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The Camping Guide for Smart Enthusiasts

Do you need to know what Gear to take? What food to bring? Best equipment for Hiking? How to build a camp fire? Well it's all here at Smart Camping Guide and plenty more cool camping ideas...

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Welcome to your comprehensive resource that provides guides on what's the best gear to choose, how to keep safe, what to bring and many other tips and advice articles that helps you enjoy the great outdoors

Whether you're new to camping or have been hitting the trails for 20 or so years there is something within this website for you.

The advice guides I have put together cover the various types of ways we camp out and for the type of trip taken which includes articles for those that go car camping, hiking and backpacking, day hikes and family camping.

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Winter Tips And Ideas

Various useful winter camping tips keeping you well, warm and happy

"Winter Camping Tips And Cold Weather Camping Ideas"

Exped Downmat 7 Sleeping Pad

Manual inflatable sleeping mat suitable for backpacking and camping in various types of weather conditions

"Exped Downmat 7 Sleeping Pad"

Coleman 4 In 1 Quickbed Review

Can be used as two singles, one king sized or folded up to make a twin that's double in height

"Coleman 4 In 1 Quickbed Review"

Marmot Atom 40F Sleeping Bag Review

Review of the Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag: 40F lightweight goose down fill mummy style, best suited for backpacking

"Marmot Atom 40F Sleeping Bag"

Marmot Never Summer Sleeping Bag Review

The Never Summer is a 0F sleeping bag that enables users to sleep in colder winter conditions comfortably

"Marmot Never Summer Sleeping Bag Review"

Hooks House Farm Campsite: Whitby UK

A family owned business that's a great getaway for those seeking peaceful surroundings

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Crows Nest Caravan And Camping Park Review

Crows Nest became my top choice from all the visits made. Great views

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Campsites In Filey

Selected Sites in Filey (UK) found and reviewed after visiting the coastal town

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Petzl Tactikka Plus Headlamp Review

The 4 LED head lamp is lightweight in design, has four mode settings and features a red flip filter among other features

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MSR Pocket Rocket Stove

The Pocket Rocket Stove is a lightweight, compact and powerful little fella for those that need a small backpacking stove

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Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

The ranger is a 15 degree 650 goose down fill sleeping bag with a few nice features

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Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15 Degree Womens Sleeping Bag

Review of the Roxy 15 degree bag designed for women

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Big Agnes King Solomon Double Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree

A double sleeping bag for couples that has it's advantages and disadvantages

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Smart Camping Guide Main Resources

The first set of resources below are intended to be guides on preparation which includes safety, buying gear, taking the kids, and a variety of other cool tips.

Family Camping

Kids Activities

Various articles giving advice including activities and safety to help families enjoy a family camp out.


Camping First Aid Kits

Safety is an aspect I would advise all people to consider and pick up as much as advise as possible.

Camp Food


Tips and ideas for choosing the right food including storage, a food list, food safety, trail foods etc.

Various Tips and Ideas

Cool tips from users of smart camping guide and a few of mine which includes how to build a fire, pitch a tent, what to bring and other smart tips.....

Camping Needs

All about the needs for families, going solo, disabled people, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts needing advice .

Equipment Advice

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Gear and equipment needed for various type's of camping we do (car camping, backpacking, hiking etc).

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Gear Reviews And Guides

This section below is for those seeking specific advice about gear needed and reviews. All the top brands can be found within these pages and useful information guides about what, why and how to choose the equipment.

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