Getting started

So, you're convinced! Ready to gather your minimalist camping kit, turn off your tech, leave your fear at home and and get out there. Now what? Check out these blogs to discover your first steps. Subscribe to our mailing list below to receive a free copy of our packing list.

March 27, 2018

The clocks have changed, winter darkness is rapidly disappearing and our thoughts are wondering outside again at last. Long summer evenings are suddenly coming our way so lets be ready to seize them with both hands and get out there!

If your camping kit has been linge...

September 1, 2017

Have you ever played ‘car tetris’? Squeezing every item of camping gear into your vehicle can take hours and be horribly stressful. But there is an easier way to go family camping, and I’m not suggesting a roof box or trailer. You can just take smaller stuff, and less...

June 16, 2017

Keeping warm at night is top priority for our family when camping. If the kids get cold they will wake up and we’ll all have a bad night. So what is the best way to keep them cosy in a tent without packing heaps of bedding? 

I used to bring piles of spare duvets and bla...

June 11, 2017

Many campers have their own system for storing and managing their gear. We have a large (Primark) bag for all our sleeping bags, mats and compact chairs, and the simple ‘3 Box System’ for virtually everything else. We prepare this at the start of the camping season and...

June 8, 2017

Lets get our kids outside on short camping adventures more often and more easily. Less gear will be smaller to store and quicker to pack and so much easier than you think.

1. Be brave!

Your friends may think you’re crazy leaving the glamping equipment at home but you’ll...

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Minimalist Mum UK

Hello, I'm Briony, a mother to two young children on a mission to get my family outdoors more often and more easily. Join me on my journey from overpacked estate car to grab-’n-go easy camping kit. So leave the lanterns, chuck out the chairs, kiss goodbye to the gadgets and let's go Mini Camping.



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