Forms of Camping

Adventure camping

People that go to adventure camping often race during the day and camp at night. In order to save weight these kinds of campers often travel with very little equipment, often just a small tent and a sleeping bag.


Backpackers are often out in the wild carrying their own equipment in a backpack. Today there is a lot of high quality, low weight and cheap equipment that gives backpackers the possibility to travel far distant into the most remote locations.

Dry camping

This a campsite without access to water and thereby require a lot more preparation than “normal” campsites.

Canoe camping

Similar to backpacking with the difference that you travel by a canoe instead of walking.

Bicycle and MC camping

When you have a bicycle or a MC you have limited storage capacity but you can travel at a greater distance than backpackers.

Car, off-road and recreational vehicle

When you travel with a vehicle you can bring a lot of equipment and it makes your camping experience more comfortable.


Glamping means “glamorous camping” and has it’s roots in western European travels to Africa during the 1900’s. Glampers live a very luxurious and comfortable camping life.

Reenactment camping

These campers often yearly reenact different wars like the American Civil War, Napoleonic wars and so on.

Social camping

This is the most common type of camping. A campsite lets out spaces to the campers, often for longer times like weeks or months or even years. A campsite often become your second home. In the UK there are two organisations that facilitate this sort of camping the Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club.

Survivalist camping

This is the most uncomfortable type of camping and could even be dangerous. With as little food and equipment as possible these types of campers try to survive in the wilderness.