Ultimate Guide to Glamping! - Bell Tent Sussex

Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

The Ultimate Guide to Glamping by Bell Tent Sussex 

Now this guild is only to give you an idea of what you might need, you certainly do not need it all, if anything you only need a pitched bell tent with a good view. But if you like to go away for weeks on end, this could be of some interest, and if anything it might just give you some ideas you hadn't thought of. 


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Do you wish to camp in the great outback, but find the idea of pitching a tent daunting and too much work? Why not immerse yourself in nature through the comforts of glamping? Now, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and enjoyment for your camp excursions. Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

What is glamping?

Glamping is amalgamation of the words glamor + camping. It’s luxury camping in the outdoors without having to do so much work like traditional camping.

You still sleep in a tent, but rather, a in a big bell tent with roomy spaces to enjoy a home-like structure with beds, private bathrooms, and a kitchen. Glamping lets you commune with nature and the outdoors with much comfort to find.
Thing you need to know if you’re booking or glamping tips by Bell Tent Sussex

How do you stay healthy and safe when you’re in the outback? What do you pack in case you get into an accident or get sick while glamping? Who to call when you find yourself in an emergency?

Booking a campsite by Bell Tent Sussex 

When you book on a campsite make sure to know the specific of the rooms, locations, features, and accommodations of the campgrounds you’re going off to. Will you be pitching a bell tent or will the site provide you one? Do they have communal bathrooms or could you have a private comfort room?

Familiarize yourself in regards to the camp station’s rules and directions as well. 

Visit your doctor. Do you have any medical condition that requires doctor’s attention? If you’re going on a hike, make sure to visit your doctor to assure yourself you can accomplish that activity. Never attempt to push yourself to activities you can’t undertake without notifying your doctors first. Also, if you’re going to the outback with children, it’s best to seek medical advice in case they needed to be vaccinated.

Don’t forget your insurance.

Off traveling? It’s best to have health, travel, and car insurance on the line before leaving your house. That way, you’re guaranteed health and safety on the road. A good insurance package will support you on hospital coverage and more. amping!

List your prescriptions. 

Being away from home can make you forget your prescriptions. Always list them down and remember what time to take it when you’re in camp. Pack those first and keep the list close to you. Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

Make a checklist. 

What present conditions do you have? Make a list of treatment for common colds, gastro issues, and allergies. You can bring basic supplies for scratches and wounds on skin. 

Keep a list of emergency numbers. Getting lost or wounded in the outback is no joke. Keep a list of emergency numbers in case you got lost: campground staff, hospitals, police station, fire stations, and more. 

Things to bring when glamping

Clothing and footwear are highly dependable upon the season and area where you’re camping. But hygiene and personal items should always be packed with you. If the forecasts say it’s warm and dry during the day, and cold during evenings, bring some base layers. If you expect rain over the weekends, bring waterproof jackets, boots, and pants. Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

Health, hygiene, and personal belongings should be kept close to you as well. Items such as hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hat, and sunscreen are necessary for a trip in the wilderness.   Ultimate Guide to 

Clothing and footwear

The weather can be unpredictable, so bring the best of warm and cool clothing – just don’t bring everything! Pack what’s necessary according to the number of days you’ll stay outdoors. Night clothing, especially when it’s cool outside, requires one piece good for two nights. If you’re sweating all the time, you can bring a moisture-wicking shirt to be used once a night.

  1. Breathable t-shirts and underwear 
  2. Moisture-wicking pants or shorts
  3. Durable pants and shorts for hiking
  4. Long-sleeves shirts
  5. Jackets
  6. Sandals
  7. Rubber shoes or boots suited to landscape
  8. Socks
  9. Sleepwear
  10. Belt
  11. Hat or wool caps
  12. Gloves
  13. Bandanas
  14. Swimsuits

 How to pack clothes and footwear for camp 

Creases, wrinkles, and space are common problems one encounters when packing clothes and footwear for camp. You prepare them at home and ended up so wrinkled at camp. What’s more, your bag gets highly bulky and heavy with the load you didn’t even use. With so much fuss about clothing and footwear, how to avoid them?

Make a list of what to bring. When making a list, consider the following factors such as how long, you’ll be staying, where you will go, what will you do there, or how the weather is that weekend. Next, know you bodily functions whether you’re a sweaty or cool kind of person. Take note of our list when packing clothes:

  1. One outing shirt per day. Pack at least one outing shirt per day and extra clothing if needed (accidents, hiking, and swimming activities). 
  1. Pants and shorts can be used once for two or three days depending on the weather and activity of your camping trip.
  1. If the weather is cool and you’re not a sweaty type of person, you can use sleep clothes good for two nights.
  1. Footwear. Depends on the terrain of the campground, rubber shoes are best to use when outdoors. There are also heavy hiking boots and swimming shoes you can opt to bring.

Roll clothes. Rolling clothes can save space and reduce wrinkles. This method allows more items to fit into your bag especially if you’re camping out for days. Make sure to smooth the wrinkles before rolling up shirts, pants, shorts, or socks. 

Wrap clothes in a sock. This involves rolling your clothes and wrapping them in a sock. This reinforces the space and wrinkles out of your problems.

Bundle clothes together. Bundling clothes creates a layer over layer type of organizing wearables. You start with heavier items such as jackets, pants, shorts, or long sleeved shirts, before placing small, soft clothing on the center. Wrap and tuck clothes around the center, and tuck each sleeve and pants around the bundle.

Use separate bag for used clothing. Prevent contamination of your clean clothes with spoiled and used ones. Have another bag where you can place your old clothes for laundry when you get back home. If washing clothes is an option at camp, make use of this amenity to further save some bulk of clothing in the out outdoors.

Use a shoe bag. It’s better to separate your shoes from your clothes pile to avoid dirtying them. Textile bags will provide great fitting options in your luggage. It can conform to the shape of your shoes and provide luggage space in your bag. Using a shoebox proves to be challenging when packing footwear. But, if there’s enough room inside the box, you can place other items in it and lessen the load of your bag.

Stuff shoes with other items. You can place some camp items in your shoes to save space. Not many people use the insides of their shoes, and it often ended up as wasted space. 

Health, hygiene, and personal products

The outdoors can be harsh. You’ll leave with dirt, grime, and dust all over your hair, face, and body. If left tainted, it can cause diseases. We’re talking about bathroom essentials, sun protection, and even first aid kits when you find yourself in an emergency. 

  1. Shampoo, conditioner, and soap
  2. Towel
  3. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  4. Mouthwash
  5. Toiletries
  6. Alcohol
  7. Mirror
  8. Wipes
  9. Brush or comb
  10. Shades or sunglasses
  11. Cosmetics
  12. Sunscreen
  13. Sun hat
  14. Moisturizers or lotions
  15. Insect repellant
  16. Earplugs

How to pack hygiene items and toiletries

It’s easy to over pack toiletries, especially lotions and creams you want to bring in the trip. If you have to travel by air before camping, make sure you follow proper protocols to avoid getting caught. More so, when you travel, oftentimes, these items will spill along the road.

Know your hygiene routine. Knowing your routine helps you know which items to bring for camp. Soap, toothbrush, lotion – it’s one of the basics you need if you’re outdoors. Think about your skincare and grooming habits and make a note of which products you use.

Don’t bring unnecessary items and products. While you’re outdoors, you don’t need to bring all skincare products you have at home. For example, hairspray, face masks, or cuticle creams should be left at home. If you’re staying at a hotel with amenities, you can use the hotel’s own shampoo and soap while you’re there. Housekeeping often replenishes them when you’ve used enough. Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

Curate products based on location and weather. How hot it’ll be at major Sussex camping beaches? Will it drench rain over Scarborough? You can switch up products based on the location where you’ll be going. For instance, you might need a moisturizer at dry and cold campgrounds, or a sunscreen and cooling gel at warm and sunny places. 

Have a toiletry bag. It’s easier to organize and pack your toiletries if you have a designated bag for them. A toiletry bag is compartmentalized to cater to each hygiene product. This allows prevention of spills and leakages getting on to your clothes and other essentials. Bring multipurpose products and bring packet-sized items. Multipurpose products such as shampoo-body wash and sunscreen-fragrant lotion, helps lessen the space in your bag. You can opt for travel size products found in major stores.

Share with friends and family. Unless all of you have consented on sharing a shampoo or toothpaste, you can divide the products between your companions to save space. Just keep in mind which products you need for yourself like bath soap or feminine wash to avoid contamination. 

Limit your liquid items. Liquid items might spill and leak during travel. Limit your usage of liquid items and stick to solid bars. Eco-friendly shampoo and soap bars are always available on the store and won’t cost you a dime. 

Place liquids on plastic bags. This will help contain all the leaks and spill that will occur and won’t contaminate the rest of your belongings in the bag. If you’re bringing a luggage, place the zip-locked toiletries in the inner compartment of your bag.

Personal items and emergency documents

  1. Identification documents
  2. Wallet, cash, and credit cards
  3. Smartphone
  4. GPS tracking device for wild camping
  5. Campsite documents
  6. Emergency numbers of campground, hospitals, responders, police, and firehouses

First Aid Kit Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

You don’t know what will happen if you’re headed outdoors. While you should be having fun, don’t forget to be vigilant and carry a first-aid kit and travel essentials to keep you safe. You might also need prescription medicines, bandages, and health supplies when you’re away from home.

First aid kit and medication Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

  1. Antibacterial ointment, treatment, and swabs
  2. Adhesive bandages
  3. Butterfly bandages
  4. Sterile gauze pads
  5. Antihistamine
  6. Safety pins
  7. Tweezers
  8. Medical scissors
  9. Wraps
  10. Hot and cold compress
  11. Prescription medicine
  12. Relief gel and spray
  13. Lozenges
  14. Rehydration tablets
  15. Needle and strings
  16. First aid pack kit
  17. Alcohol and disinfectants


Tools and supplies Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

  1. Multi-tool knife
  2. Safety blade
  3. Cotton swabs
  4. Medical thermometer
  5. Medical mask
  6. Heat blanket
  7. Whistle
  8. Flashlight
  9. Batteries

This list serves as a guide and starting point for campers. You can also include emergency items and additional supplies not added here.

Gears and accessories to bring Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

Camping needs very little gear to enjoy the outback. But to those who are looking for comfort and convenience, you can bring a couple items for your perusal. For first-timers, it’ll be hard to camp with just a few equipment available. You can opt for glamping or renting equipment within the campsite.

Camping preparation Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

  1. Pillows
  2. Flashlights and batteries
  3. Headlamp
  4. Clothesline and clips
  5. Sailboat
  6. Children’s toys

Tools and accessories Ultimate Guide to Glamping!

  1. Multi-tool
  2. Duct tape and packing tape
  3. Rope or cord
  4. Saw and hammer
  5. Satellite radio
  6. Toolbox and repair kits
  7. Portable power
  8. Navigation tools or GPS tracker
  9. Maps and guides
  10. Binoculars or night vision glasses
  11. Music player
  12. Games and toys
  13. Dog accessories
  14. Urinary products


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