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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.
How fantastic when someone falls in love with a piece of camping gear we’ve recommended! Clare Wells took her new Coleman Cortes Octagon tent on a trip to a great campsite in Wales…here’s what she thought of the site and the tent.
Camping out of season is fantastic, but you need to prepare. Here’s what we learned on a winter campervan trip in Scotland – how to find a great wild camping spot, stay warm, keep yourself entertained, eat well…and go to the loo!
Feeling a bit Mad Hatter-ish, we’ve decided to make our latest campfire all wrong…but all right. Here’s a weird and novel way to get the campfire going, plus some random camping and campervan tips to try out. Let us know if they work for you.
Find out about a new service that lets motorhome and campervan owners hire out their vehicle to campers. It’s a great way of having a holiday and good for trying out whether the campervan lifestyle and motorhome travel work for you.
It’s great to hear how a love of camping or campervans has led someone to change their lives. Pete O’Connor went from restoring VW Beetles to hiring out classic VDub campervans and even made it on to the small screen!
Sue bought Bob after finding him on Ebay. It was love at first sight and now she, and this 1984 Bedford motorhome, live a full-time life of freedom and adventure. Us too, please, please! She tells Campfire Magazine how she escaped.
Don’t wait to retire…do it now! It didn’t take a lifetime of commuting for Georgina and Lewis to realise there had to be a better way. The couple, en route to the ripe old age of 30, are travelling Europe with Dotty.
It’s a bit like Justin Bieber racing a Lamborghini when the world pictures him tucked-up at 9pm in his Spiderman PJs. Lee Davey reveals a caravan conspiracy and a still-shining tin-tent starlet from the ’60s.
A few weeks ago, a couple of the Campfire crew spent £300 on two nights in a wooden hut with a dodgy shower. It also had stunning views and a roof that opened to reveal a perfectly dark, star-strewn sky. It left them with a conundrum.