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Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experie
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Hardcover, 294 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by Hamish Hamilton
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Nigeyb
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Most of my family holidays as a child involved camping, and my love of camping has continued through my five decades on the planet. I am well aware not everyone shares my enthusiasm, indeed until relatively recently camping was something of a minority activity. Somewhere in the early 2000s, probably after a financial crash, camping in the UK enjoyed a surge in popularity, getting coverage in newspaper weekend lifestyle magazines and with the publication of books like “Cool Camping”.

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Stephanie
The history parts of this book are great. Those parts often do not blend well with the more autobiographical/travelogue parts. It managed to tastefully discuss the impact of Nazi Germany on camping influences. Some things fell into the realm of quirky Britishness but the book was still very much accessible and relevant to an American audience.
Todd
This is an astonishingly good book about an unlikely topic. I'm really glad I stumbled on this one.
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