The Best 6-Person Tents of 2019

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Your compact two-person tent might be your pride and joy when backpacking but when you’re car camping, bigger is often better, particularly if rain is forecast.

Spacious enough for families, 6-person tents also offer a luxurious camping option for two people. If you want a tent that you can sleep in, store your kit in and hang out in during bad weather, this is the size you want to be looking at.

After all, just because you’re camping, doesn’t mean you have to rough it

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The Ultimate Guide to Portable Power at the Campsite

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One of the things I love most about camping is getting away from my computer for a few days. It’s nice to have a digital detox and just enjoy being outdoors.

But this can be taken too far… Having lights, a Kindle or tablet for entertainment, and a charged phone to check the weather forecast (or post your camping pics on Instagram) can make your camping trip feel like a relaxing break rather than a survival experience.

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The 8 Best Cheap Sleeping Bags

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There’s something incredibly comforting about hunkering down in a cozy sleeping bag under the stars. I often find that I sleep better outdoors than at home – something to do with being out in the fresh air, perhaps.

Like many things in life, top quality sleeping bags are expensive. But unlike tents, this is one piece of kit where you can get away with buying a cheap option, particularly if weight and pack size isn’t an issue.

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The Seven Best Coleman Sleeping Bags

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My sleeping bag is hands down my most treasured piece of camping gear. I’ve had my current sleeping bag for over fifteen years and although it’s looking a little well-loved, it still keeps me cozy and warm.

In fact, given my sleeping bag has been with me longer than any romantic partner, you could say it’s my favorite sleeping companion. (Sorry, husband…)

If you’re looking for the love of your life a new sleeping bag that won’t break the bank, then it’s worth looking at the Coleman range of bags.

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How to Choose a Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

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Camping in winter? You may shudder at the thought, but an early winter’s morning can be one of the most beautiful times to be outdoors.

I’ve done my fair share of cold weather camping, from Scottish winters (and summers!) to high altitude Alpine bivvies and camping on glaciers in Iceland and Greenland. I hate being cold at night, so it’s really important that I have a decent sleeping bag that’s up to the job.

In this article, we’ll look at some things you need to consider when buying a cold weather sleeping bag. I’ll also be finding the best winter sleeping bags at different price points so you can find something to suit your needs.

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How to Create The Perfect Camping Kitchen

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When you think of camping and cooking, you may picture yourself crouched uncomfortably on the floor huddled over a gas stove or trying to scrub dried porridge of the bottom of your pot.

And, I have to admit, I’ve been there…

But if you’re car camping, you don’t have to worry so much about space and weight, which means you can create a camping kitchen which works for you and doesn’t leave you clutching your aching back every night.

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