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rubbastuff join us as a Business Supporter

rubbastuff – well known for their PACMAT range – have joined Nearly Wild Camping as a Business Supporter. We look forward to working together going forward as we continue to expand the co-operative network. Members can log-in to access a discount code to be used at

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Understanding Sleeping Bags

I remember when I first went to buy sleeping bags for a family camping trip I was rather confused by different prices, sizes, thicknesses etc. All I knew was I wanted everyone to have a good camping experience and not be cold in the night. So slightly unsure, we bought something middle of the range… […]

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7 different types of lights for camping

There are many different types of lighting for camping and particularly in wilder places where you may be faced with pitch black darkness. You should always make sure you have multiple sources of light and spare batteries (of the right type!). Below are some of the most commonly used camping lights: 1) Head torch – […]

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Ashby join us as a Business Supporter

Ashby supplies a range of high quality hardwood logs including kiln dried ash, oak, beech, seasoned firewood, kindling and firelighters. They are based in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire and offer next day delivery via courier nationally. They also have a fleet of vans that deliver next day to Buckingham and surrounding towns like Milton Keynes, Towcester, Brackley, […]

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Ideas for easy camping meals

Ideas for easy camping meals – using as little cooking kit as possibleyou can make some easy to prepare meals with the minimum need  for washing up afterwards, the following need only one pan/frying pan: Corned beef hash (instant mash potato) Noodles with tuna & mixed veg (cook noodles first) Pasties/pies heated in silver foil […]

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5 ways to light a fire when camping

5 ways to light a fire when camping It’s always advisable to have more than one way to light a fire when camping. Things can go wrong, get wet or be difficult to find in your rucksack pockets. You need to practice some of the methods before waiting until it’s dark and you’re cold. The […]

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Top Tips to Keep Warm when Camping

There’s nothing worse than getting cold when camping. It’s much better to prevent the chills than get cold and have to find ways to get warm again. Below are some tried and tested ways to keep warm when camping: Keep out of the wind – pitch your tent in a sheltered position, wind chill can […]

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