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Comfortable camping in cooler months

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Some people only associate camping with a summer holiday, but there’s no reason that with the right prep work you can’t camp into autumn and beyond. Here are some tips to help you make sure your camping trip is just as comfortable as the weather gets cooler.

Tents  Choose a tent that is not too big. You may think the more room, the better, but more space to move around in is more space to keep warm. Before you pitch your tent, look around to see if you can find a sheltered spot. When the temperature drops at night, a place with a bit of protection from the wind could help you stay warm.

Clothes  It’s easier to stay warm than to get warm, so as soon as the temperature starts dropping, make sure you’re wrapped up to keep the heat in.Layering your clothes can make it easier to adjust to the correct temperature.

Food  Keep your energy up with filling foods. Staple morning meals like porridge or eggs are quick and will warm you up and get you going. Quick to prepare foods are the best as the longer you’re sat around making your meal, the colder you’ll get. One of the simplest ways to prepare a warm meal is using a self heating meal. We stock a range of different options.

Nature  If you’re planning on camping in the autumn, you might as well enjoy the autumn leaves. Take a little time before you go and find a campsite with stunning autumn views, either at the campsite itself or at hiking and biking spots nearby. Be prepared for bad weather. Though there is still lots of lovely crisp and clear weather in the autumn, there’s always the chance of rain. Pack waterproofs so you won’t be miserable if the weather does take a turn for the worse. So, will you join the crew that thinks cold weather camping is even better than warm? Try out these tips and give it a go!