May half term camping

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May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 21 May 2013, 13:02

So, TF and I are camping next week, who else?

I am going to be so popular after school, Bobs' new cow-patterned sleeping bag has arrived! Am still awaiting collapsible kettle and proper stacking camp pans in effort to reduce bulk. I'm a bit worried at the moment about how to fit everything into the car - we've used a roof box in the past to complement our already enormous car boot, but we are taking bikes this time (assuming Bobs' new bike arrives in time and we manage to build it...), and our tent is very space hungry. Also, the girls are going to want their trunki's which are not the most efficient way of packing!

Anyway, we are off to Dartmoor with my parents, my sisters, one DBIL and my gorgeous baby niece. Hooray!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 21 May 2013, 13:07

Exciting stuff! Hope you manage to get it all in :D
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Mummyto1 » 21 May 2013, 13:11

I am dying to get DH camping with the kids... I grew up going several times every summer but DH spent all his family holidays in travel lodges :scream

We are definitely going at some point this summer but can only pick up the big tent (it's at my parents at the moment) at the end of half term so will have to be a weekend after that.

Planning to do plenty of searches on here to sort out the kit list :)

Have fun CC - sounds ace.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 21 May 2013, 14:37

We're only going for the weekend, but really excited. Fingers crossed that our new bell tent arrives in time! I shall be having similar space issues to CC, but Martha's not coming this time which helps a little. I've looked at too many glamping pics though, I want to take the rugs from the kids bedrooms :oops:
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Laura Tyewa » 21 May 2013, 14:42

We're looking into a second hand small trailer (we had to get rid of our old, gigantic trailer when we moved house). Enough to get the tent and a few boxes into, which will free up a lot of space in the car.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby salj1980 » 21 May 2013, 15:40

ToothFairy wrote:We're only going for the weekend, but really excited. Fingers crossed that our new bell tent arrives in time! I shall be having similar space issues to CC, but Martha's not coming this time which helps a little. I've looked at too many glamping pics though, I want to take the rugs from the kids bedrooms :oops:


I take rugs for the bell tent TF! :D One thing I have learned (but not yet learned enough to actually do it :mona ) is that rugs slip around on the groundsheet - I really need to get some not-stick thingummys to put on the rugs to keep them in place. Oh and a door mat is indispensible...
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 21 May 2013, 15:57

Thanks for the tip Sal!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Spanner » 21 May 2013, 16:13

We are off to norfolk with friends. No rugs but we do have a carpet for our tent! We are always cursed with terrible weather though and I am sure this trip will be no different...
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Re: May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 21 May 2013, 16:14

Us too. One of us is a rain god, I'm sure of it. And it's not me.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Rahgamuffin » 21 May 2013, 16:50

Us! Yayayayay! Well, kind of Yay because DH is away until 8pm ish Friday and we're supposed to be at my parents (3 hours away) by 10 am Saturday... which as far as I can tell leaves me wrangling packing round 2 over excited kids...

We're going to the lake district :D

No rugs or carpets here - enough hoovering at home tvm!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Mags » 21 May 2013, 19:52

We're camping at Blenheim Palace for the weekend (reenactment event). Haven't quite worked out the sleeping arrangements yet with the addition of a 2.5 month old since last year.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 21 May 2013, 20:59

When Elsie was tiny (she was 7 weeks for her first Glastonbury!) she and I shared a double sleeping bag.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 21 May 2013, 21:01

Do you have a pram suit and a grobag, Mags?
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Mags » 22 May 2013, 08:12

We've got a littlelife travel cot tent thing that DD1 used from 4 months, along with a long-sleeved vest, two sleepsuits, grobag and blankets, but I think she'll probably end up next to me after feeding during the night. The issue was more who goes where and the layout of the sleeping mats!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Spanner » 22 May 2013, 08:41

When dd was 9 weeks we borrowed a caravan. She slept in her phil and ted cocoon with grobag and blanket which we put on our bed in between us.
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