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Sleeping beneath the stars—the art of camping without a tent

By cutting kit and preparation to a minimum, we can slot some microadventures into the wild into everyday life

Illustration: Kate Hazell

Have you ever slept outside, with nothing separating you from the sky above? If not, now that summer is finally here, I think it might be time for you to try it out.

My partner and I are moving to Orkney, the lush green archipelago off the north coast of Scotland, later this year. Last week we took the ferry across the Pentland Firth to start our house hunt, and it seemed like an excellent excuse to spend some time in the open air, on the…

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