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Questions tagged [camping]

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

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Is it possible to pay to stay at a scouting campsite in the UK?

There are a lot of scouting campsites in the UK, some that list quite reasonable rates for an overnight stay while backpacking or cycle touring. However, are these only available to large groups, ...
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Returnable deposit French campsite

I've recently booked a campsite in southern France and paid €50 to hold the booking. I have now been told by the campsite that I need to pay an extra €100 returnable deposit now and the other €30 for ...
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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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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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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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Free camping in Uk, Belgium, Netherlands - is it legal?

This summer I'm planning a bicycle trip from Manchester (UK) to Trieste (ITA). I don't have a lot of money to spend in hostels or campings, therefore I was thinking that wild camping would be a good ...
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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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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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Is wild camping allowed in the Maldives?

Are there any places in the Maldives in which we can legally camp?
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Overland trip in Uganda with camping

I'm looking at a overland trip in Uganda, approximately 14 days. I am ok with some amount of camping, but I'm not terribly interested in the "dig your own hole" sort of camping. I'd like to do it ...
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Camping in national parks in Sri Lanka

Can you just take a tent, take some food and stay for a few days in national park in Sri Lanka? First of all is it legal to do so? For example are campfires allowed? And if it is legal is it safe? Are ...
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Where is wild camping possible in Europe?

Are there countries in Europe where wild camping with a tent allowed or at least tolerated? How high is the probability that someone will get angry at you or even call the police? Please consider ...
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Camping in French National Parks

'Wild camping' is permitted in France, but not in national parks, according to this question. How strictly is this enforced, and what are the consequences of camping in the a national park? Are ...
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Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?

This question is a spinoff of the question about wild camping in Europe since none of the answers cover the area where I am now with my tent and sleeping bag (-: Do any of the following countries in ...
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Are you allowed to set up a tent/van at Australian “Rest Stops”?

Over the Christmas area my wife and I (kinda off the bat), decided to go for a 2 day camping trip to the "Southern Forests" region of Western Australia. However, each site we checked ended up being ...
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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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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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Is there a website with historical temperatures and weather data?

I am interested in hiking this fall in France and camping along the way. In order to figure what gear I need to pack to camp (particularly for the sleeping bag), I would like to know what temperatures ...
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Handwash on the go

I am searching for some time for a small "pocket soap" which does not require water. Based on the comments below, there is basically: Soap: Dissolves in water and helps to remove oils and dirt that'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Vietnam Phu Quoc National Park allow visitors to camp on the grounds?

We (group of two) want to travel to Phu Quoc Island, arriving at Bai Thom (north), rent some mountain bikes and travel through the National Park to the south of the island. Is there a possibility to ...
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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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Is wild camping possible in Germany? Where?

Is it possible to do wild camping in Germany? Are there specific zones for that? If yes, can someone recommend a few, preferably with nice trails to walk. The idea is to go into nature.
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Round trip in Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with a car and a tent

I have this weird plan for September. We're a couple, and we have one week in Amsterdam. It seems Amsterdam is not large enough to keep us busy for a week, and in any case we're more people of ...
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Is free camping permitted in the Faroe Islands?

I'm planning to go to the Faroe Islands next August after visiting Iceland. I was wondering if camping out in the wild is permitted anywhere in the Faroe Islands. I don't mind about the costs, but I ...
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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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Is possible to camp in a tent in Iceland in April?

I've seen that most camping sites are closed in April, but some are open. I'm wondering if this is because the lack of tourists or because the weather is too bad (snow, wind, etc) to camp in winter. ...
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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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What are the wild camping regulations in Iceland?

I've read here that "in Iceland you are allowed to do this by law as long as you stay away from houses and use common sense like you say". Wild camping in Iceland is one of my ideas for the next ...
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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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What sort of cooking gas do they sell on the Scottish west highland way?

A somewhat official page about the west highland way states that The most convenient [cooking gear] is probably the camping-gas variety. Make sure you carry a spare cylinder of gas, although ...
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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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Camping along ring road in Iceland

I am planning on a circumnavigation of Iceland this summer and the Ring Road might be the only road available for lenghthy stretches. I would like to know if camping along the Ring Road is ...
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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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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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Is it possible to camp in Russia on a tourist visa?

I'm interested in crossing the border from Norway to Russia at Storskog, via car. We thought about driving to Murmansk or even not so far - Zapolyarny for instance. We will have a tent with us and ...