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Why we love camping – Camping Facts Infographic

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We asked over 1700 campers about their favourite hobby, and here’s what we found out: 

Each year more and more families decide to take up camping, and now more than ever it’s a hobby that is accessible to anyone, from the hardened backpacker to those not quite willing to give up all their home comforts. Camping is what you make it, but what do people already camping think about it? Earlier this year we hosted a survey for campers to tell us a bit about their favourite pastime.

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Tent Demonstration Days

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Pop into your local GO Outdoors for our Tent Demo’s

To help you choose the right tent, we are introducing tent demonstrations in all our stores. These free demo’s will show you how easy our tents are to put up and take down – giving you a chance to pick up some useful tips from our staff.

These demo days will be held every Saturday and Sunday at the following times:

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Top 10 Camping Tips

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A selection of camping tips from GO Outdoors

Because it’s always better to learn from others’ mistakes rather than your own, we’ve asked around the GO Outdoors office for some top tips for a successful camping trip. Read more

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Ever thought of Wild Camping?

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We take a look into camping off the beaten track. 

It’s a new year and one of our themes for 2012 is ‘Give it a GO’ where we want you to try your hand at a different outdoor activity. In this blog we’re going to take a look into the subject of wild camping and backpacking in the UK. While pitching a tent off the beaten path may sound like an easy task, there are some rules you will need to follow so as not to get into trouble. Read more

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A return to camping – Sandy Antsee

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Sandy rediscovers camping after a few decades

I took my first camping trip in years over to the Lakes, we had been to ‘GO Outdoors’ and got all the essentials and more ready to have a really good time. I hadn’t been camping for well over 35 years and could only remember the big white canvas tent we had with guide ropes everywhere to trip over, a bit massive ground sheet over the top of the tent to keep us dry but the rain still seemed to slip in at parts! Read more

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A tent is for life, not just for a festival..

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Today, we are all talking about festivals, naturally. Half the staff have come back as red as crustaceans from Glastonbury! Whether you went or stayed at home, the aftermath of Glastonbury is probably still ringing in your ears. It seems either you went there and watched Beyoncé, or you didn’t go and wavered between saying ‘blimey- look at that mud!’ smugly- and feeling miserable.

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