Basic camping gear

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Basic camping gear

Postby Nix » 12 May 2013, 09:35

So we are going away for two nights camping. The site has showers/toilets. Some of my friends are getting electric hook up to share so we will have electricity if need be. What exactly will we need apart from usual weekend away gear (clothes etc)

I'm thinking
-2 airbeds double size
-some kind of nightlight?
-easy to store snacks eg breadsticks, crackers fruit.
-warm bed clothes (fleecy sleepsuits?)
-disposable BBQ?

I've probably forgotten loads of stuff haven't I?
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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby weasley » 12 May 2013, 09:46

I know a few people have mentioned double air beds but tbh we found them a royal pain the bum. If one person moves the other gets bounced about and the boys just would not go to sleep on one because they were busy launching each other about. We have gone for singles which we then put a double fitted sheet on to keep them together. Much better night's sleep had since! Also means we can put one boy on either side of us to keep the giggle monsters apart :wink:

Sleeping bags
Bin bag
Cool box?
Potty and loo roll to save late night early morning trips with the boys.
Picnic mat
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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby FestiveTidings » 12 May 2013, 09:54

What weasley said about the double air mattress for the boys (and the potty!)

Cups/plates/bowls and cutlery.
Sun cream (just in case!)
Football or frisbee (to keep the boys amused)
Some kind of seat (at least for you for feeding Pip)
Towels for bodies and dishes.
Washing up liquid
Think of what you are going to do for each meal and how you are going to prepare it, cereal for breakfast will require a cool box for milk. Soup for lunch needs heat and a pot etc etc.
First aid kit
Radio


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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby FestiveTidings » 12 May 2013, 09:55

Oops sorry Nixxie, my phone shortened Pippa to Pip (I have a friend called Pip).
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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby Nix » 12 May 2013, 10:07

Don't worry I often call her Pips or Pipi or Pip. I don't mind. Thanks for the suggestions so far. Noting them all down!
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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby ToothFairy » 12 May 2013, 10:28

We prefer self inflating mats to air beds, they're warmer.
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Re: Basic camping gear

Postby Spanner » 12 May 2013, 21:06

I have an extensive list I could email you!

We are going for camping mats with self inflating ones on top after many trips of using a double air bed for us and singles for the kids. Much warmer and easier to stand on when getting dressed etc or if the kids play in the bedroom compartment.
Sleeping bags
Extra blankets
Pillows
Warm pjs (kids have primark fleece ones) I also take a hot water bottle and fill it from the toilet hot taps late at night
Torches (and Lantern)
Folding chairs (kids have little ones)
A little table is nice
Depending what your friends are bringing, stove, kettle, saucepan, frying pan, wooden spoon, sharp knife, oil, ketchup...
Plates/bowls/cups/cutlery
Food stuff - we usually bring our own things for breakfast and cold lunches but share cooking in the evening which we plan in advance. So we would bring cereal, sandwich stuff, lots of biscuits, crisps, some fruit (you need comfort food imo) and we share out the other things - pasta and sauce, bbq are staples for the evenings.
Wine, corkscrew, chocolate
Cool box and large plastic box box with a lid for other food items.
Washing up bowl, tea towel, washing up liquid, cloth or scourer
Wellies, crocs, waterproofs, suncream and hats
And all the other stuff you would usually take for a weekend away!
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