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

 

© Minimalist Family Camping 2019

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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 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...

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...

March 1, 2018

Why do we bring so much stuff with us when we camp? After speaking to many campers and reflecting on my own experience I think it comes down to one thing – fear.

Leaving the safety of our homes and venturing out into the darkness, without a well-stocked frige, wifi and...

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 9, 2017

A folding wash basin is a great way to save space when packing for a camping trip. I do think a washing up bowl is really handy so didn't want to go without one. All those dirty dishes around the bbq need to be transported to the nearest tap/ washing up area at the cam...

June 8, 2017

Every great camping trip begins with packing, and in the carefree days before kids we didn’t take much. A small tent, sleeping bags, logs, burgers and red wine seemed to be all we really cared about bringing. But then our baby arrived and the packing list doubled, or m...

June 8, 2017

Riverside Lakes Campsite, Dorset, UK
For one night in May

Our first family camp of the year was perhaps a bit ambitious. There was no hiking, kayaking or trekking involved. No, this trip would be tacked onto the end of an even more demanding day… my daughters 5th birthd...

June 8, 2017

Young children can be fairly easily entertained in nature – some sticks, mud, water and leaves can keep them busy for ages, particularly if there are other children to play with, but there are times when one of them may need some quiet time on their own, or if the weat...

June 8, 2017

What they don’t tell you on the instructions is that when you inflate this air-filled sofa you will instantly be mobbed by kids. As soon as they saw the Lazi Bed being filled, our children came running from the distant corners of the campsite to leap all over it. They...

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August 9, 2019

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