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Gearing up for the Welsh Smallholders Show

Nearly Wild Camping is going to be in the Green Enterprise tent at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival in a couple of weeks. So at the moment we are busy planning what exciting things we can do on the stand.

I can’t wait to have a go at the badge maker we have lined up for the kids to make their own camping and outdoor themed badges with. They make such a satisfying clunk when you make the final ‘press’.

Carved wooden spoons

whittling away (Kirsty Morris)

Then Steve is getting out his whittling knives and has promised to teach me how to make chickens! So that will be an interesting project for the weekend. I don’t think we will be able to give people lessons, but we can definitely do some demonstrations.

We are also collecting together an array of unusual, but useful camping equipment. If you don’t like head torches, then come check out the candle holder! If you know of any good examples then do leave a comment. We are also going to be collecting peoples top tips for Wild Camping, so watch this space in a couple of weeks for some gems of knowledge!

As well as having all this fun we are also going to be spreading the word about Nearly Wild Camping far and wide and finding lots of interested campers and landowners to take part in this summers trial. We are still collecting peoples’ views too with our short questionnaire. We want to talk to as many people as possible so we can make Nearly Wild camping work for as many people as possible.

So if your going to be at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival too then come and say hello, ask us lots of questions and join in the fun!

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