My Family

My Family

Monday, 20 August 2012

It's Zippo #Competition Time

Zippo Competition Time















I have a Zippo Hand Warmer ( pictured on the left above ) which is sleek, metallic and indispensible for British evenings that have a tendency to cool off. Once lit the Zippo Hand Warmer stays toasty for up to ten hours, snuggled in its personal pouch and slips easily into pocked and gloves. It's a great gadget for late night BBQs and camping trips. Part of the extended Zippo outdoor lifestyle range –  they're so much more than just lighters!

I also have a Zippo Flex Neck Lighter ( pictured above on the left ) It's your perfect bendy necked friend ready for any adventure including camping, BBQs and kids too! With the nifty safety switch, the whole family can join in with the fun. 

Both of these fab gadgets are up for grabs by one of you, my lucky readers. To Enter simply use the RaffleCopter form below ( It may take a few seconds to load so please be patient )

 The competition will be judged by an independent judge and BEST story will win. (IT's NOT ME) This Competition will run until Monday 10Th September. Good Luck.



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60 comments:

  1. Great for camping

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  2. love veggie sausages done on a BBQ x

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  3. WE COULD HAVE DONE WITH ONE OF THESE AMAZING HANDWARMWERS WHEN WE WENT CAMPING! THERE WERE FOUR OF US IN A BED TRYING TO KEEP WARM AT NIGHT!!

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  4. When I was younger I was a member of the St John Ambulance and we'd have an annual European camping trip. They were great times and we all had to get involved in every aspect. A memory that sticks out is when we were on breakfast duty. We walked around the camp, bright and early, singing 'Wake up' by the Boo Radleys and banging saucepans. Not sure what the other campers thought of that!

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  5. My favourite camping holiday is when I was young and in the Girl Guides. I've had many since and good BBQ's but I always think back to the time when we were camping in a field with horses in the next one.

    One night laying giggling and staying up late we were in our tent and we heard snorting noises from outside, we were convinced that some monster was outside looking for the giggling girls and we immediately shut up. From that night on we went to bed when told by our Guide Leader and didn't stay up giggling.

    It was only one of the horses which had got out out of his own field to come investigate - but to us kids it was a monster.

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  6. i always remember my friend putting a tin of beans on the fire and it exploded and everyone was sat there with sizzling beans on them

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  7. I have the hand warmer - great bit of kit :)

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  8. A big family BBQ , we have one every summer and lots of lovely food most cooked on the BBQ, look forward to it every year , just cant plan it to far in advance as you never know what the weather will be doing

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  9. Gerat for my festivals Joe middleton :)

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  10. great for lighting yankee candles ,, i keep burning my nails useing an ordinary lighter

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  11. I once tried BBQ'ing Frozen Veggie Burgers - didn't read the box properly and they crumbled, fell through the grill and went up in flames! Left me with just bread and ketchup - tasty!

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  12. We love family bbqs!!! My dad is always in charge of the cooking but unfortunately burns almost everything! He loves charcoaled sausages and burgers so we think he does it deliberately so he can have more!

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  14. I have only been to 1 BBQ and enjoyed it...food was amazing

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  15. Great little gadget

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  16. I loved having bbqs when my toddler was around 1 year old. He'd have little bits of bacon and sausage etc, but the thing he really loved was marshmallows! You would not believe the mess he could make with just one, untoasted marshmallow! I mistakenly gave him a cooled toasted one once... that was very time consuming to clean up!

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  17. The day someone advised me to wear plastic bags over my socks was the best camping day ever.

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  18. Once when I went ca,ping with my dad we realised at dinner time he had bought the wrong gas canisters for our stove, we were wild camping half a days walk from the nearest village in Scotland. Fortunately we found enough kindling to make our own fire for cooking on, the second night wasn't so successful due to rain and so made a hasty retreat back to the village where we had dinner at a lovely pub on the third night. :) x

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  19. no tv or games consoles just plain old family fun love it

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  20. Looks cool

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  21. One of my favorite stories to tell about my mom is her experience with a camping trip she took many years ago. My step-dad loved fishing, and really enjoyed anything outdoors. I guess opposites must attract because my mom has major hay fever to trees, grasses, and a major aversion to anything creepy or crawly. My step-dad decided he really wanted to get a tent and start taking some camping/fishing trips. My grandfather decided it sounded like a good idea for him and my grandmother.
    So they presented the idea to the two women before they went shopping for the tent and camping supplies.. My mom said immediately that she did not intend to go on any camping trips because she was concerned about snakes. Grandmother nodded her support, as the snake thing was a major concern of her's. too. My step-dad assured them that where they were planning to go was a campground filled with pine trees, and since snakes can't crawl on pine needles, (They bought that. No, it's not true) they would not have to worry about seeing any snakes at all.

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  22. which to choose? I've been camping now for over 50 years, thankfully mostly without major incident! But there was one memorable windy night on the Northumbria coast when, thanks to my skills learnt in guides, we were the only tent still standing by the time morning came round!

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  23. we went camping when my son was about 2 years old and potty training...we left him with no pants splashing around the paddling pool and he secretly did a poo! - yuk!

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  24. WENT CAMPING WITH FRIENDS IN A CAMPGROUND CALLER "THE COUNTRY MOUSE".

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  25. @Lorraineawilson20 August 2012 at 15:33

    love camping just getting away from all the noise and relaxing and having fun with the family xx

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  26. It's been a while since I went camping. My fiance and I are hoping to go when it cools down a bit. We used to camp every weekend when I was around 20. Had so much fun staying in the tents, bbq'ing with other campers, lots of campfire stories. Was always fun.

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  27. last time I went camping was the leeds festival in 2001..... my tent was infested by spiders, I was thrown in a ditch by riot police and the campsite was burned to the ground. Fun Times!!

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  28. My fondest camping memories are of the first camping trip my partner (of 11 years) and I took together, to Elanda Point in QLD. We had so much fun going for bush walks, taking photos of the kangaroos lounging around at sunset and enjoying the peace and quiet. Sometimes when things get stressful I think it'd be nice to go back there and live in a tent for a while! :)

    I'm logged into Rafflecopter as Kate Ryan

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  29. Always remember first camping trip to the Lake District, it was raining pretty heavy when we went out first thing, stayed out all day, when we got back we could see our tent but it had a lake of water all around it!!

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  30. ooo veggie sausages on the camp fire, corn on the cob crackling in its foil,the smell of burning new wood & the night sky tinkling above :-)
    thats when you need your reliable & trusty camping buddy with its ravishing good looks & durability, it would never let you down, you would see its light burning on the darkest of nights, it would be there to help you keep warm, its your friend when you need it to be, just being who it is - its ZIPPO no other name would do :-)
    Dont leave home without it :-)

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  31. Awesome prize great for lighting my candles with

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  32. 3 years ago we went on a week long camping holiday to the gorgeous Shell Island in wales.

    Basically from the word go it was a disaster! We got there all excited with our 3 kids pulled the tent out to start putting it up! & my partner says chuck us the tent pegs...... Ummm there not there! So we then had to go & find somewhere to buy tent pegs! Anyway we got some & up the tent went & we had a lovely first 3 days :) kids playing in the sun and the sand & mummy & daddy relaxing, was just how we wanted it!

    The evening of day 3 came and the heavens opened! & I don't mean just a little bit of rain, I mean big old far rain! And there was thunder & lightning, wasn't very pleasant at all. Then after managing to fall asleep I was woken at 3am..... The tent had collected water on top & caved in, I woke my partner quickly to see if we could do something to fix the snapped pole, so shoved some trousers on quickly & got out of the bedroom compartment.

    Then to my horror realised there was literally a river of water running straight through the middle of our tent!

    We ended up moving the kids into the car to sleep & had to take the tent down, fix the pole & move it and re put it up all at 3am! Not fun trust me

    But after all that we did actually enjoy the rest of our holiday :D we will just always remember in the future DONT PITCH YOUR TENT AT THE BOTTOM OF A HILL! Haha :D x

    @emmajones84

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  33. We once had a tent completely blown away during a sudden gusty wind/rain storm. Had been enjoying a barbecue of sausage, beefburgers and beens, when the deluge suddenly hit us. We charged off down a steep wooded valley trying to catch the tent before it blew completely away. When we returned the BBQ was a sodden mass of wet grease.
    Went to a local pub for a meal and decided camping wasn't for us.

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  34. mine is when we all decided to have a big bbq but on hte night it started raining so my dad stood outside with a smal brolley cooking all the food it was so funny seeing him standing there in the rain and wind ;)

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  35. at a family bbq my auntie fell through the chair it took us around 10 mins to stop laughing then helped her out

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  36. One camping trip with the army cadets on an annual summer camp, we had set up base camp with all of the bashers (ponchos bungeed around tree trunks to make a shelter) set up ready for the cadets to go straight to bed after a night exercise. So far that day the weather had been fantastic and even a few of us had caught the sun, so was a lovely surprise in the middle of the night when the heavens opened. Now ive seen heavy rain before but this was just silly and flooded the whole of the base camp area in the forest in no time, cue having to pack everything away while trying to settle upset kids and find somewhere drier 3 o'clock in the morning. Luckily we managed to find a barn down the track a few miles so no having to remake the bashers quickly. Wasnt very fun at the time but all the kids were so excited about telling their parents about it the next day, was a proper adventure for them.

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  37. When i was little i use to do alot of camping but, this one particular time we ended up going fishing in a boat, so we could have dinner that night. it was a great day for it. i had caught a fish on a hand reel and started reeling it in,as i got the fish out of the water it had hit the side of the boat and snapped the line, i ended up getting so upset that i stayed that way for the rest of the trip. i still had fish for dinner that night though. :)

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  38. Last time I went camping was about 10 years ago when my kids are very young,they were so excited and did not want to sleep there so we read stories to them until almost sun raised, it's long time ago, but I always remember this experience(from mei ling liu)

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  39. i went camping with my girlfriend a few years ago, the tent was too short for me and my feet had to stick out of the door, but that didnt stop us having fun, i won £100 on bingo in the club house

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  40. My brother went camping with his friends,and one of his friends tripped over in the dark so they stuck saussages up his nose!

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  41. big bbq party but this weather decided to rain in the middle of the party :O(

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  42. handy gadget, you can guarentee its early morning when everyones asleep i cant find anything to light the cooker.x

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  43. Ive been camping once and its put me off for life!! I was seven months pregnant, stupidly bought a tent you had to crawl to get into :-/ and hadnt checked to see how much rainfall it could handle!! It rained all night inside and outside the tent lol

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  44. Since my kids were little been going to a single parent family camp where we have the best campfires and stories ever!!!! It really is a great time my kids still love going now as teenagers!!!

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    1. By the way thank you for this great giveaway!!!!

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  45. family and friends coming going round to my moms in the summer for a bbq. food and drink, the kids running round in the garden, and everyone having a good time

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  46. Massive BBQ on the Loire river with my parents and brothers - I was 10!

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  47. Best camping trip was waking up with a river of water around my sleeping bag and bailing out the water with a tin mug. Fellow campers helped me out by making me a big breakfast of meat and eggs and coffee and helped me repitch my tent.

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  48. Have always loved camping, falling asleep and waking to the sounds of the bubbling brook, living off the earth, fishing cooking over an open fire roasting marshmallows. Only bad part is when you wake to realize it isn't just you in you sleeping bag, to this day I still have no idea what was crawling in there with me all I know is I got out as fast as I could and stayed in the truck the rest the night.

    mousssey@bresnan.net

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  49. My favourite bbq story is called "keeping up with the neighbours" as each spring turns into summer it seems there is a battle of who can get their bbq out first between us and our next door neighbours!!! we have to plot the first weekend of good weather and hurry along to the supermarket to stock up on sausages, chicken and beef burgers. We then rush out to the garden to light the coals and hide the smokey plume until we have our meat out on the grill ready to cook! yes I say we have had the first bbq this year.......finger on tongue and into the air!

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  50. our best BBQ has got to be from our holiday in france last year. was so nice and relaxed sitting outside watching the world go by, while my husband and son cooked the dinner. a nice few glasses of wine were added too.

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  51. It was Boxing Day 2006 and I was a bit tiddly drunk and thought it was would be an awesome idea to have a BBQ outside so it felt like we were all sat around a camp fire (don't ask me why because I just don't know!!)We unplugged fairy lights from the tree and took them outside and sat around the disposable BBQ with gloves, hats, scarves etc - then we realised, that we had no defrosted meat as we were going to be living off of the Turkey we'd cooked the day before for the next 3-4 days! It was such a disappointment, and we all had numb bums for at least 2 hours after having sat on the freezing/frosty paving stones! We never had that amazing idea ever again - LOL!

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  52. i was camping in the lake district 10 or so years ago we all decide lets go to the pub, itwas raining heavily but the ale was more important.on our return the tent was nowere to be seen as it was pitch black :P,on finding the tent it had been flattend by a car or van so for the next three days it was held up with duct tape and branches lol it was a mess by @scarletzcap[tain

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  53. I went camping in Australia and got over 100 mozzy bites
    Horrid!

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  54. I went camping with the girl guides and we were awoken in the night by a mole digging up under our tent hehehe! I can laugh now but at the time there were screams all round (especially from the Girl Guide leader LOL!!!)

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  55. We have a tradition, at least once a year, our family gets together to have a bacon roast. We all love it and it's been in the family for years. My grandfather was a Hungarian and a coal miner. He told us that used to do this all the time when he worked. They didn't have a lot of money and the ethnic groups kinda stuck together. All the Hungarians would bring a piece of the roast with them and they would all share for lunch. Some would bring onions, some would bring the bread, others the paprika and so on. Everyone in the family looks forward to it

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  56. There have always been coyotes around my house, but one night we were camping on our lower property and they chased a skunk down within 50 yards of us. It was loud and exciting. we know it was a skunk because we saw the leftovers in the morning.

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  57. Our fave barbecue times has been grilling in a winter snow storm.
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  58. We love late nights roasting marshmallos and drinking beer aroudn the campfire

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