Planning Your Camping Trip

Many things go into planning a camping trip and the plans you make will vary from trip to trip depending on a range of circumstances. Here, however, are a few tips that should apply to most of your camping adventure preparations. Consider the Weather The first thing you should do …

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Packing Tips

If you are planning a camping trip by car, the amount you can pack will vary depending on your personal requirements and the size of your vehicle so for the purpose of this article, it is going to be aimed at packing advice if you are travelling on foot and …

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Camping in Wet Weather

Rainy days are all part and parcel of the camping experience and they needn’t interfere with your camping plans. In fact, as long as you’re well prepared, the sound of rainfall can quite often add a new dimension to how you relate to the environment in which you’re in. The …

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Camping in Cold Weather

Even during the late summer, you can suddenly experience a chilly evening/night or run into a ‘cold snap’, so it’s handy to take along an extra fleece or sweater just in case. However, this article focuses more on those who choose to go camping whatever the weather and how to …

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Dealing With Outdoor Pests When Camping

Camping should be a lot of fun and, although you can take precautions to minimise the risk of encountering flies, wasps, mosquitoes, ants and other creepy crawlies, it would be foolish to think that you can spend your time in the great outdoors without ever encountering any of these creatures …

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Camping With Your Dog

For those of you wanting to take your dog on a camping trip, there are some things you need to do to make this as fun and as safe as possible. Your dog will view the whole experience as one big adventure and it can give us, as campers, another …

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What to Do Before Leaving The Campsite

Throughout your camping trip, you should always try to adopt a mentality of ‘low impact’ camping. That means disturbing the natural environment as little as possible. Things you should never do include hammering nails into trees, hacking at living trees with axes or saws or damaging bark or any roots. …

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Using Nature for Navigation

Expert trackers have always been aware of the importance of being able to tell the time and direction by the sun and the moon. This goes back to early Stone Age times when watches and clocks weren’t available and in maritime history, sailors have used the position of the moon …

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Camping in Hot Weather

When camping, it is important to be prepared for all types of weather conditions; more importantly when camping in hot weather it is wise to know what to wear, what not to wear, what to drink and how to ensure that you are protected from any sudden drops in temperature. …

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Storing Things Inside Tents

There are several ways you can maximise the use of available space inside a tent in order to store things. However, before you even think about where you’re going to put everything, storage considerations need to be considered even before you buy the tent itself. Most reputable tent manufacturers will …

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