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Why Not Plan a Camping Trip?

Planning a Camping Trip

Camping has become even more popular in recent years as a result of the current economic climate, but also as equipment has become better, campsites more luxurious and camping itself a more trendy activity. All over the UK and Europe, families set off on a summer holiday in a camper van, caravan or a car with a tent in the back to enjoy the great outdoors and getting back to nature. Some hardy types will pack a rucksack and cycle as far as they can, or even go wild camping wherever they can walk.

Camping is usually much cheaper than staying in a hotel with a family, but it needn’t feel like roughing it anymore. The rise of glamorous camping, or ‘glamping’, shows that staying under canvas, or its modern equivalent, is not just for those who can forego their home comforts for a week. Staying in one of the top ‘glamping’ sites will mean arriving to find your tent already pitched, with proper beds and bedcovers, cooking facilities and even a private bathroom waiting for you. There will be an electrical hook-up on your pitch as well as outdoor space for a barbeque or for the children to play. The tent could even be a tipi or a treehouse.

Those families who want to take their own equipment can still find a touch of luxury on a good quality campsite. Many large sites have a huge range of activities, a swimming pool and even as spa as well as clean, spacious sanitary facilities, communal freezers, washing machines and cookers. There will be a kids clubs to keep little ones entertained and often several restaurants, take-aways and shops. You can enjoy being closer to nature without having to be too far away from everyday necessities.

Camping equipment has come a long way since the days of leaky canvas, lumpy roll mats and cold sleeping bags. Inflatable mattresses are very comfortable and help keep you warms at night off the ground and camp beds are a good choice for children. Sleeping bags are lightweight as well as warm and sleeping bag liners can be made of fleece (for the winter), cotton, or even silk. Having an electrical hook-up means that a portable DVD player can be used for film evenings, mobile phones can be recharged and teenagers kept happy with their favourite portable games consoles.

Whilst this may not feel much like getting away from it all and returning to nature, keeping all family members happy is the key to an enjoyable holiday in any location.

Investing in good quality camping gear will mean many years of holidays out of doors. Large family tents have individual bedrooms, and the internal layout can be changed as your family grows. A camping stove will last well and you can even take your own saucepans if the weight of your kit isn’t an issue. A good investment is a coolbox to keep milk cold overnight for your early morning cup of coffee, and some thermal mugs to keep it warm while you enjoy the view from your pitch.

The one thing that never changes of course is the weather, which we are no nearer to controlling, so ensure before you go that you have waterproofs and plenty of clean clothes to change into. It is always better to embrace wet weather and go out in it anyway than it is to sit inside moping about it. The key is to ensure that wet things don’t touch dry things and wet shoes are kept outside the tent. There is something special about lying in bed listening to the rain fall outside knowing that you are warm and dry. These are the moments you can’t experience in a luxury hotel, and they tend to be the moments your children will look back on fondly, so why not start planning your next camping trip today?

The Future of Fat Camps

It is evident that people are becoming increasingly conscious of their physical health or else, they will not be so enthusiastically rushing to fat loss camps in such large numbers. Many believe that attending fat loss camps is the only assured way to shed the excess kilos and appear physically trim. The earlier perception – that weight loss is a cruel game and not worth the time and money is no longer there.

Generally, participants will be required to attend these camps for a period of a week or two and in extreme cases one month. But in view of the spurt in enrollment, most of them have introduced weekend courses for those who are employed and unable to attend the camp on weekdays.

The foremost reason why people choose fat loss camps is most of them are professionally managed and the programs are well-conceived and meticulously planned. These camps are well-equipped with the necessary tools and have qualified nutritionists and fitness experts – even medical personnel ready at hand to attend to emergencies.

Yet another motivating factor is there will always be other obese people around and you work with them as a team to achieve results. The sheer fact that a lot of overweight people are around instils in everyone a healthy competitive spirit each trying to challenge the others in losing the excess fat more rapidly.

The participants have to follow some rigorous workouts in a disciplined manner and under the constant supervision of the qualified trainers. Many join fat loss camps fully aware that they will be pushed around and made to lose weight in a safe environment amongst similarly obese people.

Fat loss camps have come here to stay and they will have a promising future ahead particularly because all people desiring to shed excess fat are today enamored of fat loss camps. These camp have become many of the obese people’s comfortable place where they can do their workout free of embarrassment and in the midst of their peers.

Most camps deliberately infuse an element of fun into the camp life to create an overall positive experience and make the rigorous workouts less oppressive. The participants feel particularly encouraged as they receive help from qualified professionals and moral support from fellow camp participants. The participants are taught weight management information and lifestyle changes and introduced to a health balanced diet plan.

Some, though they form a minority, believe that fat loss camps are commercial enterprises driven by money-making intentions, and deal with issues that can be handled by people at home. But, those who have attended fat loss camp will stoutly disagree and contend that weight loss is a serious issue that only professional trainers can help to achieve.

When choosing the fat loss camp, bear in mind the following:

1. The duration of the camp

2. The size of your group

3. Whether they will bestow individual attention

4. Whether they have qualified professionals to train and educate you.

5. Check for the reliability and reputation of the organizers

6. Verify their track record and preferably cross-check with some earlier participants

7. The nature of accommodation and food served

8. Finally, whether the rates are competitive and affordable