What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

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What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby BigFlower » 02 Jul 2013, 20:44

Gulp!!

We are going to a festival in a month. Not been camping for ten years (and then we were so lame we ended up in a b & b :oops:)

Here's what we have :

Tent
Air beds
Sleeping bags
Lantern
Cool bag
Portable stove (just a single gas ring)
Plastic plates, bowls, cups etc

Is that pretty much it?

Any suggestions for stuff we are missing gratefully received.

Thank you so much!
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby camper » 02 Jul 2013, 20:50

Our mantra is: "Something to sleep on, something to sleep under" - as long as you've got those, you have the core essentials. You don't make mention of rain-related items though - wellies, umbrellas, raincoats, plastic-backed picnic rug or chairs. Or wine. Never forget the wine :wink:
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby weasley » 02 Jul 2013, 21:00

Cwtchy clothes for early morning/late evening
Potty -saves toilet dashes with desperate small people
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby 3KiwiChicks » 02 Jul 2013, 21:01

I like having some folding chairs, or at least a decent picnic blanket (one with a waterproof underside).
Can opener.
Bottle opener.
Sharp knife.
Phone charger that works in the car.
First aide kit (sunscreen & bug repellent being the most important).
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby Rahgamuffin » 02 Jul 2013, 21:02

*Something to get water with will make things easier - we use the 5l water bottles you can buy in supermarkets, but really anything to save you having to go and get some every time you need it.
*Loo roll & wet wipes. Always good for emergencies.
*Matches to light the gas stove.
*Something to cook in
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby Cait » 02 Jul 2013, 21:04

Gas bottle!
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby issi » 02 Jul 2013, 21:11

coffee!
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby t&n's mummy » 02 Jul 2013, 21:15

Here's our packing list, having just camped at the weekend...

Camping packing list

Kitchen stuff:
Coolbox
Ice blocks
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Beakers
Cutlery
Sharp knife
Picnic hamper
Picnic mat
Water container
Gas stove
Gas bottle
Table
Can opener
Corkscrew
J cloths
Tea towels
Jug
Cafetiere
Teaspoons
Tupperware
Food bags
Bin bags
Washing up bowl
Pans
Kettle
Lighter
Chopping board
Serving bowls & utensils
Drink bottles

Sleeping stuff:
Beds
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Torches

Clothes:
Clothes
Nighttime pants
Nappy changing
Waterproof jackets and suits
Wellies
Fleece all in one
Doodles
Sun hats


Extra:
Swim suits
Wet suits
Buckets and spades
Outdoor toys
Indoor toys
Books
Bubbles
Parachute

Washing stuff:
Toiletries
Towels
Sun cream
Clothes washing tabs
Washing up liquid

Food:
Breakfast cereals
Milk
Juice
Coffee
Sugar
Bread
Butter
Cheese
Crisps
Fruit
Muesli bars
Spag bol/pesto & pasta for first night
Cordial

Tent
Mallet
Ground sheet
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby BigFlower » 03 Jul 2013, 18:56

Thank you! :D

You guys are the best!

We have a good picnic rug, I need some new wellies. Loo roll - genius. Just checking out water carrier on eBay.

Wine - how could I miss that?!

Thank you, I am feeling much more prepared for this now.
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby ToothFairy » 03 Jul 2013, 19:08

Which festival are you going to?
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby BigFlower » 03 Jul 2013, 21:06

ToothFairy wrote:Which festival are you going to?


Leopalooza - East Cornwall first weekend in August.
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby FestiveTidings » 03 Jul 2013, 21:09

a jug (or similar) for you to wee in during the night when the toilets are just too far away :oops:
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby BigFlower » 03 Jul 2013, 21:19

FanToosh wrote:a jug (or similar) for you to wee in during the night when the toilets are just too far away :oops:


Last time we went camping I woke dh to take me to toilets in the night because I was too scared to go on my own so I think this is a great idea!
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby ToothFairy » 03 Jul 2013, 21:20

BigFlower wrote:
ToothFairy wrote:Which festival are you going to?


Leopalooza - East Cornwall first weekend in August.


Sounds good! We're at Camp Bestival that weekend.
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Re: What are we missing? (clueless people going camping!)

Postby FestiveTidings » 03 Jul 2013, 23:09

BigFlower wrote:
FanToosh wrote:a jug (or similar) for you to wee in during the night when the toilets are just too far away :oops:


Last time we went camping I woke dh to take me to toilets in the night because I was too scared to go on my own so I think this is a great idea!


Just remember to empty it outside the tent and not leave for someone to spill the next morning - urgh. Or if someone really pisses you off you could empty it by their tent :-)
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