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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A guide to Low Impact Camping

Introduction Low impact camping is leaving a place with no sign to suggest that you have been there. Yes you may have flattened some grass but that will recover within a short time. Leave no trace – The Seven Principles¬† Plan Ahead and Prepare Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Dispose of Waste Properly Leave […]

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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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