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elcome to the Essential Guide to Camping 2023 – packed with all the information you need to find the ideal tent and camping accessories for you and your family. Camping is a wonderful way for you and your family to enjoy the outdoors... and it’s fantastic value for money.

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answers to all the big buying questions, as well as everything you need to get the most out of your tent.

The guide features the highlights of the major manufacturers’ 2023 tent and accessory ranges as well as all the latest news from the world of camping.

But whether you are a first-time camper or a veteran, it might all leave you feeling a little confused. There’s no need to panic, though – we’re here to help. In the Essential Guide we have the

You’ll also find a huge amount of useful information and advice to help you choose the tent for you, how to buy it and then make the most of it on your camping adventures.


Buying advice 4 Why camping is so great 6 Getting started 10 Choosing the right tent for you 18 Tent layouts 19 Jargon buster 20 Essential camping gear 22 Where to buy 24 How much does it cost? 26 Buying on finance

Using your tent 30 How to put up a tent 32 Packing your car

35 Pick the perfect campsite 40 Where to pitch your tent 42 Campsite etiquette 44 Gas and electricity safety guide

Range reviews 46 Campingaz 49 Camplet 52 Coleman 55 Khyam 59 Outdoor Revolution 62 Outwell 64 Vango

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HEAD OF CONTENT Daniel Attwood EDITOR Iain Duff DESIGN Lisa Watson-Bailey

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PRODUCTION T 01778 392453 Viv Lane

MANAGEMENT Publisher Fleur Chivers

Managing Director Stephen Warner


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