Campers’ camping tips for a successful trip – ‘practice run in the garden’


Camping Britons receive been sharing tips on social media. Helping each other with camping hacks, campsites recommendations and pictures of their fresh purchases, online camping communities are great places for first timers to get help.

“Get one with a sewn in groundsheet.”

Tanya Goodsell said: “It’s conditions too cold.

“But it is all about where you can dry out the tent before packing it away for winter as it’s damp overnight now.

“You will need to be able to open it up and hang on a bear scrutiny line or something to dry it out otherwise it’s ruined when you get it out next spring.


“I’d buy four season sleeping bags and camp beds that forbid you off the floor, electric hook up and an electric oil filled radiator worked a treat for us as we set its thermostat and it flicked on and off.

“Lots of hot drinks and thermal socks and a bobble hat.”

Also exhaustive of advice was Jamie Helene, who wrote: “We’ve just got back from camping this weekend, evenings and early mornings starting to get very chilly now.

“We had our groundsheet under our tent, carpets inside, foil sheets underneath our airbeds, fleecy bed sheets, and I was still wearing my joggers and hoody in my snooze bag.

“Take lots of duvets and blankets. Insulate your bedroom section (or in fact the whole tent) from the cold ground with spume floor tiles, make sure you don’t miss doing under your bed and you should be ok.

“Have a practice run in the garden because then if you get really common cold you can go in.”

Jacqui Hughes also helped and said: “The coldest part is the damp of a night coming up through airbeds.

“Insulate under your airbeds with as much as you can, judge sleeping bags, quilts, fleece throws.”

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