Inspiring Trailer-Free Tent Camping Adventures For Families

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* Trailer-free Framework is designed for up to 5 people in a typical passenger vehicle, but still offers value to others as well.


Welcome to Set to Camp, the only family tent camping resource you will need.

This site is dedicated to helping families AND beginners to equip themselves for tent camping without the need for any kind of trailer.

Discover the Simple Joys of Camping — No Experience Necessary, and No Need For Any Kind of Trailer or RV*

Can't Recall Your Last Family Holiday? Or When You Last Truly Connected With Your Kids?

Life is too short!

Our time with our kids is precious, and fleeting. 

When the ship has sailed, and they're off your hands, too many parents feel that dreaded pang of regret.

Don't let that be you.

Sign Up To The Camping Kickstart Program

Start your camping journey with confidence with the Camping Kickstart Program.

This program offers step-by-step guidance, expert advice, and practical tips to help you become a camping pro. From choosing the right gear and vehicle to packing efficiently, we’ve got you covered.

Dive into our extensive resource library with over 100 guides, all specific to trailer-free camping. You'll learn everything you need to know to enjoy a successful camping trip.

For the price of a hotel room for one night, get your camping setup sorted in just 4 weeks instead of the 4+ years it took me. We cover your camping setup, your ideal car, and how to pack it efficiently.

You'll also have access to over 100 resources to make your tent camping experience memorable for all the right reasons. Get tips on eco-friendly camping, camping for families, beginners, urban families, handling weather challenges, ensuring health and safety, and packing, pitching, and packing up in record time.

This is a simple, step-by-step process with checklists, cheatsheets, buying guides, and a supportive community. With additional support and resources, the Camping Kickstart Program is your ultimate companion for a stress-free and enjoyable outdoor adventure.

All you need to camp like a pro in just 4 weeks.

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About Me!

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Hi there, this is Jo Simon here from Melbourne, Australia, and welcome!

Most parents want to take their kids camping! 

The problem is, camp just once or twice a year and it can take years before they get their camping setup "right".

Over 4 years in fact for me.

That's even if they ever get get started.

What to buy, the cost, the effort, the kids, will they cope, the weather...

Added to that the challenge of packing the car when you have your precious human cargo in the back seat, and an aversion to towing something.

If that sounds like you, you don't need to forfeit your camping dreams and confine your kids to the 4 walls of expensive hotel and resort-based holidays (or staying at home).

Or, spend $10's of thousands on some kind of RV and its associated costs.

After a less-than-ideal early family camping experience, the Camping Kickstart Program was born from a blend of factors.

It draws on my learning from beginner mistakes, 20 years experience in business and financial management and corporate governance, a passion for camping and helping others, and hundreds of hours refining my Camping Trailer-Free Framework.

Now, I want to share this knowledge with you, enabling you to achieve what took me 4 plus years in just 4 weeks, and at at least half the cost.