A tent that floats on water is a thing – Here is the Traft

Certain types of trips to the great outdoors require that you have both a tent and a way of moving along rivers, lakes or the sea. The fewer products you have to carry, the happier camper you are. A company called Traft is trying something new. They have created a two-in-one product, a tent-raft, that floats so that it can be paddled, and it doubles as a dry-land tent.

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A night at the races: camping on a mountain for the Tour of Spain

It is one thing to stay a night at a camp site where all the services people usually need are available, and completely other thing to camp on a mountain with thousands of people without any facilities. If it is camping on a mountain in order to watch a bicycle race, it can be a lot of fun. We camped a night on the famous Alto del Angliru near Oviedo, northwest Spain to follow a stage of the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta a España) road cycling race.

horses at Angliru mountain in Spain, Asturias Read the story “A night at the races: camping on a mountain for the Tour of Spain”

Design camper provides solar power for wilderness camping

Towing a camper (trailer, or caravan) to a camp site or a motor home park, and plugging it into the electricity grid gives travelers all the conveniences the caravan was meant to provide. What if you have discovered a lovely place in the great outdoors where you can camp but there is no electricity? You need a caravan that has solar panels, like the Homegrown Timberline.

Homegrown Timberland caravan, solar power Read the story “Design camper provides solar power for wilderness camping”

This is what it is like to camp at a luxury glamping site

For some outdoor lovers, camping means trekking into the wilderness, and setting up a campsite for a night. Others look for commercial camp sites that provide services allowing them to stay for a few nights or a whole summer vacation on the site. Glamping is a new way for camp sites to stand out from the competition. For travelers, glamping is the luxury business class of camping.

Pool area at glamping site Salou, Spain Read the story “This is what it is like to camp at a luxury glamping site”

Would you tow a caravan or a foldable tent to a camp site?

Opus Camper
A large, inflatable tent that you can setup in 90 seconds. It sounds incredible, but it really seems to work. A comfortable, fully equipped tent with beds is ready for use so quickly. The thing is that it is not your ordinary tent that you carry along, but a tent that travels on its own platform.
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