My name is Andy and after graduating University in 2009 I bought this domain, over the years since this site has change many times in the years since – the idea of why I started the site has stayed the same.
To encourage people to go camping and find new sites and make new friends.
I was born in 1987 and grew up in Doncaster, in Yorkshire.
My family wasn’t much of a camping family – the only time I can remember camping in a tent was in Scotland, when me and my Dad camped in my Aunties back garden with the first my family inside. My dad even managed to pull the zip on the bag when packing away and put a nice line of holes down the fly sheet.
Don’t get me wrong, my dad knew how to camp, he was in the military for a good few years and travelled the world.
It wasn’t till I joined cubs (part of the scouting movement) that I fell in love with camping.
I had done Beavers, but qui, it wasnt what it is now – we didnt camp, we didnt really do alot but I was convinced to go back to cubs and so glad i did.
I was in the cubs, scouts and Explorers and it gave me basic knowledge and some advance skills on hiking and camping.
Skills like fire light, cooking on fires, putting up tents, navigation etc.
We had some amazing Scout leaders and must have camped about 10 times a year from short weekend break to week breaks across the country.
It was there I heard about a group called YSES (Yorkshrie School Exploring Society) and I was lucky enough to chosen to go to Kenya in 2004.
After getting back from Kenya I took a job in Millets and this took my knowledge and skills ot a whole new level.
I worked there on and off throughout University and when I graduated till a store I was working in closed down and I was made redundant.
That is when I launched this site.