The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Camping Lite
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Feb 27, 2012 @ 6:48pm
Apr 17, 2012 @ 1:50am
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Camping Lite

Camping lite is a simple, streamlined, camping mod.

There are few other camping mods, but I made this one for people (like me) who want to keep the idea simple and who want an easier and faster method to set up a Camp through an ability (power).
It's designed to provide to the player a tent, a fire and a small sitting log, that can be installed in a fast efficient way.
The last camp also provides a map marker on the Tamriel map, and allows fast travel.

It's fully compatible with Nitor's Hypothermia (
It also should be compatible with all hypothermia mods that use generic formID to find fire sources.

Just go to a forge and craft a Camping Kit (in misc section). You will then gain a new ability that will let you set up a tent, a fire, and gather wood if you are near a tree.
This ability can be used like any other capacity / shout, and can be found under the power menu (where you also can find Race ability for example). You can put this ability in your favorite menu.

For players who want more options, there is an abandonned camp (called Jeremiah's camp on the map) at the west of Whiterun where you can find a book that will teach you how to craft some more advanced stuff like:
- Steel piquet: turns the nord tent into an imperial tent
- Leather extension: If you have 2 camping Kits + 1 leather extension, you can build a bigger tent.
- Compass: Allow player to fast travel to his last camp directly from the ability (you can always travel with the world map).

More details:
[Tent] Pitch a tent, with a bedroll and a sitting log in front of you. Use the bedroll to sleep, and use the tent to take it back.
[CampFire]: Build a campfire, in front of you. If you have wood, the fire is burning otherwise it's not. You can light it up by "using it" if you can find some wood. If you sneak while using it, you can simply remove it. (if it's lighting up at this time, you will get back one small firewood)
[Gather Wood]: Just go close to a tree, then choose this option, and you gain 0-2 small firewoods.
[Return to camp]: Fast travel to your camp (only available if you have a compass)

- When you are "using" an extinguished fire, you are trying to light it. (1 original skyrim firewood provides 8 hours of fire and 1 small firewood provides 2 hours. The mod tries to use up to 4 small firewoods at a time.
- When you are using a burning fire, you can cook. (I have removed the cookpot effect because that was causing wierd buggy situation, but the cooking is still available)
- The number of tent is limited by the number of camping kit that are in your inventory.
- You can only have one fire at a time, so you don't have to bother with it. As soon as you are making a new one, the old one disappear. (this also can help you to place it correctly if you are not happy by its place. In a general way try using flat and clear zone when you are building a camp.

Q: Where is the camping ability?
A: Once you have crafted your first camping kit, you gain a new ability located in your power menu. It's where you also usually find your racial skill or werewolf ability.

Q: I crafted the kit, but I didnt get any power.
A: Most of the time it's an issue related to addon management problems.
To fix this, Open the Skyrim addon manager, uncheck the mod (disable it), launch Skyrim and make a clean save, then check the mod again (enable it) in the addon manager. (note: It's something you can try with any mods that behave weirdly.)

Q: Is it possible to gather wood from the same tree again?:
A: Yes, any tree is resetting its state after 3 days, or after you have gathered 10 other trees. Note: you always have 10% chance to gather nothing from a tree.

Q: Can you add a tanning rack, an anvil, an alchemy table, a chest, a chair, a room, a house, a city ...?
A: No: I will not add anything at this point. Camping Lite is for camping purpose. It's not a settler mod.

- Small improvements in items placement logic.
- It's now impossible to set up Fire or Tent into water.
- Small adjustement
- Fixed a rare situation where campingkits can be duplicated on tent pickup (In fact this was mostly occurs in 1.8, the pickup method has been changed, for more safety)
- It's now impossible to setup a camp while swimming
- Added some messages/feedback
- Coding improved a bit. (Learning papyrus is a continuous quest ^^)
- Idle animation improved and switch from/to first person view if it's the player actual mode.
- If you have more than one camp, removing an old camp doesnt remove the camp marker of a newest camp on the map anymore. The marker is always set up for the last built camp.
- Tree gathering improved. The 10 trees cycle is still here but gathering is also reset every 3 days.
- Map marker available (with fast travel activated). The compass is still an option if you want to be able to fast travel through the camping ability
- Fixed: flickering effect on fast systems
- general Improvements (again) in tents/items placement
- general optimization (again)
1.0 - 1.7:
- Generals improvements
-if you are using the console to delete the fire, you will break the Mod.
Uninstall: no particular precaution. Everything will be deleted silently without any issues.

Known Issues: I have tested this mod extensively, and everything works well so far. However, I can not guarantee that this will work very well if you try to multiply the number of tents, since, obviously, Skyrim doesnt handle very well multiple instances of the same object created "on the fly"
Thanks to all others camping mods for inspiration.
Thanks for the help with translation (especially Cemology & gtk), and to all other for ideas.

(Sorry for my frenchy english^^)
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I_Am_Dragonborn Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:36am 
how i can cook at campfire?
Realm Dec 21, 2017 @ 1:30am 
Tent, campfire, gather wood. Doesn't get any simpler, great mod.
falinesti Sep 13, 2017 @ 3:46pm 
hi !

i really like your lite camping but sometimes, cooking with the firecamp make the game freezing :/... not each time, but enough for stopping use it....
53732 Aug 24, 2017 @ 9:35am 
I love this mod.
Obersturmführer Thomas ✠ Aug 16, 2017 @ 1:35pm 
the leather exsentions are not in the misc list ?
PPD007 Jul 24, 2017 @ 3:47pm 
I found it!
jumpeR Jul 5, 2017 @ 12:12pm 
Somehow the campfire doesn't appear,only the light that the fire makes,can I see reflected on the skin of my character,but not the fire on it's own.Do you know how to fix that or do you have a plan how to solve that problem?
ajit pai Mar 13, 2017 @ 6:07pm 
what materials do you need to craft a camping kit and could you make one in places like riverwood easily?
Carnyx Feb 3, 2017 @ 6:12am 
thanks very nice
Ian8107 Dec 9, 2016 @ 7:00am 
nice mod. however is it possible to make it so weather such as rain can stop you being dirty? cos then you wouldnt need to worry about washing during rainy days lol :P thanks