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Busy Parents, Beginner Campers, City Folk,  Camping "Downsizers"

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Here's How to equip yourself for camping Trailer Free in 7 simple steps and Just 2-4 weeks

No need for a trailer for a family/group of up to 5, a big budget, much storage space or any camping experience.

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"Go Camping!" they said

"It'll be a cinch" they said

The kids will adore it, the family will thrive on it, you will get the best bang for your holiday buck EVER, and without all the stress you'll have a ball as well.

And, as it happens:

  • You want a more active, adventurous and memorable childhood for your kids. 
  • You secretly envy the campers and camping families.
  • Your kids are champing at the bit to go camping.
  • You want to embrace those precious years of their childhood more than you are now.
  • Your current expensive holidays and getaways are not only limited by your budget, but they are not always that memorable.

So, it's a no-brainer! What are you waiting for?

A Cinch? Really?

Getting organised for camping IN ACTUAL COMFORT can do your head in, especially for newbies.

Where to start, which tent to buy, what else to buy, where to camp, the cost, the effort, what to eat, what to do, what about the weather, what about safety...? 

Not to mention how to get everything and everyone there and back, and safely.

It takes time to work out what (if any) kind of RV, trailer or caravan might suit you.

But tent camping, if you don't know what you are doing, has turned many off camping who might have otherwise really enjoyed it.

And, do you really want to be that needy newbie nervously seeking help from the more experienced campers around you?

That was me 12 years ago

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

And yes, that was me 12 years ago!

Our first family camping ordeal (oops) holiday went like this:

  • We were greeted by a WEEK-LONG RECORD rainfall "event".
  • The planning, packing, pitching and packing up took FOREVER
  • Our brand new tent was a total dud in wet weather.
  • The flimsy tent awning left everything not inside the tent out in the rain - dining table set, chairs,  gas cooker, the lot.
  • One new airbed leaked.
  • Most of our new gear were in the end regret buys.

There were positives, especially the company and hospitality of our co-camping friends, and their great camping setups brought along curtesy of their trailers

Camping setups that seemed impossible to achieve without a trailer. 

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A trailer that, living in inner-city, we had no room to store.

Not to be defeated, I went back to the drawing board. Basically, I wanted what my friends had, but minus the trailer.

It took 4 plus years of trial and error to achieve a camping setup for 4 people I was happy with.

I then decided to help other like-minded budding family campers.

And, Having Been There And Done That, Here Are My Do's and Dont's

  • Plan before you buy anything: You wouldn't make a complicated dish without a recipe or a plan, so why would you start accumulating camping gear without one.
  • Don't try to work it all out yourself. It takes way too long - 4 years in my case to tweak the setup to what I wanted. You barely remember how to pitch your tent from one trip to the next.
  • Buy good quality key items -  that is for your tent, shelter, bedding and icebox. Why save a few hundred dollars on a cheap tent that won't survive bad weather - with you in it!
  • Avoid the piece-meal approach. Like going without or buying the cheap gear in case you don't like camping, only to find you don't like because you haven't got the right gear.
  • Know the camping basicsFamiliarize yourself with the basics of camping before you hit the campsite, so you not only know how to pitch a tent, but what to do when the weather turns wild.

That's Why I Created My Program

I realized that, after discovering our trailer-free camping setup, I should share it and other tips I had learnt along the way with other like-minded family campers.

Would-be beginners, urban families like us, and indeed any families who want to get into nature but have no experience and no time to work it all out themselves.

And those who don't have loads of space for trailers, RVs and bulky camping gear.

Or anyone for that matter who wants to simplify their camping and lighten their load and still be comfortable.

And, in as little as 2-4 weeks, not four years like me.

But with enough variety and camping setup options so you can discover your own personalized setup, because one size doesn't fit all.

Want to know how to do it?

Sign Up To The

Camping Kickstart Program

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And Go Camping In Comfort Like A Pro, In as Little As 2-4 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

Our aim is to break down the barriers to camping, especially for families, with a tried and tested but customisable camping setup that is non-minimalist in nature.

We have designed it to be easily transportable by a mid-size car for a family 4, or for a family of 5 a larger car, and without the need for a trailer.

That said, the program would suit anyone interested in our style of camping, with or without a trailer, especially those with larger families, smaller cars or special needs.

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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

Test run the individual items at home and the setup as a whole at a nearby campground.

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What's In The Program

Our program is delivered through a mix of content styles to cater for most people. All of the content is explained in blog style articles accompanied by audio files to listen two and supported by video and images.

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Here you plan the perfect camping setup based on your needs, camping style, and budget. With these step-by-step instructions you will save loads of time and money and camp with confidence knowing you are prepared and have the necessary gear.

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Here, we help you to find the perfect camping car to suit you and your camping needs - one that is not too big but not too small either so you can save money and know you are travelling safely.

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It's starting to take shape. We take a walk through our Camping Kickstarter Kit, our camping setup for beginners, to identify the individual components of your camping setup. Complete with notes, suggestions, links to related tips and guides so you will know what to look for when you are out accummulating your gear.

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Packing the car for camping can be a real bug-bear, especially when you are keen to hit the road. Our the 4x4 Formula for efficient car packing breaks the process down into easy to digest components, saving time and frustration, and giving you the confidence you have everything you need and you are travelling safely.


We share a storage solution that is compact and takes up only 1.5m2 of floor space, so you can quickly and easily prepare for camping trips without the frustration of a disorganised storage system and have a more enjoyable and stress-free experience.

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Next, we focus on preparing for your next camping trip, providing tips and guidance on how to be properly equipped and ready for a quick getaway.

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We simplify the packing, pitching, and packing up of your camping gear, saving you time and stress so you can camp more often and focus on enjoying quality time with your family.

Plus, You Get My 365 Day Money Back Guarantee

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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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Our Kickstarter Kit Buying Guide provides our exact curated list of recommended camping products, giving you the essentials for a seamless, enjoyable and hassle-free outdoor experience. You can be confident that you are investing in high-quality and reliable products that have been tried and tested.

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No more trawling though the internet for tips, hacks an "how to's". Many of our articles are now ranking highly on search engines, and they are just the tip of the iceberg. You will find in the Campus Library everything from tent camping tips, camping for beginners, camping for families, camping with kids, the weather, camping health and safety, eco-friendly camping, time saving, camping for urban families, space saving and cost saving tips, and so much more. It's truly your one-stop-camping-trailer-free-shop.

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No longer will you need to worry about the camping weather. This guide covers every type of weather condition - what to do, what not to do, how to be proactive, how to embrace the conditions and make the best of it.

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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 in less than 4 weeks, if the stock is available. You may take around a month if you can only spare 15-20 minutes a day, or get in early and wait patiently for the sales.

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."

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."

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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 Setup Sorted 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.


And a cheap one at that.

If you have the time it's all there.

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

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