The holidays are quickly approaching, and whether you enjoy hiking  or camping or are simply searching for the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, look no further than REI. The retailer has tons of gift guides with ideas for everyone on your wish list — even under $100

As an avid hiker and editor who has worked in the fashion and outdoors industry for more than a decade testing gear, I’ve




With so many specialty products out there in the camp and backpack world, holiday shopping for the campers in your life can be overwhelming. That’s why we compiled this list to help you equip them.

Make sure the special people in your life have what they need when they head for the wilderness.

All of these products will level up anyone’s


Holidays are the most awaited part of the year. If you chose a good place for a holiday, you could spend the rest of the year with its memories. So possibly you are craving fresh air and atmosphere then Idyllwild is one of the good options to consider. A small village situated in the San Bernardino National Forest.

From busy urban areas to relaxing forest areas, your soul needs a break from this hectic environment.


THERE’S something romantic about a night under canvas in the great outdoors.

And more people than ever seem to agree as 4.5million holiday-makers across the UK tried camping or caravanning for the first time in the last three years.

Camping holidays are enjoying a boom


Camping holidays are enjoying a boom
Wild Camping on Calgary Bay


Wild Camping on Calgary Bay

So-called Covid campers took to their tents in droves, with 16.4million people enjoying a trip in 2021.

With the cost of living squeeze


1. Zeus is your master

Two weeks before camping date, make a little shrine to Zeus, God of Thunder, Lightning, Rain and Winds. Traditionally, (as in ancient Greek times), you would sing hymns, carve an altar and offer up wine and prayers. The singing and the wine bit you may wish to carry on well into your camping trip.

2. Do not rise with the lark

You’ve got Zeus onside, well done. Now you have


Luxuries such as meals out and holidays are often the first things to face the chop when cutbacks are being made to household budgets.

With inflation at a 40-year-high, it’s likely many Brits will be reconsidering their summer holiday plans this year.

Whether they are postponing their longed-for post-Covid trip overseas, shortening the length of their trip to save money or looking at cheaper accommodation – experts are predicting the holiday market may soon be


Powis Arms Campsite, Shropshire

Within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Grade II-listed Powis Arms coaching inn and its attached campsite are a short walk from the Georgian country estate of Walcot Hall, home to one of the UK’s finest arboretums. Walkers pitching at this small site can do without a car: it’s an hour’s hike to the characterful town of Bishop’s Castle, and longer trails into the Shropshire Hills


GRiZ, the renowned electronic music artist and producer, has announced his first-ever camping festival, Triple Rainbow. The event is set to take place in August 2022 at a location yet to be revealed. With the announcement, GRiZ joins a growing list of musicians who are organizing their own festivals.


  • What is Triple Rainbow Festival?
  • GRiZ’s journey in the music industry
  • The growing trend of musician-led festivals
  • What to expect at Triple Rainbow Festival



Whether you’re a camping festival veteran or first-timer, we’ve got you covered with the essential gear for surviving and thriving!

Camping festivals are a truly unique experience – thousands of people “sleeping” under the stars and dancing at multiple stages, often day and night, out in nature. These festivals can be invigorating, transformative, and just a ton of fun. But if you arrive unprepared, you may feel more like you are on an episode of