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  • hjghg5
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    Flip flops and electric hook up. We only bought the hook up this year and it made such a difference – just being able to check opening hours for stuff and maps and all that sort of stuff on our phones during a 10 day trip rather than scrambling around to find plug sockets in cafes. Less of an issue for shorter trips though.

    whiskey , gets you off to sleep but doesn’t wake you up for a piss

    Houns
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    Phone numbers for nearest BnB’s

    user-removed
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    I bought an inflatable Coleman sofa. Best. Thing. Ever. Changed camping forever.

    headfirst
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    No-one has mentioned wind-blocks, not to block the wind but to clearly demarcate your territory! This is more vital than even a tent.

    Given you’re taking a toddler and a baby I would suggest for yourself Valium, Prozac, St John’s Wort or similar so you don’t flip your lid at the constant stream of fellow campers returning very noisily from the pub, waking up said children who only fell asleep five minutes ago. You can send yourself off to sleep (eventually) in the certain knowledge that you’ll get your own back on these rowdy revellers when your two wake up at first light, which I think is about 5am at the moment. 😉

    Happy camping!

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    You can send yourself off to sleep (eventually) in the certain knowledge that you’ll get your own back on these rowdy revellers when your two wake up at first light, which I think is about 5am at the moment.

    My eldest likes to sing very loudly at first light, just to make sure everyone’s awake…

    Premier Icon ransos
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    So what did I learn?

    1. A week of continual rain is very, very tiresome.
    2. The kids had a great time, regardless.

    chewkw
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    Toilet roll. 😀

    Otherwise you will need to use the leafs on the ground or use your hand to wipe your backside.

    mark90
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    Concur with Dr P. We had a wood chopping / machete related injury this weekend. Luckily we had a well stocked first aid kit and two qualified nurses. So all patched up and marshmallows duly toasted. Which is my camping essential. Marshmallows and choccy digestives for making smores. Yummy. If not quite ideal for children just before bed!

    superfli
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    Tent Carpet and head torch

    crankboy
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    Headtorch
    Swiss Army Knife
    Hipflask
    Small BBQ that also doubles as a fire pit
    Folding chairs.
    Folding fish holder thing for BBQ .

    flamejob
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    Jeeeeep.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nfv89L]Mew Lake[/url] by flamejob, on Flickr

    Wife, bottle opener, booze, credit card

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    And don’t forget the arse butter if you’re cycling…

    And don’t forget the arse butter if you’re cycling…

    or camping in ‘special’ places

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