Camping Habits was founded in 2018 by Stefan Haineala, a camping aficionado who found that online camping content was often lacking. Camping tips and tricks are generally shared by word of mouth, leaving the internet to be a vast wasteland of misinformation. At Camping Habits, we write for both the experienced camper and the novice camper to bring the best know-how to all campers. With tips for camping with pets to camping with family and even camping alone, we have it all. Our writers reside on two separate continents, providing a diversity of advice and opinions regarding camping across the globe. We hope you will join us on our adventure into the wild.
Meet the Team
Stefan Haineala is the founder of Camping Habits. He works a day job as a mechanical project engineer, but has always loved camping. Now based in London, he does not get to camp as often as he would like. He started Camping Habits as a way to reconnect with nature and the camping community when he is unable to physically connect with nature. When he does get to get away from the hustle and bustle of London, he enjoys pitching a tent at Barefoot Campsites in the Oxfordshire countryside. He hopes to do an extended backpacking trip through Alaska soon.
Based in Tennessee, USA, Chelsea is a family camping enthusiast. As a mother of two boys, residing just a few short hours from the great Smoky Mountains, Chelsea enjoys escaping to the great outdoors. Though she once despised the thought of giving up her home luxuries to go and sleep on the ground, she now embraces the time away from her screens and the oneness with nature. Being a mother of two boys has given her the gift of learning about the world through the eyes of a child. She hopes one day to go on a climbing trip in Castle Rock, Colorado.