Outdoor camping fun
You may have heard a few different names mentioned when it comes to camping. Different people prefer to spend their night in a tent in rather different ways. The style of camping you choose will open up different options in the type of kit you need to pick up.
By far the most popular choice with GO Outdoors customers. This type of camping includes any camper that has paid for a pitch on a campsite for a period of time, ranging from groups of friends, to couples, through to large families. Having a dedicated pitch means that you will have your own space and be surrounded by other holidaymakers. Make sure you check the rules of your chosen campsite before your trip as some pitches will be specific on the size of the tent you can bring, not to mention many family campsites won’t allowed single sex groups. Related blog: http://www.outdoorlifegears.com
Often campsites will have on site facilities such as wash rooms, showers and toilets.
Festival camps come in different shapes and sizes, but one thing most will have in common is that you’ve got to get all your festival gear from a car park to the campsite (depending on the festival, this can be quite far). Festival campers will sometimes opt for the cheaper, smaller options in tents and camp alone or with a friend (they are also the main buyers of Pop up tents). As a tip, It’s worth considering the size of your festival group and looking into whether a large tent with a living area is worth splitting the cost, this could mean you get a better quality tent for less money.
Festivals have their own rules when it comes to the size of tents you are allowed to pitch, or the type of cooking equipment you are allowed to use on site. It’s worth checking with your festival website to make sure that your gear adheres to these rules.
Wild camping is the idea of heading out camping, only taking with you what you can comfortably carry in your rucksack and pitching your tent on a non-sanctioned campsite. Wild camping is only LEGAL in Scotland and certain areas of Dartmoor National Park. If you wish to wild camp anywhere else, you will need to ask for the permission of the land owner.
Wild campers look for lightweight gear and take the bare essentials. If you can’t carry it, you don’t need it.
Glamping can be quite divisive, camping purists deem anybody who takes electric or mod-cons with them as ‘glampers’, however we like to think of glamping as the luxurious side of camping. Glamping can include booking into pre-pitched sites, or the growing number of Yurt and Teepee sites that are cropping up around the UK. Glamping is a good idea for those of you who may not like the idea of ‘roughing’ it in your own tent, and like a little more luxury from your holidays.
Wear multiple layers. Layering is the golden rule when you dress for camping, as it will allow you to adjust to variations in temperature simply by shedding layers in warmer conditions and adding them in cooler conditions. Use lightweight clothes that can be easily transported.
Choose inner wear that emphasizes dry conditions and regulated body temperature. Cotton clothes tend to absorb moisture and should be avoided in your base layer. Find inner clothes made of wool, silk or synthetic fabrics which will draw moisture away from your body.
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Wear clothes in your middle layer that help you to insulate. While the inner layer keeps you dry, the middle layer should keep you warm. Look for fleece vests, wool sweaters or lightweight jackets, which trap air near your body and protect you against the cold.
Select outer layer clothing designed to protect you from the weather. Waterproof or water-resistant fabrics work best, especially if it rains or snows unexpectedly. Look for synthetic fabrics with laminated membranes or even a simple plastic poncho if your budget is tight.