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9 Science-Backed Benefits of Camping

Camping is a special kind of vacation. It can keep you fit, reduce your stress, and help maintain your relationships with family, friends, and partners. Learn how camping can make you healthier.

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How to keep food cold while camping

There’s nothing better than sitting by a campfire with the wonderful smells of a meal cooking. But many avid campers wonder how to keep food cold while on a camping trip. After all, the idea of getting food poisoning while being stuck in the middle of nowhere is enough to put anyone off. In this …

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The Ten Essentials For Outdoor Adventure

For campers and hikers starting out, the question “will I need this?” can be quite daunting. You need to find a balance between being prepared and being a pack mule.  Knowing what you need to take with you camping is a skill that is learned through experience. The more you venture out, the better able …

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27 Camping Games and Activities for Kids

Keeping the kids entertained for a whole camping trip might seem intimidating – but don’t worry! Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do while camping to keep them occupied.  Whether you need some fresh ideas for your next trip or are looking for some inspiration for your first camping adventure, there’s plenty of …

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Spending time in forests, hiking along trails, and just enjoying the great outdoors can improve your health and wellbeing. Here are the benefits of being outside!

12 Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors

A lot of recreationists like myself will testify to the benefits of being outdoors, especially in natural settings. I always feel better after a weekend camping away from the urban sprawl of the city – physically and mentally.  But it’s not just anecdotal. There’s plenty of research to back up the claim that spending time …

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Camping With Kids: A Guide for Success

So you’ve decided you want to take the family camping – great! This guide will walk you through every step you will need to plan your first camping trip with kids.  58% of campers go with their immediate family and it’s understandable why – it’s a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors and bond …

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11 Research-Based Benefits of Hiking

Hiking exists as a continuum. From a gentle stroll on a path in the woods to climbing up a mountain, it takes many forms.  Physical activity and exercise have a wide range of health benefits. However, hiking is special in that it offers an opportunity to combine the health benefits of physical exercise with the …

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It’s Time To Go Beyond “Leave No Trace”

Nowadays you’ll struggle to find many outdoor enthusiasts who aren’t familiar with “Leave No Trace” and the ethics embodied by the motto.  Designed as a framework to minimize the impact humans have when visiting the great outdoors, Leave No Trace guidelines are applicable to almost every recreational activity.  It’s important to familiarise yourself with the …

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A peaceful, snow-covered tent in a stunning winter landscape

The Secret World of Winter Camping

Camping in winter is definitely the least accessible time for most adventurers to head out. There are a range of perils that come with backpacking in the snow and you need to prepare thoroughly if you want to stay safe.  But winter, alongside summer, is actually the most popular season to take camping trips. So …

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Who Else Wants To Go Glamping?

Glamping has been a growing phenomenon since the mid-2000s. In fact, it’s grown so big now that there’s even glamping themed lego sets! But some people still aren’t quite sure what glamping actually is.  To provide some answers, this guide will take you through what glamping involves, where the industry is going and whether it …

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How to Stay Warm in a Tent Overnight

Growing up in Scotland I sometimes take the natural beauty all around me for granted, but the one thing you don’t take for granted is the weather. A night shivering in your tent is definitely not how you want to spend your camping trip! Yet, winter along with summer is actually the most popular time …

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How to Start a Campfire: Step-by-step Guide

The campfire plays an important role in enjoying an outdoor adventure. It provides warmth, a place to cook and a place to tell stories. It is very much the centerpiece of any camping trip. In this article, I’ll explain which type of campfire to build for different circumstances. I’ll show you how to start a …

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