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Sleep under the stars: Hammock up for grabs

This one-person hammock from Quechua measures a roomy 260 x 152cm and is fabricated from comfortable soft-touch polyester. Sling it up between trees in your local park or take it further afield in place of a tent. We have one to give away. To be in with a chance of winning a hammock, simply leave us a comment below and…

Get European motorcycle breakdown cover …and go

Whatever size of motorcycle you ride, continental Europe promises drier, smoother and emptier roads than those here in Britain. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a big multi-cylinder machine to explore the roads of Europe. Just make certain you have European motorcycle breakdown cover and off you go. After all, in the 1960s scooter riders thought nothing of…

Heatwave hacks: The bottle shower

With temperatures expected to soar this weekend, we are giving away a bottle shower – a rose attachment that twists into place on all narrow neck plastic bottles. When the bottle is upturned, the device delivers a constant flow of water without any need for squeezing. A two-litre bottle holds enough water for a shower lasting almost two-and-a-half minutes and…

Pedlet: A pedal-powered parklet

Parklets are popping up in cities around the country as community groups and local authorities encourage us all to question the car’s dominance of public space. 1970s San Francisco became the birthplace of the parklet – a way of reclaiming road space in favour of people. The first one-day parklet was created in 2005 when a group fed a parking meter with coins,…

Shoulder bag made from recycled plastic bottles

The Jack Wolfskin Warwick Ave Shoulder Bag is constructed from polyester made from totally from recycled plastic drinks bottles. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across Britain each year, resulting in substantial amounts of waste. There’s no substitute for eliminating single-use plastic products, but after reducing and re-using comes recycling so we have one of the shoulder…