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A Practical Guide to Camping (Paperback)

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By Suzanne Elsworth, Alex Morgan, Trevor Morgan
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781399014342
Published: 1st August 2022



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Whether you want to take the family for a low-cost, stress-free campsite break and are not sure where to start, or you long to disappear into the wilderness to sleep under the stars and get closer to nature, this practical guide contains everything you need to know.

From comfort camping to backpacking bliss, it is packed with sensible advice and crafty tips. Find out how to choose the perfect tent or shelter, sleeping bag, rucksack, stove system or pitching spot, and discover ways to entertain the kids, what to cook and how to make certain your drinking water is safe.

Create holiday memories the whole family will remember for the right reasons, wild camp without breaking the rules or harming the environment, embark on lightweight backpacking adventures, or go exploring by bike, boat or paddleboard.

No matter what form your camping dreams take, this book will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make them a reality.

As featured in the article: 'A pitch for camping'

Lancashire Life

I have spent time reading excerpts from the book. There is a great deal of information in every aspect of enjoyment in the outdoors. The authors and contributors have made great efforts to consider people’s limited budgets. In short this book will not only give the reader confidence, but will continually assist them by referencing the incredible wealth of knowledge within.
The tips sprinkled throughout the book are a nice touch offering quite a few handy tips that will save time while the clear colour photos reinforce the information.

Nick Miles - Chairman of the Backpackers Club

As featured in

Cumbria Guide

Suzanne's book is crammed with practical advice.

Books Monthly

As featured in

Cumbria Life

As featured in

Country Walking

This is a great compilation of the gear needed for camping as well as tips for your trips out. I appreciated that the authors offered suggestions for tents and equipment at various price points, and didn’t make it seem like you have to go all out when you go camping. New and experienced campers will find something useful in this book.

NetGalley, Megan Griest

This book is full of useful information and advice on gear, suggestions for brands to use and rules about camping etiquette. It’s a good place to start your camping adventures.

Read the full review here

Everything is Better with Dragons

As featured in the article: 'Trio sharing their camping know-how'

News and Star (Carlisle)

Article: 'Trio share their camping know-how in new book'

Workington Times and Star

As featured in 'Cockermouth trio share camping know-how' - read the full article here.

The Cumberland News

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent guide to camping in UK or similar geographical area. If you want to travel to South Europe you need to take some other factors like water or heat into account.
As I was interesting in learning about UK this is an excellent guide and I learned a lot.
Highly recommended.

NetGalley, Anna Maria Giacomasso

A Practical guide to Camping is a great handy guide book to all aspects of camping, from equipment and tents to safety and different types of camping. I didn't realise how many different types of camping there was! I'd never heard of bike camping and boat and board camping before reading this book. I enjoyed the tips and hacks ideas dotted through the book and especially enjoyed the family camping information as this is the area I am most interested in at the moment as I wish to take my child camping soon. This is a great book for newbies and more accomplished campers alike.

NetGalley, Natalie Horman

A Practical Guide to Camping is a helpful beginners guide to camping. It covers a variety of camping styles and gives tips for all price points. The authors discuss everything from basic essentials to more technical logistics.

The section I found most helpful is the part pertaining to family travel and important information about camping with children.

While the book talks predominately about camping and travel around the UK, many of the concepts and lists can be adapted to other countries. I am not based in the UK but there was quite a bit of information that I found usable.

If you are located in the UK or plan to travel there, there is a beneficial list of resources found at the back of the book.

NetGalley, Meg Christine

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If you are into camping this book has great places and ideas and information. Highly recommend.

NetGalley, Heather Michael

This book has a lot of great information and tips for camping, whether you’re new to camping or you’re looking for some new tips. It’s applicable anywhere, but the brands and locations are British, so it’s more useful for camping there. The photos are great! They make me want to go camping in Europe!

NetGalley, Cheyenne Schweikert

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the great pictures on many of the pages. It makes you want to grab your gear and go! I camped a lot as a kid and am slowly getting back into it. Thanks for sparking my interest! I felt like this book was well written and did a good job telling about the various aspects of camping.
I like that you guys put in the checklist several apps that’ll help rescue or others in your party to locate you if you’re lost or in different areas. I also liked that you guys included disabled camping websites. Thank you!
I like the personalising tents; it’s definitely a good thing to stand out if you’re in a crowd. The tips and tricks boxes dispersed throughout the book was great. I like the food tips but do wish some recipes had been included. I also liked the various styles of camping that was included; not just one type.

NetGalley, Anna A.

About Suzanne Elsworth

Suzanne Elsworth is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter. Her early camping featured rain, family chaos and teenage misery, then she discovered it was an amazing escape. Suzanne likes to mix cost-effective cheats with little luxuries, making every trip one to enjoy rather than endure.

About Alex Morgan

Alex and Trevor Morgan are time-served campers and long-distance backpackers, who have spent the night in a tent with a projectile vomiting child and lived to tell the tale. Alex is a journalist and award-winning novelist; Trevor blogs as Lighterhiker and is a passionate wild camper, bikepacker and unashamed gear geek.

About Trevor Morgan

Alex and Trevor Morgan are time-served campers and long-distance backpackers, who have spent the night in a tent with a projectile vomiting child and lived to tell the tale. Alex is a journalist and award-winning novelist; Trevor blogs as Lighterhiker and is a passionate wild camper, bikepacker and unashamed gear geek.

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