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  • What's the most useful piece of camping equipment you always take?
  • ransos
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    In response to the other thread…

    I’m doing the family camping thing for the first time next week, in the Peak District. Me, the Mrs, toddler & baby. What have I forgotten?

    Jamie
    Free Member

    One of those solar panel thingies. Sad, but true.

    …when camping at festivals, a big bottle to piss in was handy, as saved getting out the tent. Probably not the sort of suggestion you’re after, though….and apologies to anyone I shared a tent with.

    redstripe
    Free Member

    Redstripe, decent mattress and ear plugs

    david47
    Free Member

    Plastic wine glasses and a bottle opener…

    jonathan
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    Ear plugs… with baby and toddler you’ll need to maximise what little chance of sleep you have 😉

    Nobby
    Full Member

    Flip-flops.

    ransos
    Free Member

    Ear plugs… with baby and toddler you’ll need to maximise what little chance of sleep you have

    Ha! Not a bad shout…

    the-muffin-man
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    Malvern Rider
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    Ear plugs and pillow. Howling wind and rain begone, i’m sleeping.

    Oh and two 4 pint milk bottles, the frosted type. One for pissing in, one to fill with water and wrap a head torch around, the light pointed inwards at the water makes an awesome ambient glow. you can mix these up if you want an amber glow 🙂

    wwaswas
    Full Member

    The mallet – you only forget it once, mind.

    When we had young kids – the black out cover for their pod in the tent.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Lamp – not torch

    iainc
    Full Member

    slip on shoes,crocs or similar – saves trailing grass and debris into tent, ideal for nipping our for night time pee or whatever

    tomd
    Full Member

    A folding table enhances things more than you would think. Much easier than srambling around on the floor.

    LoCo
    Free Member

    T4

    Clobber
    Free Member

    tent

    luddite
    Free Member

    Electric hook up n electric kettle…
    …..babies bottles, stress releaving cup of tea, etc
    And beer/wine to chill out.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Cash for a hotel room.

    nickjb
    Free Member

    Flip flops for nipping to the loo and using the shower block. Pop up chairs are good, too. And a duvet, no need for sleeping bags, make a proper bed.

    grahamg
    Free Member

    Pee bottle. I find an Oasis bottle works well, except for maybe after ill-advised few late pints when you’ll potentially exceed the 500ml capacity. The wife might get jealous though so make sure there’s a little porch area she can squat and pee in.

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Hipflask and my Aeropress

    ransos
    Free Member

    Oooh hipflask – I hadn’t thought of that.

    Yak
    Full Member

    spondonicle

    Lawmanmx
    Free Member

    All good tips but a really good sleeping mat will deffo make your camping experience a more pleasurable one, like This
    http://m.gooutdoors.co.uk/dreamcatcher-single-10cm-p292662

    Junkyard
    Free Member

    luddite – Member – Block User – Quote
    Electric hook up n electric kettle…

    Worst forum name ever

    Ear plugs and a pillow for me

    I also like to have a chair to be able to sit on

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    ransos
    Free Member

    I’ve spent a small fortune on gear like a large tent, good sleeping mats, tables etc, but these tips for small items like flip flops and earplugs are really useful.

    eulach
    Full Member

    wwaswas
    Full Member

    All good tips but a really good sleeping mat will deffo make your camping experience a more pleasurable one, like This

    or this 🙂 Can’t beat a proper bed to sleep on!

    Bimbler
    Free Member

    Crocs>>>>>>>>>>>>Flip Flops

    Comfy chairs, a lot of camping is sitting.

    Decent lantern, gas ones are the best but they’re a bit scary, so decent battery lamp.

    Concur with pillow.

    JefWachowchow
    Free Member

    T5 California darling, naturally.

    Royston
    Free Member

    We have a gas powered fridge, one of the best camping related purchases I’ve made along with a roof-top box for the car.

    sandwicheater
    Full Member

    Dog – Keeps me entertained.
    Wife – Keeps dog entertained.
    Wine – Keeps wife entertained.

    DrP
    Full Member


    and

    DrP

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    jonathan – Member
    Ear plugs… with baby and toddler you’ll need to maximise what little chance of sleep you have

    Not to mention the sort of anti social prat you get on camp sites these days.

    mrblobby
    Free Member

    wwaswas
    Full Member

    I’m not sure I’d get away with taking (or want to take) a masked woman camping with the family.

    Junkyard
    Free Member

    I can see why you take her but i feel certain the missues would go mental

    flippinheckler
    Free Member

    Handy thread this as I’m compiling a list for the Rapha Tempest festival.

    qwerty
    Free Member

    Shotgun.

    edhornby
    Full Member

    headtorch

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