Day: July 3, 2020

Going on a post-lockdown camping holiday? Read this first

With campsites re-opening, scores of hardy outdoor types will be stuffing car boots and roof boxes for a long overdue change of scenery. But what if you’ve never been camping, and the closest you’ve got to sleeping alfresco is dozing off on a sun longer? Where do you start when you don’t know your Trangia from a tent peg?

With the help of the Scouts Association’s Simon Carter, and Caroline Thomas, operations officer, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we’ve compiled the ultimate first-timer’s list, debunking myths and explaining how to choose the finest camping gear guaranteed to keep you warm,

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