One thing I loved this year, that took me completely out of my comfort zone was camping. Being stationed in a field with no WIFI, mirrors or NetFlix sent shivers up my spine and gave me nightmares beforehand, but when I was actually there, enjoying the peace and tranquillity, it was fantastic!
We were trying to arrange to go camping again before the end of the year, but unfortunately the Tentipi had to go back (there may have been a tear or two), but fear not, we still have to test it with the stove, so expect a couple more camping posts next year!
How to Start a Fire
Though for now… Zippo had very kindly sent over some rather awesome products, perfect for our camping trip. I have always been aware of Zippo… having had an awesome Zippo lighter back in the day… for emergency purposes of course! The brand that never fails to create a spark when you need it!
The Instant Campfire Starter (RRP £6) is a little recycled Cedar and refined wax disc that even burns when wet, helping any camper start a fire instantly with no need to worry about personal injury when lighting!
Another camping essential is the Zippo Emergency Fire Kit (RRP £19.99), it is not an actual lighter, albeit it does resemble one. Classy and portable, the size of a normal lighter, it comes complete with 4 tinder sticks and a reliable flint-wheel ignition. It could literally save your bacon, or actually help in cooking it for you! The kit provides the spark that is required to light a fire and works perfectly with water resistant, waxed tinder sticks.
We didn’t actually have need to start a fire when we went camping earlier in the year as we were using a gas stove. However I am quite excited to put the Zippo products to the test when we next go camping.
The other products in the image are the Outdoor Deluxe Hand Warmer… which again will come in very handy indeed and the Flexible Neck Utility Lighter – both of these will be featured in the Sim’s Life Gift List.
So, if you are slightly braver than us and are due to go camping this year… check out the Zippo products to make your trip slightly easier!