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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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 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...

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...

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...

August 12, 2017

Are you exhausted by the thought of camping with kids? Has your gear got the better of you? Would you rather stay home than face the packing frenzy for a short family camping trip?

I love being outdoors camping with my children, the mummy guilt miraculously stops when w...

June 26, 2017

Four years ago we discovered Burnbake in Dorset. A beautiful, quiet campsite with small grassy pitches nestled in woodland. Dappled sunshine shone through the trees, children played on a simple rope swing, footpaths meandered away into the woods across a babbling strea...

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 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...

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