Top Menu

Archive | Camping information Blog

wild-camping

What to take wild camping

Travel: ideally everything should fit in a single backpack (or fix to it) so that it can be easily carried and kept in one place, you don’t want to get off the train to realise you left your tent behind! And because you are carrying everything you will need to consider the size and weight […]

Continue Reading
wild-camping-england

Clearing up some of the confusion about Wild Camping …and an update

All of the UK is owned by someone or some organisation. Wild camping does happen but is often not possible or realistic for many people hence the reason for creating Nearly Wild Camping. Nearly Wild Camping has been working hard to help people access wilder camping opportunities for some time, whilst also ensuring some benefit […]

Continue Reading
tent

How to choose a tent for wilder camping

The three main considerations when choosing a tent for wilder camping are weight, pack size and price. Other considerations are how often you will use the tent, how many people and kit will it need to accommodate and in what season/s are you planning to use it. Generally if you are backpacking you are going […]

Continue Reading
mental-health

Attentional Restoration Theory and Camping

Attentional restoration theory (ART) first proposed by Kaplan and Kaplan (1989) claims that urban environments suffer from an excess of stimulation that serves to dramatically capture our attention. People exposed to urban environments are forced to use their attention to overcome the effects of constant stimulation (described as hard fascination), and over time this in […]

Continue Reading
peg

An introduction to tent pegs

There are many types of tent pegs available but which should you use and why? When choosing suitable tent pegs you should take into account the weight, shape, size, material and the intended use. Some pegs are designed for different terrains and weather. It’s always good to have a few spares to hand in case […]

Continue Reading
Nearly-wild-planning

The Wild Camping Mindset

Motivation – you’ve got to want to do it in the first place! Planning & Preparation – check the weather forecast, plan your meals & snacks, pack your bag in the order you will need things (or use different pockets). Knowledge of the landscape (map). Practice & Testing – learn to put your tent up […]

Continue Reading