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.

email: minfamilycamping@gmail.com

 

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August 9, 2019

A family micro adventure is easily found in your own back garden, and is the perfect way to quickly swap screen time for wild time! Whether you are camping for the first time, or a seasoned glamper with piles of kit, the fun of sleeping under the stars, cooking on a ca...

August 6, 2019

Are you an overwhelmed overpacker? Stuck at home with a huge pile of camping kit in your spare room which is just too stressful to tackle for a short trip? Then why not try a weekend 'mini-camp', leaving some of your larger kit behind for a simple, stress-free get away...

August 4, 2019

Are you keen to camp but worried about how additional needs within your family could be too challenging at a campsite? Here are ten simple tips which may help get you all happily out into nature.

Recent studies show that spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiet...

August 28, 2018

Did your camping gear survive the summer holidays? What do you do with broken kit? What will happen to your camping equipment in 5 years time? Where will the world's camping equipment end up?

At the end of school holidays, thousands of busy families will be putting awa...

August 8, 2018

Carfest is a brilliant adventure for kids of all ages, from the tiniest tots to teenagers (and, in fact, everyone!), but packing can feel daunting. If you are immersing yourselves in a whole weekend on site, it really helps to choose your camping gear carefully. By bri...

July 13, 2018

This large, light and airy summer tent by Coleman looks fantastic and a lot more interesting than other tents. But with a reasonably large pack size and hefty 20kg weight could I handle it on my own? As the UK was in the midst of a heatwave I realised our usual little...

June 28, 2018

How to squeeze a wild microadventure into monday to friday monotony.

The perfect test for my minimalist family camping kit was to camp on a school night. A one night micro adventure with my children, mid week, to escape the boring routine of work and school. With a comp...

June 10, 2018

What's the point of minimalist family camping? I can tell you from own experience that it is definitely possible to camp with very little gear with children, but why should you bother camping the minimalist way?

1. It’s quicker - however much stuff you like to bring alo...

May 21, 2018

What is it about family groups cooking together on campsites that fills me with mild dread?  Couldn’t my next camping trip with extended family have the potential to be like a scene from an italian olive oil commercial? Generations gathered around long picnic tables, d...

May 12, 2018

So its possible to camp with less on a short trip, but how about a two week camping holiday abroad? A common approach for the annual summer family holiday would be to squash everything that moves into the biggest vehicle you have, kids packed up to their eyes in duvets...

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