Welcome to the

Camping Kickstart Program

Give Your Child The Happy Childhood Of Their Dreams Through Camping

You Are Still Wondering If You Should Take The Kids Camping, but...

  • In principle, camping is a great idea, but in practice the whole idea is daunting,
  • You've never camped before and have no idea where to start, what to buy, and even f you will like it.
  • You feel anxious about leaving the comforts of home and managing kids in the great outdoors.
  • You have no idea where to go camping and what to do when you get there without help.

The Good News Is

Learn How To Put Together Your Perfect Tent Camping Setup, And Go Camping Like A Pro:

=> No need for a big budget.

=>  No need for an enormous car (or to own a car at all)

=> need for a large storage area

=> No need for a trailer to haul it all (for a family or group of up to 5)

=> And, no need for any camping experience

Brought To You By...

Hi there, Jo Simon from Melbourne, Australia, here.

8 years ago, I decided to revamp our somewhat inefficient camping setup, accumulated somewhat randomly over the previous 4 years ago.

With a car not big enough for 4, and not wanting a bigger one or a trailer, I bit the bullet. 

Somewhat surprisingly, I drew on my over 20 years in business, financial and risk management experience and went back to the drawing board.

Out went regret buys and unnecessarily bulky items. In went compact, easy to pack and transport items.

I revamped the camp kitchen, planned how to pack the car, and how to "pack, pitch and pack up" in record time.

Camping was so much more comfortable, packing and pitching times were slashed, everyone fitted in comfortably, and packing the car became a simple process.

So, not one to do things by half, I started a website (settocamp.com) to help like-minded others and over 70 camping related resources followed.

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All to make up the Camping Kickstart Program, and all specific to camping trailer free.

It's a one-stop-shop covering everything from the weather, safety, eco-friendly camping, tent camping, camping with kids, for beginners, for urban families, and so much more...

 All to help you gear up for camping, like a pro, in just 4 weeks instead of the 4 years it took me.


Sign Up To The

Camping Kickstart Program 

Go Camping In Comfort Like A Pro, In as Little As 4 Weeks Without...

  • Falling down the research rabbit hole
  • Buying cheap, flimsy and unreliable gear, or going without an important piece
  • Spending hours trying to pack the car
  • Learning how to camp at the campsite the hard way.
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How It Works

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Week 1: Planning

Choose your own adventure. Plan what kind of camping setup suits you, and which car.

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Week 2: Buying

Walk through the Kickstarter Kit, identify the individual items, and start sourcing it.

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Week 3: Organising

Organise the storage area as well as how you will pack and load the car and your test run.

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Week 4: Testing

Walk through the Kickstarter Kit, identify the individual items, and start sourcing it.

OR, take your time!

What's In The Program

Our program is delivered through a mix of content styles to cater for most people. 

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STEP 1: PLAN YOUR PERFECT PITCH CAMPING SETUP

Plan the perfect camping setup based on your needs, camping style, and budget. Camp with confidence knowing you are prepared and have the necessary gear.

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STEP 2: FIND YOUR CAMPING CAR: A RIG THAT'S JUST RIGHT FOR YOU

Find the perfect camping car to suit you and your camping needs - including hire car options so you can save money and know you are travelling safely.

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STEP 3: KICKSTARTER KIT WALKTHROUGH

Take a walk through our Camping Kickstarter Kit, our camping setup for beginners, so you can identify the individual components of your camping setup.

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STEP 4: HOW TO PACK YOUR CAR FOR CAMPING - THE 4PACK FORMULA

Follow our 4Pack Formula for efficient car packing to save time and share the load, giving you the confidence you have everything you need and you are travelling safely.

STEP 5: STORE AND ORDER - YOUR SMALL SPACE STORAGE SOLUTION

Our Small Space Storage Solution will help you to store your camping gear in just1.5m2 of floor space. Quickly and easily prepare for camping trips.

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STEP 6: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A QUICK CAMPING GETAWAY

Be packed and on the road in record time with our tips and guidance on how to be packed and gone in record time.

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STEP 7: THE EASY WAY TO PACK, PITCH AND PACK UP

Pack, pitch and pack up seemlessly, ensuring nothing important is left behind and everyone has their role to play.


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INCLUDES THE CAMPUS LIBRARY - OVER 70 "HOW TO CAMP" ARTICLES

No more trawling though the internet blog posts, chatgpt, videos and social media groups trying to find the answers from a vast sea of information. Find 70 how to camp resources, all in one place in the Campus Library.

Plus, You Get My 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you try out the Camping Kickstart Program and you don’t in the end feel camping is for you, l’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

I’m so confident you’ll love what you can achieve with this program (plus the amazing bonuses) that I’ll take the risk of giving you such a generous guarantee.


Plus, These Bonuses

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#1: THE KICKSTARTER KIT BUYING GUIDE

Don't spend hours and hours trying to find the right gear. Save time and buy reliable products that have been tried and tested with our Kickstarter Kit Buying Guide - our exact curated list of recommended camping products

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#2: 10 CAMPING COMFORT MUST-HAVES

Want to camp in comfort? You can with our 10 Camping Comfort Must-haves.

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#3: OUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAMPING IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

Worried about the Weather? This guide covers all of the do's and don'ts of every type of weather scenario.

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#4: 9 THINGS YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY NOW, AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

Need to keep the start-up costs down without compromising on quality? Here are 10 things you don't need to buy now, and what to do instead.

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#5: 10 DO'S AND DON'TS FOR THE PERFECT PRACTICE RUN

Coming soon: The first camping trip can be daunting - with lots of decisions to make. Here are 10 essential tips to keep your initial costs down and all but guarantee a great time all round.

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#6: CAMPING HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDE - OUR 4-PRONGED APPROACH

Apprehensive health and safety in the great outdoors - especially what you don't know? Find everything you need from dealing with emergency to r need from over 40 resources from reputable organisations.

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#7: 19 MEANINGFUL MOMENTS YOU WILL NATURALLY CATCH WITH KIDS THROUGH CAMPING

You don't need to channel Bear Grylls or become a super parent to connect with your kids through camping. Here are 19 simple ways that really count. AND, these special moments could be just 4 weeks away! 

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In The Camping Kickstart Program, We Will Show You Exactly How To Do It

By giving you my step by step Trailer-free Framework and by showing you how it can actually work for you, you can get your camping kickstart:

You can invest in your camping setup with confidence.
You can invest in your car with confidence.
You can invest your time and energy with confidence.

Instead of sitting on the sidelines and letting those precious family moments pass you by...

Don't wait any longer, because their childhood is gone in the blink of an eye.

Yes, It's Really That Easy

You don’t have to worry about whether you are giving camping a good crack before you decided if it is really for you or not.

You won't need to sit around thinking about what to do with the kids over the school holiday, wondering how to get them off the screens and worrying about whether they are active and outdoors enough.

Just follow our Trailer-Free Framework to get your Camping Kickstart so you can take them camping any time you like.

You could be camping like a pro in 4 weeks, instead of the 4-years it took me.


Don't Make The Same Mistakes I Made

With a plan and a tried and tested system, our early camping experiences could have been so much more enjoyable, and memorable.

Why Parents Love To Take Their Kids Camping

LISA: A number of years ago we (husband and I) decided to adopt the camping holiday life and I relish every trip we have done since. My boys have seen many places (still so many to see!) and a lot of their holiday memories are the camping ones we have done.

For me camping is the ultimate rest relax reset and the best family time I could have ever hoped for! There’s nothing like it!"

KIM: We love caravan parks, the people you met the friends the kids make, the memories of just being on holidays.

And hey the kids are way more enjoyable! We have taken our son camping and he had the time of his life.
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JENNA: We have been taking our boy 4wd/camping since he was born... He s slowly getting more adventurous in exploring & loves going for a bush walk. All kids should experience it..."

JAIMEE: The kids had an awesome time. Best of all, it felt like the camping I did as a kid so I loved having my own kids experience this and can’t wait for our next trip!"

MELISSA: Single mom camping with four kids! I’m thankful to my parents who taught me a love for camping! Something I love sharing with my kids."

SHANA:We have taken all 4 boys since they were newborns. They all love camping!!...It's an amazing way of life and so good the the soul."

SARAH: Been taking the kids camping since they were 3 months and younger! Kids are completely different while camping.

Mine are so overly active at home, yet while camping they are calm and relaxed. We love it."

SARAH: We've been camping since the boys were babies. Their favourite place so far is the Simpson desert!

We take tent or camper, depending where we go. Last trip was a month in the tent spending a few nights at each place along the way."

TANIA: We have taken our son camping and he had the time of his life."

Got Any Questions

why do you charge for your information when there is so much out there online for free?

We have the information you need all centralized in one place. You don't have to search through endless forum threads and online articles full of ads and commission based recommendations trying to find the information that is relevant to you. 

I have a lot of existing camping gear. Can I still use it.

If you have a trailer or just want to "revamp your camp" by lightening your load, improving your existing setup and speeding up your packing, pitching and packing up times, then absolutely not. There are loads of ideas for you to consider depending on your existing gear and the good old cost / benefit analysis.

If, however, you want to camp trailer free, you may not be able to use some of your existing gear because of the small margins involved. 

That said, when you compare the cost, you are still likely to be ahead if you replace your gear, compared to the alternative of investing in a larger vehicle or trailer, and somewhere to store it, or choosing alternative forms of holidays.


I don't have a lot of money to spend on camping gear. Can you help me?

Yes absolutely! This is the place to be if you want to camp comfortably and safely, whether you have a trailer or not, and you are on a tight budget. We focus on keeping costs down and getting the most out of your gear. That said, we recommend you don't skimp on what you sleep in and what you sleep on (ie your tent and basically avoid cheap airbeds and thin sleeping mats). Good quality gear can last you for years and save you in the long run.

I live in an apartment. How will that work?

Our camping setup for beginners would be ideal for you. It is entry level, but still allows you to take advantage of most of the tips and advice available here on this site. The better you are equipped and prepared for camping at the beginning, the more likely you will enjoy it and want to continue with it. If not, you will find a later use for most of the items in the camping setup.

What if your particular camping setup doesn't suit me?

This website is really here to help beginner campers and families or groups of up to five to camp comfortably and safely, trailer free. It's not about encouraging you to do exactly as we do, although if you want to, that's perfectly fine with us. As they say, imitation is the best form of flattery!

We know that one size doesn't fit all, and your particular family size, circumstances, preferences and personalities will influence and help shape your final camping setup.

Within the context of our trailer-free and tent style of camping, we will provide you with as much variety and choice as we can to help you put together a camping setup that suits your circumstances. The more you understand the principles of our setup, the more you will be able to independently make your own additions as you go.

I don't live in Australia. Can you help me?

Yes definitely. While there are references to the Australian dollar, and most products at present are linked to Australian retailers, we also provide detailed descriptions to help you to source products locally as well. We also where possible reference imperial as well as metric measurements.

I am an experienced camper. Is this program right for me?

Beginner campers and families new to camping would gain the most out of the Camping Kickstart Program. That said, we still believe we have useful information for any camper, especially if you are looking to streamline your camping and lighten your load. We also have a lot of time and money saving tips that would help any camper.

I have an RV. Is this program right for me?

Beginner campers and families new to camping would gain the most. There is still a lot of useful information for any camper, but the core offering won't be particularly relevant to you.

Do you do one-on-one consultations?

Yes, you can book a one-on-one consultation on the checkout page. Sign up and I'll send you further information. I do have limited capacity to provide more one-on-one support which is by invitation only.

Is this everything I need?

If camping trailer free is not important to you, ie you have a trailer, then yes, this program plus the bonuses will give you everything you need to gear up and go camping,

And, if you want to get some additional help to camp trailer free or to further fast track the process, you can sign up to either of those programs. The attached articles willExpress program.

How long do I have access to the program / content?

Indefinitely! This may change at some point for future subscribers, but you will have access to the content as long as I am running the program, and I don't plan on going anywhere :)

Why So Cheap

Despite the thousands of dollars and hours and hours you could save, locking all of this behind a thousand plus dollar paywall isn't right for something as beneficial as camping.

I worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, so I guess it's rubbed off.

You'll pay LESS THAN THE PRICE OF ONE HOTEL ROOM.

And a cheap one at that.

If you have the time it's all there.

But, if you need more help to implement the program and save you even more time, I'll send you more information about how to join the Express Program.