The key to summer camping is preparation. For a weekend of family campsite fun, weight is less of an issue, which means more space for the creature comforts. If you’re hiking solo for some remote bivvying, however, you’ll want to pack as lightweight and as minimalistic as possible. Here are the basics you’ll need for every camp, plus the luxuries if you’re not lugging a heavy backpack around.
Looking for a taste of the wild camping? Check out these campsites, which promise to be wild enough to escape the crowds, yet organised enough to dodge the sometimes-confusing laws around camping in open space. Walk on the wild side – and camp there, too.