Contrary to what many people think it is actually possible to camp in the autumn and winter. All you need to know is how to keep your tent warm in cold weather.
The best way to do this is to use a lightweight stove which can be transported easily. This is particularly good for family camping, but be aware, to do it in an affordable way (i.e. without buying high technology clothing and bedding for colder climates) you won’t be able to camp light.
Our stove of choice is Anevays portable log burner, the Frontier Stove, which has got itself a bit of a cult following recently with the increase in popularity of glamping.
This stove was originally designed to be sent out to disaster zones as humanitarian aid, and this influenced its design so it is lightweight and can be easily transported. It has the added bonus of being able to fold the legs under and store the flue inside when it’s not being used.
The flue is long (nearly 2.5 m high) for safety reasons. It means you and your family can sleep soundly in the knowledge that all the nasty fumes are being transported away from the tent.
The stove isn’t only for keeping toasty, it’s also for cooking and there’s a handy hot plate which allows you to cook directly onto open flame. They have also designed a water heater that wraps around the flue meaning you can fill your hot water bottle just before you go to bed. Perfect!
For those who already own a Bell tent, yurt, safari tent or chalet they can be fitted safely using a high temperature silicon collar.
But the added news is they have recently launched a new stove called The Traveller. It is hand made in Cornwall, UK, and was designed to be both functional and stylish. It’s still transportable but is a bit heavier. You can’t take it everywhere with you (unlike the Frontier) but you can take it camping.
It is a multi-fuel stove with a glass window in the front so it’s much more luxurious and cosy. Their design and colour range are more impressive too, perfect for a bit of 5 star glamping.
For more information, take a look at their range of discounted products on Amazon, which can be shipped worldwide.