Camping skills: Learn how to be an expert camper
- Introduction to tent camping: How to get started
- How to pitch an inflatable tent
- Pitching a family tunnel tent
- Packing checklist for family camping
- Using gas on the campsite
- How to use electricity in your tent
- Cooking on camping trips
- Camping with dogs
- How to repair your tent
- Keeping your tent organised
- How to pack up at the end of your trip
- How to get your tent back in its bag
- Expert camping advice to your door!
Introduction to tent camping: How to get started
Everything you need to know to go camping for the first time
Whether you are planning a weekend trip a few miles from home or a big family camping holiday by the coast, making your first camping trip can be a bit nerve-wracking. But do a bit of advance preparation, learn the language and respect the rules and you’ll soon be camping like a pro
Camping Checklist: What to pack for family camping
Q: What do I need to take with me on a camping trip?
A: There’s nothing worse than arriving at the campsite and discovering you’ve forgotten an essential piece of kit. Download and print off our camping checklist to make sure you take everything you need on every trip
Electricity in your tent
Q: How do I use electricity on the campsite?
A: You can’t just turn up on the campsite with all your electric appliances from home and expect to plug it straight in.
Top tips for cooking on camping trips
Q: What should I cook on the campsite?
A: Cooking outdoors is all part of the great camping experience. But you don’t need to be Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson to cook up a treat on site. Follow our tips to become a campsite cooking expert
How to fix your tent
Q: What DIY tent repairs can I do?
A: No matter how carefully you look after your tent, there’s a chance that it will suffer some damage. But save yourself some money and try a bit of repair work.
Getting your tent back into its bag
Q: How do I pack my tent away?
A: Struggle to get your camping tent back into its bag? Here's how to avoid the packing up blues at the end of your camping trip
Helping you to learn the camping skills you need
Find out everything you need to know about putting up a tent, the best spots to pitch, how to organise your living space and much more with our practical guides to all the camping essentials.
Expert advice for campers
If you want to look like a camping pro, follow our step-by-step guides and practice pitching your tent in the garden at home before you head to the campsite.
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