The Camper’s Friend

A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 2 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849532488

About the book

‘It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles against the prevailing winds, for the opportunity to rain on a tent’ Dave Barry. Whether you enjoy sleeping under canvas, underneath the stars, or prefer a bit of glamping in a yurt, happy campers of all types will savour this miscellany of quotations, trivia and prose celebrating the great outdoors, interspersed with useful tips on everything from wild foraging to choosing where to bed down for the night.

About the author

Phoebe Smith is editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best-loved adventure travel magazine. She also writes for The Guardian, Trail, Backpacker (USA), Country Walking, and Australia and New Zealand magazine and has appeared on the BBC talking about camping.


'A fun little book for those moments round the campfire… perfect to take with you on any adventures.'

Primary Times

'Fun, bite-sized guide to life under leaky canvas.'


'This is essentially an all-you-need-to-know guide to camping… it's illustrated with some nice line drawings. It's a little early to think about Christmas, but this would make a nice stocking-filler a gift for someone getting into camping.'

Camping Magazine