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Get into Tough Camping

Camping is an activity that has been enjoyed by millions for decades, if not centuries. Simplicity of living and getting close to nature are big appeals in deciding to forget the hotel and stay in the great outdoors. Fotolia_61951439_XS

If you are intending going camping for the first time or changing your camping style from Active to Tough Camping, it is worth speaking to someone in an outdoor store, or researching on the web, to find the size and type of tent to suit your needs. Nowadays tents come in all shapes and sizes, and some can be made out of some pretty space age materials. A lot of tents are more suited to one application or another- such as lightweight hiking, or easy pop-up for festivals, but there is also a large selection of general purpose (which are normally on the cheaper end of the range; depending on size) which are suitable for family camping. Large tents with separate rooms are ideal if you are taking the whole family. Tough Zone camping will most likely require lightweight tents that you can carry with you to your destination, although this may not always be the case.

Camping in the Tough Zone means you are out in the wilderness or at least a little way from civilisation so it is important that you have everything you need as it probably will not be easy to simply ‘pop-back’ for the thing you forgot. Always check and double check your packing before you leave home.

IIn the UK and in the majority of places abroad, all land is owned by someone and you should check you have permission to camp if you want to camp anywhere that is not an organised campsite. It is also a good idea to check local laws in case there are any rules prohibiting camping in certain areas.

There is a quite a lot of differences between camping at a campsite compared with camping in the wild. Whilst the benefits are huge, the peace and tranquility of being away from all the hustle and bustle of civilisation is an amazing experience but that does come at the price of there being no facilities in the wild.

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