Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Outdoors1st Gearing up for the 2012 Olympics

Gearing up for the 2012 Olympics!!

Keep a look out for a new section over the next few month, dedicated to the 2012 London Olympics!!

London 2012 on track to be the most sustainable Games

Nearly two million tonnes of contaminated soil have been cleaned to be reused on the Olympic Park in the UK’s largest ever soil-washing operation.

Five soil-washing machines have cleaned most of the one million cubic metres of soil that was contaminated with oil, petrol, tar, cyanide, arsenic and lead. More than 80 per cent of this soil has been cleaned so it can be reused on the Olympic Park and 98 per cent of demolition materials on site has been recycled.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chief Executive David Higgins said: ‘Delivering one of the UK’s most complex and greenest clean-up operations on time and on budget is a major milestone. With the soil washing complete, the focus now moves on to the “green build” and ensuring sustainability remains at the heart of our work to deliver the venues and parklands for the Games and legacy.’

This week is London 2012 Sustainability Week and the ODA has published two documents: a map showing the ‘green build’ of the venues and parklands within the Olympic Park, and an update on London 2012’s sustainable transport plan.

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Need new Camping Equipment?

When you start out camping, you buy the camping equipment you think you’ll need. If you’re not sure you’ll enjoy it, then the tendency is to spend as little as possible (or even borrow gear for the first few trips until you’re convinced!). But after a while, you might start browsing through shops and consider parting with money for new camping equipment. When, though, is the right time?

Do You Need Camping Equipment?

There’s a big difference between desiring new camping equipment and needing it. It’s all very well to fall in love with that new lightweight sleeping bag that promises more comfort and rolls up smaller, but is there anything wrong with your old one?

Need means replacing something because it’s broken or torn, or simply worn out, or perhaps because circumstances change – you might have had a child and truly need a bigger tent, for instance. When things like that happen, it makes perfect sense to upgrade, and to buy the best you can afford, within a reasonable budget, since that means you can hopefully go longer before upgrading the same thing again.

The problem with necessity is that it doesn’t always coincide with a flush bank account or a sale. That means you need to shop around, both in stores and online, and research what you want to buy and the prices that places are charging (and all too often the big chains aren’t the cheapest). Ultimately, though, you might end up having to bite the bullet and spend more than you really want for the item you need.Visit Here for camping equipment

The Best Time To Upgrade Camping Equipment

All stores selling outdoor equipment have sales. Right after Christmas is always a good time to shop, since it’s a slow season for them, and there are plenty of real bargains to be found. Remember, though, it’s never a bargain if it’s something you don’t need and that you’re not likely to use too much. If the item you’re considering really is far superior, or your old item is looking worn and well past it, then it can be a real deal. Otherwise you’re simply spending money for its own sake.

It’s worth thinking ahead to sales, to inspect all your equipment in the autumn when your camping season has ended – unless you’re one of the hardy types who likes being outdoors all year long – and making note of suitable gear in the shops. That way you’re well prepared and far less likely to buy on impulse, as well as get the items you really want.

Christmas and birthdays also work well, as long as you have a partner who’s glad to indulge you. A new portable stove might not be the most romantic gift, but it can certainly be very practical.

Thinking Ahead To Replacements

It could well be the case that you’ve owned something for years, but in that time there have been great advances, and you finally feel you’re due an upgrade. It could be to something much lighter or far more efficient. If you’ve had a long period of good service from the old item, like a tent, then treat yourself to the new one and pass the old one on to someone who can use it; recycling is always a good thing. There’s never any need to consign something useful to the scrap heap, even when you’ve finished with it.

Follow these guidelines and don’t give in to impulse, and you’ll find that when you do upgrade, you’ll do so thoughtfully, and probably even save yourself some money, too – which is never a bad thing.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Camping Holidays On The Rise

Record numbers are set to take camping holidays this summer, a survey says.

Tent sales have doubled, while UK site bookings are already 16% up on last year.

The Mintel poll also found 40% of Brits were not planning to go abroad.

The trend was fuelled by the recession and airport hassles, the pollsters claim.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

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