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Questions tagged [camping]

Accommodation in tents, hammocks, bivouacs, caravans, trailers, etc.

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Independent travels around Southeast Africa [closed]

Me and my girlfriend are going to travel around Southeast Africa from May to July. We haven't made any specific plans but we will likely visit Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and/or ...
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Staying in Etosha Park, Namibia

I've recently contacted Etosha National Park, asking them to book 2 nights at their camping sites for our upcoming trip to Namibia. They've quickly got back with a quote, but in order to secure the ...
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How can I find which police stations in Taiwan have camping facilities for cyclists?

Two and a half years ago I walked and hitchhiked around the island of Taiwan. I liked it so much I'm starting my next trip by doing it again. A couple of months into my trip I learned that some ...
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Big Bend border crossing — safe for campers?

My spouse and I are planning to camp in Big Bend National Park in late December. Meanwhile, there are lots of news stories about the "migrant caravan" heading for the US border, the troops deployed to ...
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Can you freely camp along trails in Scotland?

I am planning to do a multi-day hike in Scotland, preferably somewhere fairly remote. I am looking for information regarding the legality of camping along the trail. It would seem from this site that ...
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Setting up a tent on a beach in Greece

I'm planning on going to Khalitea, Greece, but don't have too much money for hotels with my mates, so we got an idea to set up a tent or two on the beach, sleep there and go to the discos. Would this ...
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Camp in a Yosemite backpacker's site with confirmation but no permit

We have been granted a backcountry permit in Yosemite. The permit allows the use of backpacker's camp sites near the trailhead on the day before and after the dates of the permit. We'd like to stay in ...
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Do I have to book a place for a tent at a campsite in Portugal?

In July I plan to go to Portugal (I plan to spend this time in Faro and vicinity). I want to sleep in a tent at campsites. This will be a small, two-person tent. Do I have to book campsites in advance ...
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Renting camping equipment in Nambia [closed]

I am planning a 3 week road trip in August in Namibia for 2 people. At first, I wanted to book a van or a 4x4 with a rooftop tent but it's quite expensive in August (more than 100$ a day). As I saw ...
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Am I allowed to strap a tent to my airport checked luggage?

I am going on a hiking trip to Norway and need to put my tent somewhere. Can I put a bag with a tent strapped to it in hold? A bit like this, or at the bottom: The issue is that my bag does not have ...
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Biking from Whitehorse to Vancouver [closed]

I'm planning to travel along the alaskan highway this summer (send of june until mid july). I'm not an extremely experienced camper and have only spend one night outside of a camping ground so far. ...
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Isle of Man Camping (IOM TT Specific)

I booked a trip late to attend the Isle of Man TT. As far as I see it now, every place that allows in advance online booking for a campsite has already been taken. Is there any way I can book a ...
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Free tent camping location close to Adelaide?

I would like to be able to camp without fees for a week outside of Adelaide City, in South Australia, being able to walk, cycle or take public transport into town within an hour. Not wishing to ...
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Is wild camping allowed in Norway?

I will be visiting Norway during August and September. My question is: Is wild camping allowed in Norway? What are the rules, besides the obvious "take your litter with you when you leave"? Can I camp ...
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Where can I sleep overnight in an RV nearest to SFO?

Rather than pay to rent campsites everywhere I go, I've heard it is workable in the USA to park the RV in Walmart parking lots and do our sleeping there. I'm renting an RV in San Francisco (...
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Are campsites always free on Canary Islands?

A few years ago I was on Gran Canaria and I was sleeping in a campsite, which was (I believe) run by the local government. It was super good quality and totally free and not crowded (it was April). ...
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Where in Palma Majorca is it possible to sleep on the beach? [duplicate]

My previous question was on Canary Islands, but now am asking the same thing about Palma. We are planning a two-night trip to Palma Majorca (PMI airport we are flying to). Travel dates are last week ...
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On which Canary island is it possible to sleep on the beach?

We are planning a two-night trip to the Canary Islands. The cheapest options include Lanzarote and Las Palmas for flights. Travel dates are last week of November, so I guess weather should be okay. I ...
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Reservable campground in Grand Teton park

Are there any reservable campgrounds in Grand Teton park? I would be looking to reserve during peak summer months. It seems all I can find are first come first serve on the Official Grand Teton ...
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How to legally sleep in a van while traveling the Orcas and San Juan islands?

Girlfriend and I are flying out the end of September to Seattle, renting a van with stowaway seating (so we can sleep in it) and then driving up to the ferry to Orcas Island. I've lived on an island ...
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Is wild camping allowed in the Maldives?

Are there any places in the Maldives in which we can legally camp?
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Can you wash an inner tent in the washing machine? [closed]

Can you? The inner tent incorporates its own groundsheet. Will this get damaged? It has mould on it from being in storage. It's a Vango Tempest 200, 2013 model (they look different now). https://www....
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Where can we go near Paris to watch a meteor shower?

We'll visit Paris next Saturday, and there'll be a meteor peak during the night. Are there any camping areas where the sky will be dark and away from light pollution? It doesn't necessarily have to be ...
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Where can we rent or buy a tent for Balkan road trip?

I am planning a road trip through Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo this summer. We will fly into Skopje and get a rental car there. Besides other accommodation, we also want to camp for a ...
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Where can we get fuel for a MSR stove in Oslo?

We are planning a backpacking trip to Norway and plan to use our MSR WhisperLite multi-fuel stove which runs on white gas or regular unleaded petrol. Will gas stations in Oslo sell us such petrol if ...
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Is it dangerous to camp in western Ukraine?

I've just started camping and I was wondering if it's dangerous (dangerous wildlife/people) to camp in western Ukraine (near the Polish border) as I will be there for some days in August. I've been ...
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Can I camp on a campsite under 18 in Italy?

I just realised you can't sleep in hostels if you're under 18 years old. Is this the same for staying at a campsite in Italy? I really need help because I already planned a whole vacation around ...
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Basic campsites in Black Forest (Schwarzwald) [closed]

I'm hoping to find a cheap basic campsite in the Black Forest for a family of four. Not fussed about flash facilities, electric hook up etc. Composting toilet and peaceful location would suit us just ...
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Can air conditioning units be rented in France?

We are going to spend a few weeks in a caravan in a French campsite over the summer, but our accommodation does not have air conditioning. Does anyone know if is it possible to rent an air conditioner ...
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How common are campground bans on single travellers?

From alephzeros comment: in the UK some camping sites which advertise themselves as "family-friendly" have a total ban on single travellers of any age and gender from using them. I've never in my ...
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Butane/propane fuel for camping in Northern Calgary

Where in Northern Calgary could I get a fuel canister (screw-on)?
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Spending a night in UAE dunes

I'm offered a camping option to spend a night directly in desert and dunes near Dubai (Al Qudra Lake). Should I have any concern about animals or species (scorpions, ants or other insects) or is ...
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Camping in WA/OR during the off-season

Next week, my girlfriend and myself are renting a car and driving from Seattle to Portland (we are visiting from the UK). Despite the current rainy weather we would love to go camping along the way. ...
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Help Understanding RV Towing Weights

I'm looking for help understanding the towing weights in regards to travel trailers (RVs). We have a Dodge Caravan. The towing specs in the manual say 3350lbs + 3-5 people +50lbs luggage ea. We have ...
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Camping in Oregon during the August 2017 eclipse

I'm planning a family trip to Oregon for the 21 August Eclipse this year. I'd like to head inland where the weather is likely to be better (e.g. around Madras): naturally, most if not all of the ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

In the French Alps, there are many refuges which are free to use: you can turn up in most places with no reservation and stay the night. I can't seem to find any mention of these free refuges in ...
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Cheap camping in southern Brazil

I'm looking for cheap places to stay for some weekends in my tent. What I need is a safe place to set up my tent, maybe running water and a toilet, basic stuff. So far I was looking in places like ...
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What time of the year is the weather warm enough for camping in Yellowstone National Park?

I want to visit Yellowstone National Park. I want to go for camping and am planning to stay there for a week. When is the weather warm enough to camp (say above 0 degrees Celsius/ 30 Fahrenheit at ...
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Free Camping in Ise, Japan [duplicate]

I'm planning a month-long trip in Japan in November and I'm trying to save money the best I can. I love free camping, too, so that sounds like a double-win. I'd like to know if anyone has experience ...
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Snowshoeing/hiking in December in Geneva

I'm looking for locations for snowshoeing or hiking that can be done at the end of December in Switzerland, preferably in the proximity of Geneva (1-2 hours away is okay). If the treks involve one ...
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Camping Equipment for Kruger

I'll be spending a couple of weeks with my girlfriend in the Kruger National Park in South Africa from Friday, a combination of camping and the cheapest huts. We have most of the equipment we need but ...
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Bicycle travel through Italy: Recuperating a night by the road

Wild camping in Italy is often forbidden. But just sleeping in your car or trailer for one night in a parking space with the purpose of recuperation is exempt from this (with good reason, you prefer ...
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Do I need to book in advance in French camping parks?

I might be camping in France a couple of days this summer, but I don't have any plans regarding the trip and this will happen if am close enough to the park. Is it ok to just go to the park or is it ...
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

I plan on hiking the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle trail, starting in France and ending in Spain. To lower the costs, I would like to camp on my own outside. Is it legal to camp outside in a small tent ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

Matsu island of Taiwan (but actually located just near Fuzhou, China) is beautiful and sparsely populated. Official tourist accommodations are expensive compared to PRC and even a little high compared ...
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How many tents per campsite in US national parks?

I'm planning to stay at the Dorst Creek Campground at Sequoia National Park 2 weeks from now. I made a reservation (through www.recreation.gov) for a campsite. The offical site says that six people ...
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How do you check in to a campground?

I am planning a road trip through west coast USA, and am doing camping stops along the way. I have never reserved a camp ground and have only camped once. Most of the campgrounds seem to show up on ...
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Where to buy camping stove canisters by Oslo airport in Norway?

I'm traveling to Norway in a few weeks, arriving to Oslo airport. I'm planning on camping in a tent most of the trip and would like to use my gas stove to make tea/food. Since I can't take the gas ...
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What are the regulations for making a fire while camping in Iceland? [duplicate]

What are the regulations for making a controlled and monitored fire made with the intent of cooking/heating while camping in Iceland?
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

We are planning a trip from Gaborone, Botswana to the Namib desert, not far from Windhoek, Namibia. By google its about 15h drive. We are looking for campsites along that route, without diverting too ...