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Message posted by hels189 on 01/9/2017 at 6:07pm
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Ok we need to visit hubbys family in Grimsby this year (😕) Only camped for a few days in May as had holiday of a lifetime in Canada for 3 weeks this summer so hubby has asked if I fancy camping in October half term (21st Oct to be precise!) when we go visit the inlaws!

Is he crazy??

Usually only camp May - Aug!! Kids scout camp all year round!!

Opinions!! And if yes any recommendations Grimsby way??

Tia Helen x

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Go for it! Just take plenty of insulation. Check out the reviews of some of the sites here, ticking your own requirements (I've ticked the Hook up box in case you really feel you need to take EHU for some kind of electric heater - though we've never needed one between March and November - and as you probably know already, it's highly dangerous to use any fuel-burning stove inside a closed tent).

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Maybe go in a pod, they are insulated and usually have a heater, lighting and plug sockets. Ideal if you're not sure of the weather

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Respect for even just thinking about it hels189.

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October 2012...






October 2013...





October 2014...




October 2015...




October 2016...
Failed!


We've camped in each calendar month except May, since starting camping in 2012. (That's not that we've camped EVERY month! Hope you know what I mean!)

With a little luck, a little foresight, and a modicum of common sense, October camping can be no less enjoyable, no less relaxing, and no less rewarding than any other month.

Those who don't camp in October are the crazy ones, if you ask me!!

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2012: 23 nights

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Thanks all! It's still open for discussion and talking to some friends last night they said they'd be interested in joining us if we did.

Looking at sites now and if we can find the right one for us I think it will be a yes!! Feeling slightly mad as I type that but Mucker your photos look lovely and they've helped!

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Camped in October in Scotland many times without EHU.

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I must admit, re those first two pics, I believe, are from the last time we camped without EHU. We were coming into our very first winter as campers, and as it was cold enough for this next morning...


and that we just didn't have the determination and willpower to actually stop camping until Spring, we took the executive decision to invest in the EHU, a little kettle, and a little fan heater. The rest is history, as they say, but without it, I'm damned sure we wouldn't enjoy winter camping as we do.

Even away from winter, we find the electric so convenient, particularly as we now use it to inflate our tent!
Yes, between April to Sept I'm sure we could manage without EHU, not that we particularly want to. From Oct to April, and certainly the months in between, it's a must, for us!

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We've camped a few times in October (and March). I would definitely recommend EHU and take a fan heater. Also take hot water bottles, good sleeping bags, warm socks and PJs and ideally a hat to wear in bed. The temp can be really quite chilly at about 4-6am and we've also woken up to frost on the outside of the tent. A warm shower before bed helps.

The great thing about October is that you get the autumn leaves, quiet campsites and few bugs.

Also make sure you have good lighting, especially for when you're cooking as it will be dark from about 5pm.

I prefer September/October camps to early season camps. Seems to extend the summer.

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JUNE 2017 - Sango Sands, Durness, Scotland
AUGUST 2017 - Balloch O Dee, Galloway and Invergarry
SEPTEMBER 2017 - three brief trips
OCTOBER 2017 - hopefully one final trip before Halloween

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I'm no Bear Grylls or Ray Mears, but I've always been fine with camping in October without an EHU.

Decent mats for insulation and sleeping bags, layered clothes, wooly hat, warm drinks, a hot water bottle or two and some hearty food to keep your metabolism up and you're away!



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Do Halloween every year no ehu, new year eve in tent up near Scarborough for the last four years but do use hook up for a small fan heater given it is December/January....No reason to stop if you have the right gear and so much more fun than a wet weekend on a crowded site in August.

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What's EHU?

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Electric Hook Up

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Electric? Wow....I thought the purpose of camping was to get away from all that

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Quote: Originally posted by Caligula on 08/9/2017
Electric? Wow....I thought the purpose of camping was to get away from all that



Nah....that's just folk who still have old canvas tents

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Middle of October at camping in the forest Bedgellert. Wee tent and halogen heater but didn't need the heater.



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