Outdoor Quotes: (Fishing)

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

Steven Wright

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Online shopping is great. No hassle getting the car out, negotiating the traffic into town, finding a parking space, walking miles round the town centre trying to find what you want at the right price, tearing up the parking ticket you got because it took 15 minutes longer than you thought it would, and then struggling home in the rush-hour traffic.

Online shopping gives you better choice, usually at better prices - and it feels like Christmas when that big parcel arrives with all your shopping. The fact you paid for it a couple of days earlier doesn't seem to detract from that feeling of excitement.


You don't get to touch and feel what you are buying first. You can't try it on for size. And you can't ask the assistant any questions about the product.

Chas E. Smith has been selling outdoor clothing and outdoor equipment for over 60 years. During that time we have been asked hundreds, if not thousands, of questions about our products.

These pages are intended to answer some of those questions for you. But there is much more than just that here.

So, what do these pages cover?

Festival Camping & Tents

Music festivals have become more and more popular recently, and this section provides some advice and guidance for anyone who is thinking about camping at a festival.

Camping Equipment

Advice and tips on the various items of camping equipment you may need for your outdoor adventure. From sleeping bags to rucksacks, a list of what to take, broken down into major categories.

Night Vision:

A history of Night Vision, and an explanation of the different terms like generations, image intensifiers, and so on, to help you choose your night vision monoculars, binoculars or whatever night vision device you are looking for.

Choosing Binoculars

Here we have put together information to help you choose a pair of binoculars to suit your requirements. This section explains what the different binocular terms mean, and what to look for when choosing binoculars.

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