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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Creating Fire Using Friction

Before lighters and matches were invented, our ancestors had to create fire using other methods. These traditions live on amongst many of the world’s tribal people today and, here in the UK, you can be taught these skills at many of the bushcraft courses set up all over the country. …

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Travelling Light When Camping

The majority of hikers would usually carry a pack that’s around 30 pounds in weight or perhaps even more. However, a special ‘breed’ of hikers carries far less – often less than 12 pounds. They have become known as lightweight backpackers and even ultralight backpackers and, whilst you may not …

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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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