceBreakdown coverVaccination CertificatesMedical CardTravel AdaptorLonely Planet/ Rough GuideAqua fan! Standard:TentMalletPeg RemoverOld Towel (for mopping up leaks!)Gaffer Tape AirbedAirbed Pump Sleeping bagSleep sheetPillowsBlanket/Extra sleeping bagHot Water Bottle (even in Summer!) Camping ChairsPlastic Sheet/RugEar Plugs CookerGas/MethsPans & KettlePlates/DishesCupsCutleryTin […]

How to choose a waterproof jacket

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Waterproof Jackets for hiking, biking, camping and outdoors have come a long way recently, and new technologies can be confusing. Here’s a short guide to the different types of waterproof jackets. Waterproof (non-breathable) jackets and ponchos These are effectively solid layers of fabric which keep rain and wind off you. They’re like wearing a plastic […]

How to wash a softshell jacket

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A softshell jacket is usually waterproof to some extent for two reasons. Firstly because the fibres are so close together, and secondly because the surface is treated in DWR (Durable water repellent), which is a chemical coating. A lot of windproof fabrics are softshells, including Gore Windstopper, Schoeller and Polartec soft-shells. Re-proofing is quick and […]

How to re-waterproof a Gore-Tex Jacket

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Waterproofing a Gore-Tex Jacket will eventually be required because despite the inner layer being a breathable waterproof membrane, the outer layer (shell) of the jacket will lose its waterproofing, soak up water and stay wet, blocking the effect of the Gore Tex. Dirt, grease and muck will also hamper a coat’s breathability. Re-proofing is quick […]

Dave’s 1000-mile cycle

We have been working with Dave Cornthwaite ever since he became our ‘Aquapac Outdoor Champion’ in 2012. He’s a world record holding SUP rider, endurance swimmer, long distance cyclist and all-round good guy. Dave has completed 14 out of 25 non-motorised journeys of over 1,000 miles (1,600 km). When he’s not paddling, pedalling or otherwise pushing […]

Aussie Masters snatch bronze

Once again this year Aquapac is delighted to support the Australian Master Men’s Rafting Team. They smashed their way to a Bronze at the 2019 world rafting championships, to be held on their local river, the Tully, in Far North Queensland. And they’re currently training for the R4 Rafting Championships in Cairns, October 2019. Web: Australian Master Men’s Rafting […]