Hang out with ProAdventure in a Hennessy Hammock today.

 

Hanging about in hammocks is a wonderful way to pass the time. There’s nothing better than settling down into a comfy hammock, whether you’re camping outdoors or relaxing in your own back garden.

It is said that all you need is two trees (or supporting structure) and you’re on a hammock holiday. Whoever said that is not wrong. Many people choose to camp in a hammock in preference to a conventional tent. Sheltered by a tarp and preferably some woodland, hammocks are ideal for bush craft camps, canoe trips and family camping ventures.

The beauty of the hammock is that once you hang it up, you can stretch out in it and it will mould to the weight and shape of your body as if it was built just for you. It is all the support your body will need in order to relieve pressure off your back, and help calm and relax your body so you will wake up energized and refreshed.

Our Hennessy Hammock range from Canada is an innovative solution to lightweight, comfortable camping. The hammock and tarp are both an asymmetric shape, so rather than lying with your head and feet along the line the hammock hangs, you lie slightly diagonally, but the hammock shape means you lie much flatter than in a conventional hammock.

Tarps are great on their own as well as with hammocks and the Tatonka cotton polyester tarps are great around the camp fire, their mix of man-made and natural materials mean that they suffer little damage from campfire sparks.

Hennessy Hammocks are quick and easy to setup and pack away in 2-3 minutes. You can enjoy the same comfortable bed every night over rocky, muddy, wet or sloping terrain as it never touches the ground, stays clean and dries fast.

Experience a level of comfort on the trail almost as good as your bed at home. You will wake up in the morning feeling great. Some owners of Hennessy Hammocks claim they come home from their adventure feeling better than when they left. Some hikers have tossed out their beds when they got home from a hike and set up their hammock in the house.

With a Hennessy Hammock you will never again need to find a level campsite or have to put up with roots, rocks or puddles coming through the floor of your tent. Best of all, the waiting time is nowhere near the optimist as quoted above…the hammock set up time is measured in minutes.

If you find tent camping uncomfortable and a cot bed isn’t for you, then try a hammock. Devotees even camp in winter with warm sleeping bags and cosy underblankets. We have used ours all over Britain, especially on canoe trips and bushcraft camps. Hammocks are ideal in the jungle, our Hennessy hammocks have built in mosquito nets and the Jungle series have nylon mosquito proof double bottoms. The built in tarp keeps off the rain and the Hennessy snakeskins make packing even quicker. We love both the innovative Velcro bottom opening and side zip models. A full set up can come in well under a kilo (or just under if you are over 6 feet tall).

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Light up the night with Feuerhand

 

When overnight camping, especially now the lighter summer evenings are coming to an end, you will still need to light up your nights for safety and security.

A campsite can seem a little lonely when you’re walking around in the darkness if the only light is coming from a small LED bulb in your headlamp. Tripping over chairs and fumbling through packs can also be a real hassle.  When it comes to active pursuits like hiking and mountain bike riding at night, headlamps are the best option though, as they are hands free and allow you to focus on your chosen activity.

But lanterns on the other hand are a crucial piece of camping gear to light your way and can make the campsite, kitchen, and tent feel more inviting. Lanterns are more conducive to camping and adventuring pursuits that involve numerous people too by providing 360 degree light, allowing many people to utilise the same source of light.

Our wide selection of lights and torches at Pro-Adventure include the colourful range of Feuerhand Baby Special 276 hurricane lanterns from Germany, which come in a choice of different colours.

The Feuerhand Baby Special 276 has a long tradition of more than 100 years and is made from galvanised steel so is quite robust and resistant to corrosion.

The coloured models have a powder-coating and the  heat-resistant  and  shockproof  glass  perfectly  protects  the  flame  from  external factors. A Feuerhand Baby lantern is 10 inches high and weighs 1.25 lbs. Its 340ml tank capacity gives it a burning duration of about 20 hours and ensures a cosy, stylish atmosphere on terraces and in gardens too.

Lanterns are also great at home for emergency preparedness or a survival kit. See the light and shop at ProAdventure.

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Llangollen will be heaving in July…why not join us?

 

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and 50,000 visitors converge on Llangollen to sing and dance in a combination of competition, performance and international peace and friendship. This year’s 70th International Eisteddfod runs  3rd – 9th July.

Continue reading Llangollen will be heaving in July…why not join us?

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Did you hear the one about?

 

You’re grouped with friends around a campfire in the woods on a dark and moonless night. You’ve pitched the tents, lit the fire, cooked the food (all with your camping equipment from ProAdventure) and settled down to an evening of talk, singing and general campfire camaraderie.

Continue reading Did you hear the one about?

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Tentipi (camper) Approved Campsites

 

      let’s get together a list of the campsites tentipi campers like, and where we can use our in tent stoves and maybe a fire bowl. Add those you’ve camped at in the comments and we’ll put together a list by area.

      Where works for you guys?

      How about a paragraph about the site, address, website, email, phone number and a photo.

      Pete

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      Shedding Light on the World of Headtorches

       

      Running, walking, trekking, camping, paddling, climbing, walking the dog, finding the car, finding your keys – whatever you’re up to, its a lot easier when you shed some light on the situation.

      Now, i’m no expert, but with work, training and finding myself doing many different things day by day, (and admittedly still being a little scared of the dark, even at 20-something) I need to make sure i’m always equipped, whether its finding my way around my friends bunkhouse, trail running or navigating on the hills.
      My solution? Three beauties from the Petzl range! Continue reading Shedding Light on the World of Headtorches

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      The hobby that’s a cut above the rest

       

      The term whittling can refer to the art of carving shapes from wood using a knife, or the time-occupying, non-artistic process of repeatedly shaving slivers from a piece of wood. (We know which one we’re better at.) Continue reading The hobby that’s a cut above the rest

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      Being a Part of the Pro(adventure) Team

       

      ProAdventure – an independent like no other, which over the last seven months has provided growth, experience and insight. Les and Pete have grown their business into a culture to be proud of, and as cliché at is sounds I feel lucky to have been accepted in to the ProAdventure family and to have grown as a result.

      Continue reading Being a Part of the Pro(adventure) Team

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      Petromax Griddle & Fire Bowl

       

      The Petromax Griddle and Fire Bowl is the perfect solution to both cooking and heating around a campfire. The two in one griddle and fire bowl is made of stainless steel and allows a campfire to be lit in the fire bowl without causing damage the ground. Or the griddle can be positioned over an open fire on its three 23cm pillars in order to prepare outdoor meals. Continue reading Petromax Griddle & Fire Bowl

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      Fresh Fish and Icebergs, by Leo Hoare – A Crash Course in Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the Early Days

       

      At the beginning of the month Llangollen’s own, renowned Paddlesport Coach – Leo Hoare gave us an insight into Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the early days, back when Drysuits weren’t available and paddling kit was a lot less luxurious. Continue reading Fresh Fish and Icebergs, by Leo Hoare – A Crash Course in Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the Early Days

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