Monday, 12 October 2015

We'll Be Exhibiting at the Trade Days Show!

This weekend CloserStill Meida will be presenting another business fuelled Trade Days show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and we will be there!

If you're heading  down there on sunday or Monday, please stop by Stand B73, opposite the VIP lounge, for Travel John demonstrations, brand talks and possibly even some free samples.

We can help answer any queries that you may have surropunding our brand and work and we will be showcasing all of our travel essential products.

For more Trade Days information, head to their website here.

Let us know if you plan to stop by!

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Thursday, 9 July 2015



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Ps. We're sorry if you're filled with wanderlust and totally travel envy. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Travel John Lowdown

 If you're a regular traveller then the chances are, you know the struggle for finding an available toilet is real. You're driving down the motorway at rush hour and you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam after 10 glasses of water, you're desperate for the toilet, but unless you're okay doing your business on the side of the road where everyone can see you, you'll have to wait until you're at your destination.

If only there were some fantastic invention that could assist you in your hour of need.

Fear not! Travel John is here to save the day.

The Travel John demographic extends far and wide, much further than just festival goers and campers, but what situations will you actually need a disposable urinal? Below is a list of uses to help decide whether you'll be needing one soon.

- Campers        - Festivals        - Travellers        - Drivers
- Miners        - Roadtrip        - Underground        - Hikers
- Backpackers        - Cyclists        - Roadworkers        - RAF
- Long queues        - No bathroom access

For those of you who are still unsure as to what Travel John is, it's a range of products designed for those on the go. We range from disposable urinals to vomit bags to a foldable commode chair and a privacy tent. 

They are easy to use, absorbent and disposable.

If you're wondering where to use Travel John then the answer is; wherever is most convenient for you!
In the car, in the woods, underground or even on an airplane! You can use it anywhere as long as you don't mind an audience.

All that aside, the ultimate question here is, how do I use a Travel John?
This infographic shows how to test a disposable urinal, obviously resplace the water bottle with yourself when you actually need to use it!

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Go-To Summer Holiday Essentials Guide

// you are never alone // •
We're back with another essentials guide and this time it's all about that vacation abroad!

With holiday season looming, it's time to buy your essentials, plan out your activities and make sure everything is prepared for your trip. That includes making sure your passport is still valid!

This list is based on a trip abroad to a hot country, becasue that's where we'd all love to be right now. Some points are gender specific or are unisex ideas, there are also some points for families.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Shampoo                                ✈ Conditioner                                 ✈ Shower Gel
Body lotion             ✈ Face wipes / make-up remover                ✈ Female care
Haircare                     ✈ Razor / shaving cream                      ✈ Hairspray
  ✈ Insect Repellent            ✈ First aid kit / products         ✈ Dry shampoo
Deodorant                ✈ Brush / comb                ✈ Wash cloth
✈ Cosmetics                ✈ Toothbrush                ✈ Suncream
                 ✈ Toothpaste             ✈ Aftersun                ✈ Perfume / aftershave

✈ Clothes                                 ✈ Underwear                            ✈ Footwear
✈ Jacket                             ✈ Swimwear                       ✈Sleepwear
✈ Hat                              ✈ Everyday bag
           ✈ Phone                           ✈ Chargers                          ✈ Extension Lead
✈ Plug Adapters                 ✈ Tablet                      ✈ Camera
✈ Hair Tools                         ✈ Mp3/music
 How to Pack the Perfect Carry-On | Short and Long Flights
✈ Passport                            ✈ Country Currency                           ✈ Flight Socks
✈ Sunglasses                        ✈ Travel Insurance                        ✈ Cosmetics
✈ Map                    ✈ Hotel/Travel Documents                    ✈ Bank Card
  ✈ Phrase Book                    ✈ Cellotape                    ✈ Notebook/Pens
✈ Sewing Kit                    ✈ Ear Plugs                    ✈ Safety Pins
Travel Medication                    ✈ ID                    ✈ Book
✈ Copy of Passport & Important documents

           ✈ Clothing                           ✈ Underwear                          ✈ Activity Books
✈ Baby food                      ✈ Baby milk/powder                      ✈ Pacifiers
✈ Sun Hat                      ✈Armbands/floating items                      ✈Toy(s)
✈ Everything you feel your little one needs

Is there anything you feel I missed off this list? Where are you off on holiday this year?
Drop a comment in the box below!

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Friday, 10 April 2015

The Ultimate Festival Packing List

Glastonbury festival crowd sunset
Coachella kicks off today in Indio, California and if I say I'm not jealous of every attendee, well I'd be lying. With a stellar line up, A-class festival fashion and 2 fun weekends in the sun, I'm definitely not alone in my envy.

However, with so many festivals happening over the coming months, we shouldn't be too jealous. If you're off for a weekend (or week in some cases) of music filled fun, then I've devised the perfect list you'll need to ensure you've packed all the essentials. There's nothing worse than being unprepared and stuck in the mud. Literally. 

Please bear in mind that this list will not suit everybody, especially you picky bods, and some are more gender specific, but only you know your absolute essentials. We just want to help you on your way.

Click the links below for my reasons why these items are essential!

One thing to really think about when sorting out your gear is that you have to physically carry everything with you, over dirty, hilly, muddy grounds, to your campsite. If you can't carry it then don't take it!

If you don't want to lose it then don't bring it. Losing stuff is a bind at the best of times, but when you're on a campsite with thousands of people then the chances of finding what you lost is like finding a needle in a haystack. You're much better off with a disposable camera, or an old compact, and an old phone that won't be too heartbreaking if it gets trodden into the mud.

There are also restricted items at each festival so definitely check out the list on their website, they all provide the do's and don'ts.

Most festivals operate age restriction and regulations for various things. Take your ID so you aren't refused anything you're old enough to have. No one likes being the sober one because they thought they looked old enough to be served without ID.

Sleeping bag
Cooking stove, utensils & food
Spare tent pegs

I can't pack your bag for you but here are a few things to consider;
                                                    ♫ Travel & Festival tickets - obviously        Directions/Map
                                                    ♫ Cash & Cards                                        Old phone
                                                    ♫ Compact camera                                   Wellies
                                                    ♫ Take extra clothes                                 ♫ Take clothes you can bear being ruined
                                                    ♫ Light-weight waterproof jacket               Wet wipes 
                                                    ♫ Hand sanitiser                                       Hat
                                                    ♫ Bandannas/floral crowns/headpiece/hair accessories
                                                    ♫ Toilet roll                                               Travel John
                                                    ♫ Bin bags & plastic bags                         Torch
                                                    ♫ Sun protection                                       Toiletries
                                                    ♫ Umbrella                                                Sunglasses 
                                                    ♫ Earplugs                                                Lighter/matches
                                                    ♫ Towel                                                     Chargers & Batteries
                                                    ♫ Books/Magazines                                   Eye mask

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And obviously anything else you desire!
Did I miss anything off? If you think I did then leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Camping Essentials Checklist

camping holiday essential packing checklist
Packing for a camping trip is probably harder than packing to go abroad. There are many more things you need to remember, and if you're staying tin the country then the chances are, your car will be full to the brim with food, essentials, tents and things to keep everyone occupied for the journey. This holiday lark is no easy ride.

We figured we'd lighten your load and supply you with a checklist to help you remember all those
things you'll forget all about until you're in the wilderness with no power, no torch and cold toes!
coffee cosy autumn morning

                                                Clothing                                                     Sleepwear
                                                ☐ Underwear                                                 Shoes/boots/trainers
                                                ☐ Hat                                                          ☐ Sweatshirt/jacket
                                                ☐ Extra socks                                              ☐ Swim wear 

Bring clothing, underwear, sleepwear and shoes appropriate for your trip in terms of practicality and length of holiday. Depending on the season, remember you'll be warm/cool enough for the weather.
travelling essential toiletries checklist
                                                  Toothbrush                                                Toothpaste
                                                  Deodorant                                                  Mirror
                                                 ☐ Soap/Cleansers                                         ☐ Towel/washcloth
                                                 ☐ Shampoo & Conditioner                              ☐ Tissues
                                                 ☐ Toilet Paper                                                Travel John
                                                 ☐ Towel                                                         Hairbrush/comb

Health & Medication
                                                 ☐ Prescription medicine                                  Pain medication
                                                 ☐ Insect repellent                                           Hand sanitiser
                                                 ☐ Plasters                                                      First Aid Kit
                      morning camp food bacon eggscanada chair campfire outdoors nature camping
Camping Equipment
                                                   ☐ Camp stove & fuel                                      ☐ Tent
                                                   ☐ Sleeping equipment                                     ☐ Can Opener 
                                                   ☐ Cutlery                                                       ☐ Cups
                                                   ☐ Seasonings/condiments                               ☐ Paper towels  
                                                   ☐ Food                                                           ☐ Aluminium foil
                                                   ☐ Plates/bowls/pans                                        ☐ Dish soap
                                                   ☐ Campfire grill & utensils                                 Camp chairs       
world map wanderlust travel
Electronics & Gadgets
                                                 ☐ Electric converters                                     ☐ Chargers
                                                 ☐ Camera & Equipment                                 ☐ Batteries
                                                 ☐ Electronic devices                                      ☐ Headphones

                                                   ☐ Sunglasses                                                  ☐ Candles
                                                   ☐ Radio                                                           ☐ Map/Directions
                                                   ☐ Pocket Knife                                                 ☐ Scissors
                                                   ☐ Seasonings/condiments                                 ☐ Bin bags
                                                   ☐ Eye Mask                                                     ☐ Map
                                                   ☐ Waterproof matches                                      ☐ Torch
Are you off on a camping trip soon? Let us know if you used our checklist and if it helped!


(Disclaimer: All images were sourced from Pinterest besides the title collage)