RAY MEARS

OUR BUSHCRAFT EX­PERT EX­PLAINS HOW MORE PEO­PLE ARE GO­ING CAMP­ING AND LOOK­ING TO EX­PLORE THE WILDS

Food and Travel (UK) - - 200 th Issue -

Ad­ven­ture travel has be­come more main­stream be­cause satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tion is much more af­ford­able now, mean­ing that peo­ple can com­mu­ni­cate with fam­ily or send out SOS sig­nals from any­where. Open fires are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly tol­er­ated as land own­ers who rent camp­sites un­der­stand that sit­ting around a camp­fire

ap­peals to peo­ple in a very primeval way and is there­fore a key part of the camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The ‘glamp­ing’ con­cept is also some­thing that’s de­vel­oped over the past 20 years. It has made camp­ing ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple who didn’t see them­selves as out­doors types.

Mears will be tour­ing with his show

Born To Go Wild at the­atres around the UK from 8 Oc­to­ber. raymears.com

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