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Create a cosy nest with these green and ethical glamping treats Kitted Out

1. Bell Tent (from £269, belltent. co.uk) 2. Child’s Bed roll (£199, thesheepskinbedrollcompany. co.uk) 3.Lantern (£23.95, rewind.co.uk) 4. Willow Storage trunk (£110, notonthehighstreet. com) 5.Tiffin tins (£34.95, protecttheplanet.co.uk) 6.LED

Lumi Glow torch (£3.50, boutiquecamping.com) 7. Hanging Chair (from £225, cacoonworld.com/en/) 8. Enamel teapot (£20.95, shop.balticmill. com) 9. Folding flatware (£25 notonthehighstreet. com) 10. Baby Travel Kit

(£25.50, erbaviva.com) 11. Dr. Hasuchka Travel Kit (£44, biggreensmile.com) 12.BYO cup (£11.95, onyabags.co.uk) 13.Jute Bolster cushion (£59.99, boutiquecamping. com) 14.Moroccan lantern (£18, boutiquecamping.com)

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HOW TO GET COMFORTABLE

We put your questions to Tobyn Cleeves of Bell Tent UK. I want to know how to make camping more comfortable for my husband. Glamping is all about making camping more comfortable. Take a second duvet and put that under the fitted sheet. This insulates you from below. How can we help our toddlers get a full night’s sleep? Let them stay up for as much of the evening’s goings on so they hit the hay shattered and will hopefully sleep through longer. Also consider using a bit of black out material. Pick a spot for your tent that is in shadow from dawn as this makes a big difference. What’s the best way of keeping cool items cold during a glamping trip? “Ice, ice baby” and a couple of cool boxes. Try freezing cartons of juice to act as cool blocks. Leave bottles tied to the bank in a stream or river (Bramley Hedge style!). Where’s your favourite place to take your bell tent? Somewhere off the beaten track. You’ve be amazed how many farmers are still up for a bit of responsible camping on their land as long as you leave no trace and don’t mind roughing it a bit. See getonmyland.com. For plenty of resources see belltent.co.uk.

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