There’s no denying that travel has taken a hit this summer, however if the indoors is getting you down you can still enjoy the great outdoors.
Using whatever space you can, whether it’s the back garden (or even the front garden) or your living room, you can pitch up camp at home. It’s a great way to add a sense of adventure to your new everyday routine. If you want to join in with others for a sense of campsite camaraderie, why not donate a £2 a night pitch fee to the #GreatBritishCampout campaign and help the NHS at the same time?
If you don’t have the right kit or just want to upgrade your equipment, global camping equipment brand, Coleman, has teamed up with Campingaz, the outdoor cooking expert, to create a kit list for your stay-at-home campsite. Here’s their suggestions:
Perfect for camping at home, this new three person version of the beloved Coleman Octagon tent is deceptively spacious inside, so you can bundle all the family in for a game of cards and then a sleep out, but it won’t take over the whole garden. Quick to set up and easy to pack away, this fun tent has colour-coded poles for easy pitching, an integrated groundsheet and a hydrostatic head of 2000mm to keep you dry if the weather changes. The flysheet can also be removed, so it works well as a bug-proof play area for the kids during the day too. For safety, all materials are fire retardant and zip stoppers ensure that it is easy to let yourself out of the tent in a hurry.
Coleman Extra Durable Airbed Double
Designed to be more durable, stronger, yet lighter than standard airbeds, the Extra Durable Airbed Double from Coleman is a great piece of kit for camping adventures at home, but will also be an essential item on your camping kit list for years to come. Ensuring you have good night’s sleep, even when sleeping under the stars or in your living room, this airbed features a supportive coil system and soft-touch brushed polyester surface. The attached Wrap ‘N’ Roll carry bag makes packing the bed away an easy task and the easy-to-use Double Lock valves lock in air two ways for easy inflation and deflation, as well as leak-free performance for the life of the mattress.
Coleman 360 Sound & Light LED Lantern
Set the mood of your stay-at-home campsite with the 360 Sound & Light LED Lantern from Coleman. Offering super-bright 400 lumens of 360° light output and the wireless capability of a Bluetooth speaker, this lantern allows you to transport yourself to your favourite camping spot by playing nature sounds or enjoy your favourite playlist long after the sun has set. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a USB port for charging makes it easy to take out into the garden and weather-resistant materials with IPX4 water resistance provide protection from the elements if the weather suddenly changes.
Campingaz Camping Kitchen 2 CV
Light, portable and space-saving when not in use, the new Campingaz Camping Kitchen 2 CV is perfect for micro-adventures in the garden. This sleek two-burner gas stove features a slim design with a built-in carry grip along each side panel for portability and sturdy steel lid also offers wind protection for the burners. The powerful 2,000W burners can be fully adjusted for precision cooking and a wide base creates stability, allowing you to set up your outdoor kitchen on any surface.
Dishwasher-safe, enamelled steel pan supports provide further wind protection for the burner heads and each can hold up to 24cm pans, allowing you to cook plenty of food for all the family. The surface of this handy stove can also be wiped down with a damp sponge, making cleaning an easy task.
For more information about Coleman, please visit: www.coleman.eu/uk
For more information about Campingaz, please visit: www.campingaz.com/uk/