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name one camping essential youd never go without !
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:46:19 PM »
Getting a bit camping giddy now .... Especially with my new camping cookbook  ;D

So apart from the obvious tent etc .... What item would you not go camping without .... I've a huge list I wouldnt dream of leaving without  .....  But to choose one

Duct tape! ..... Essential for mending poles, tears etc

......what's yours ?
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Re: name one camping essential youd never go without !
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 11:54:59 PM »
My son  :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 12:21:05 AM »
Ha ha I'm such a plan-b dork there are so many things. Cable ties, gaffer tape (duct), first aid kit, emergency rain gear, snacks and coffee thermos (for my tea of course). Not a camper but this is what I would have packed in the suitcase whenever I would go away
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Re: name one camping essential youd never go without !
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 12:24:35 AM »
Hey Sqizzer shame you're not doing NF camp - sounds like you'd be great have on the site! I'm bound to forget something essential  :P
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 12:29:25 AM »
Once you've got all of the essentials you just need red wine and wine glasses  :)
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Re: name one camping essential youd never go without !
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 12:35:02 AM »
Once you've got all of the essentials you just need red wine and wine glasses  :)

Those I can do.  I'll pack them first!
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Re: name one camping essential youd never go without !
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 06:54:17 AM »
Fire pit
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 12:56:27 PM »
More sensibly - I always have a claw hammer - you'll need rock pegs for the NF camp as the ground can be very rocky and will bend standard pegs unless you're very lucky.  Anyway, a claw hammer helps you get the b*ggers out again.

Barbeque grill for the fire-pit is handy - at NF you're not allowed a fire but last year we had one in a fire-pit with a BBQ grill on the top and that seemed to be fine.

Extra blankets/duvets are useful, nothing worse than being cold in the night.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 01:17:37 PM »
Extra warm sleeping bag and waterproof shoes, we are talking about camping in the UK here ?

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 05:18:07 PM »

Friends

So you can borrow, beg, steal anthing essential you've forgotton ;D
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 08:38:06 PM »
A campervan :-)
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 06:26:39 PM »
My secret boyfriend!  (Hidden in my Fanny of course!!)   ;)

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 08:32:35 PM »
bug spray ;D especially in nf. oh and my bbq

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 10:09:06 PM »
Ooh thanks for the heads up re bug spray for NF!  I'll add it to my list.  (At this rate I'll need a transit!!) :)
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 10:51:33 PM »
S'ok, the kids soon learn to sit on/under stuff.  And you learn where every nook and cranny is in the car.....
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 11:22:22 PM »
Oh yeah, kid - knew I forgotten to put something on the list! At this rate she'll be on the bus!!  :P
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2013, 10:11:59 AM »
My son!!!
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2013, 04:49:02 PM »
chemical toilet
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »


Beer!   :D



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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2013, 09:22:05 PM »
Gaffer tape.

More socks than you thought you'd need.

A proper mug.

(I know, that's three things).
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Re: name one camping essential youd never go without !
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2013, 04:14:45 PM »
The key to my room in the hotel down the road!

SPAC lives on (single parents against camping)!

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2013, 05:46:14 PM »

SPAC lives on (single parents against camping)!

Ha, a lesser known and a lot less vocal group than the SWK Campers!  :P
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2013, 12:14:26 AM »
I think there's only me in the group. Even my daughter would defect if I let her!

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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2013, 11:03:49 AM »
I think there's only me in the group. Even my daughter would defect if I let her!


I am with you on this one and yes my son would also defect as he loves camping.
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2013, 11:27:00 PM »
I'm a SPAC member too Jo.  Maybe we should get Silky to start booking camp sites near to Travelodges and me and you can stay there but have the fun of the campsite in the day?
We can turn up with some burgers and sausages, get some kind hearted soul to cook them for us on their barbie, then when the night closes in and the weather turns cold we can bugger off for the night and return just as they are cooking breakfast.  ;D

I'm pretty sure there's a Travelodge or Premier Inn not far from Wickstead...
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2013, 11:33:52 PM »
Hmm... lightweights!!  Mind you if the weather is bad I'll be tempted too  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2013, 08:40:04 AM »
Many camp sites also have lodges ... or whatever they call them
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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2013, 01:11:53 PM »
The lodge would have to have double glazing and central heating for me to consider I'm afraid.

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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2013, 06:19:11 PM »
I only ever stayed in one of those things once ... long time since, certainly BC (Before Children) and that one had all that and fully functioning kitchen & bathroom - all the rooms were a bit on the small size as I recall but perfectly adequate for a few days stay.
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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2013, 05:35:57 PM »
Poles!!! Went camping last weekend for first time this year and my old tent poles got mixed up with my new tent poles when in the loft over winter so I had the wrong poles!!!
It helps to check your kit, wont be doing that again in a hurry!!

I thought it was bad enought forgetting the keys to my roof box last year!! Unloaded and set up the tent and all the gear then went to get airbeds, sleeping bags and clothes out of box - no keys!!!
Had to call my Mum to rescue me with a 30 mile drive to mine to get keys then a 70 mile drive to peaks to get them to me!! Ooops!

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« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2013, 07:13:17 PM »
oh no you are saying all the things I never thought of im very basic so got tent sleeping bag bbq beer n food oh and a medical professional never forgets her plasters, bandages (I spose could be my duct tape for poles and holes etc), steri-strips (always a must for kids outdoors) analgesia for young (for fever) and old (for hangovers) anti sickness meds (for after my bbq cooking) tweezers, antibac wipes, etc etc but in general and working for the NHS we are taught and have no choice (due to lack of equipment) to ADAPT & OVERCOME!! and that's what ill be relying on this weekend oh and Mand and the rest of you professional campers!!!!


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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2013, 10:53:30 PM »
Take some extra blankets/quilts - if you don't need them you can leave them in the car.  When you do need them you will love them.......
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