About us

Who are we? We’re the Campfire Magazine team

Well, first of all, we camp…a lot! We’ve travelled throughout the UK and Europe, and we’ve been tent campers, glampers and campervanners.

We here to help you make the most of your camping trips – whether you’re in a tent a campervan or a little caravan. 

We’re independent, honest and VERY picky about our camping gear

We’ve tried out all kinds of camping – from weekends of wild camping in Scotland, to months exploring France and Corsica, from statics on Welsh campsites to glamping in yurts and gypsy caravans.


We’re also a bit food obsessed, so we love buying ingredients in local markets and shops, cooking outdoors, tasting our way around food festivals and, once in a while, giving a bit of business to a nice-looking pub, café or restaurant.

Value for money, good design – that’s the camping gear we love

We’renot poverty-stricken (yet), but we don’t have bundles of spare cash, so we do like value-for-money and we try not to have more equipment than we actually need. That means we’re always looking for the perfect piece of camping gear or outdoor kit for the job – whether it’s a neat, peg-less clothesline or a good pair of walking boots..

We’re by no means experts, but we are discerning and we’re pretty experienced when it comes to day-to-day campsite or wild camp living. But, we’ve still got a lot to learn and a lot of adventures to enjoy…and that’s the fun of it.

Why Campfire Magazine?

Camping with a tarp and outdoor rugWe launched Campfire Magazine to share our thoughts and finds, but also because we wanted to create a community of campers who could share their ideas and discoveries too.

Because the magazine is free, we use some affiliate advertising to help pay for running costs. You can read more about that at the bottom of the sidebar. Trust us, though, we only recommend or link to a product if we know it’s good. We also look for the lowest prices for you.

Wild camping in Scotland

We’ve been going since 2014 (how time flies when you’re having fun) and have just celebrated reaching more than 190,000 readers in just ONE month. 

We’re adding more information all the time, so please do follow us on Facebook and see what’s new as it appears. And if you have any suggestions or comments, you can contact Campfire Magazine.

All the very best from everyone at Campfire – including those campers not even old enough to walk yet!

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  1. Steve Harvey

    Would love to meet up with wild campers, make some new friends, nice food cooked on the open fire, nice glass of wine and share each other’s story’s.

  2. margaret deans

    What a great find today, l want to explore my beautiful Scotland but always done B&B’s but that is getting so expensive now so l have been racking my brain how l can over come this and thought about sleeping the car and then found this wonderful magazine and l’m so excited to start getting my stuff together, thank you so much. ED: Thank you so much for those kind words, Margaret. It means a lot to us! We hope you have a wonderful time exploring. Scotland is TRULY beautiful. Have a look at our article on wild camping on Mull – that would be a lovely destination for you.

  3. Burleigh Ibbott

    Briliant magazine, You see all the plusses and negatives as we do. Just had bad news from our 14 yr old daughter after coming back from Tuscany for a wedding this year. ” I don’t want to go camping any more”. I hit me hard as you can not just say “you go where we go”. So a up hill struggle. Camping is a art in the UK compared to Australia much more family oriented.
    Keep up the good work.


  4. What a wonderful website. Found you by chance and you really are just what I have been looking for to help us get the best out of our Mazda Bongo campervan time. Live near Hebden Bridge and loved your article on Gastro camping round there. well done.

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