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Product Review: Folding Wellies

Just when you thought you had all the camping kit you could ever need… Now at first I thought what’s the point of folding wellies? They can’t be a substitute for actual wellies – those sturdy, bulky and chunky soled waterproof boots that we all know so well – not the most comfortable or stylish […]

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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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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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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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