Episode 168 – Hot Tent Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   23/11 /2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

New ‘state-of-the-art’ Ireland-to-Spain passenger ferry service launches this month

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Karen asked Aaron on instagram, how do you “winterise” our new to us caravan at the end of the summer season?

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video on Charlie & Me is stop 4 in our winter series a revisit to The Getaway in Dungarvan Co Waterford its open all year and have some new additions on site that we take a look at. I won’t be joining ye Friday morning as I’ll be in the USA .

During December Aaron will have an interview talking about Pet Passports & shots required for traveling to mainland Europe for 2023

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Black Friday sales are well under way, let us know if you picked up any bargains or gadgets

Interview:

On this episode we have a great interview with John D Burns. John tells us about his new book Hot Tent Diaries and his winter camping in a bell tent with a stove.

Camp life:

If you could change one thing with your current camper/caravan layout what would it be?

Episode 167 – Solar Bypass

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   9/11/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Possibilities for aires campervan facilities in Mayo towns and villages | Connaught Telegraph

Macroom bypass to open in Dec

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  We started our Winter series of videos last Friday and they continue every Friday during November, this Friday is stop 2 Camac Valley in Dublin

Plans for Season 6, join Charlie in a recording.

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Port

120W Portable Solar Panel Kit with Stand Foldable Solar Panel Charger

Camp life:

Give us your suggestions for Christmas camping?

A reminder for our new listeners about our camping code. Are we missing anything on it?

Episode 166 – Double Free Swaps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   26/10/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Fines for road safety offences to double from tomorrow

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Free week days at the Hub during November

Ben O’Leary sent us a message about VW servicing and restoration

Rita in Dublin emailed us about tent camping

Reece the relay shared a Facebook post about a person offering free parking on their property

Campsites or stop overs:

Bill and Carol left another review, this time for O’Connors Riverside Campsite in Doolin.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  No video this week but from next Friday for the month of  November we will have a winter video EVERY Friday and then take a break for the Month of December

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Buying a van, beware of scammers. We offer some suggestions

Camp life:

Would you Swap your van with a camper from another country?

Episode 165 – Warm Cold Nights

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   12/10/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Thanks to Darren Hickey for sharing this story. Kerry one of five counties in pilot programme for campervan facilities | Radio Kerry

Online Chatter:

Sites opening & closing dates for the remainder of 2022 – from Camping Ireland

Some conversations online about campsites charging extra for a car during the summer and off peak season

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to Pat Curtin for his photos of the shoe organiser on his garage door. Check our Instagram and Twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

Liam k left a review at campsitereview.com for Powers The Pot Waterford (near Clonmel)

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  No video this Friday as season 5 came to an end last Friday.

Next Friday’s video is a look at my favourite 10 sites of all the campsites reviewed in season 5

Then we start looking at winter camping spots

A reminder you can buy Charlie & Me and Camping Crew products on charlieandme.ie

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

What are your tips for keeping warm at night while winter camping?

Camp life:

Has the camper market slowed down? Are people still finding it difficult to get motorhomes?

Episode 161 – Leaky Thunderstorms

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Meet up updates – book here  bannowbay.ie

Colin McCarthy got in touch to tell us about new facilities added to Middleton motorhome parking

Online Chatter:

Thunderstorms on Sunday, were you camping? Tell us about it.

Campsites or stop overs:

Doughlasha Aire and Bed/Breakfast – near Fossa Killarney 

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Friday’s video is stop 2 on our Tour de France 2022 and it’s from the island of Ile de Rea

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

While camping at Campail Teach An Aragail Eugene demoed his Poweroak 300w power station

Troubleshooting:

Leaky tents or awnings

Camp life:

With all the talk of weight issues. Is it possible to lighten the weight of your camper by replacing parts for lighter parts. Suggestions welcome?

Episode 160 – Cool Space Rough Seas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

The next Meetup – BannowBay.ie 2nd to 4th of Sept

Great to see Dicks Field open again.

Council urged to replicate success of Cobh motorhome parking across the county 

Camper van code of conduct to be introduced in Kerry

Online Chatter:

Brian from Hymerlife_travel tagged us on an Instagram post regarding a new UK trespass law.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Dee from Rene Renault and other travels on Instagram got in touch to suggest the Irish Military Museum as a good rainy day campsite

Follow up email from Gary re his shower tray

Meet the Millars on Instagram sent us a message about their recent visit to Ireland

Peter Cody has asked for help and advice re bad sailing experience

Thanks to Darren for the pictures of the Kite festival he sent Aaron couldn’t be there this year but maybe next time

Campsites or stop overs:

Not all sites are fantastic in France.. Here is what Romeo had to say about one such site. – St Georges de Didonne – Bois Soleil

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is Streamstown Camping Park Roscrea Co Tipperary
then we kick off with 4 campsite reviews from our Tour de France 2022

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Keeping cool on hot days

Camp life:

Give other campers some personal space please.