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The right camping equipment and outdoor gear makes all the difference – whether you’re in a tent, a campervan or a caravan. There’s clever camping gear out there…and some downright daft things to waste your money on.
You’ll find our very favourite items of well-designed equipment at our special best camping kit page.
A map may be a thing of beauty, but hikers and bikers who are always exploring new areas may not want a houseful of physical maps. Is a walking or cycling app the answer? We look at the best from Ordnance Survey, Viewranger and more.
How fantastic that people are rediscovering our countryside. What’s not fantastic is that we now have an epidemic of litter, dog dirt, human waste in woods and lay-bys and mess left by fly-campers. So what can we do?
We’re not keen on plastic, so what are the alternatives for light and practical plates and bowls for camping and outdoor eating? We’ve found some cheap options and some rather lovely things too. Bamboo, enamelware and more.
If you’re a camper or campervanner who opts for a pitch with electricity, you can make the most of your hook-up with a portable electric stove or cooker. Find out about the options – from Remoska to induction hobs, microwaves and halogen cookers.
Steel, aluminium, heat exchanger…even titanium – we’ve boiled and we’ve poured to find the best camping kettles. Here’s our round-up of fast, light (and occasionally pretty) kettles for camping cuppas.
Sometimes you just want to escape! Thinking about wild camping can be more fun than the actual experience…unless you get the equipment right. There’s no better way to enjoy it than taking minimum camping gear and a reliable bivvy/bivi bag or hammock.
If you’ve tried trickling water from a drinking flask to wash the mud off your dog’s paws, get the sand off a surfboard or wash your hair while wild camping, we’ve found the answer – a portable camping shower.
Cooking kit made specially for campers can be a bit utilitarian – and not always great quality. So, we’re always looking out for camp kitchen equipment that’s well-designed, multi-use and easy to pack. Here’s some of the best.
Camping equipment to make you smile – sometimes wryly! Have a look at what we’ve been testing for our tent and campervan gear. From perfect £5 watershoes to a bonkers food tray for your steering wheel.
We’ve been promising to review the LotusGrill barbecue ever since we thoroughly road-tested the Cobb. So here we are. Did it prove to be smokeless? Did it really only take three minutes to get to cooking temperature?
Can you live without toast? We can’t…so we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect camping toaster that’s quick, easy and packable. Have a look at these campstove toasters and let us know what you use too.
This is what we’re here for! To save you the time and effort of researching to find decent camping gear. So, let’s talk camping storage…camping cupboards and camp kitchens, in fact. Here are the best we’ve found.
Which travel mugs keep drinks warm (and cold) the longest? Which reusable takeaway coffee cups are a joy to use instead of throwaways? Discover the best in our guide to insulated travel mugs and reusable coffee cups.
We set our testers the challenge of making a meal using some of the most popular woodburning camping stoves – the Frontier, the EcoZoom Versa, the tiny Woodgas stove and the high-tech Biolite. Plus the Solo Stove gasifying model and more. See how they fared.
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