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Message posted by ernst on 20/7/2007 at 8:32am
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Hi, I'm in blistering hot Switzerland, and for some inexplicable reason am coming camping in UK at the weekend (for 2 weeks in New Forest). Have been informed weather is terrible. I'm a new camper too, so my question from you clever experienced lot is -

for my 3 kiddies (aged 3, 6 & 7), do I bring waterproof trousers and wellies, or let them run around in wet muddy shorts and washable crocs?


Either way, I'll have to go shopping today and buy them wellies or crocs. What do you wise ones recommend?

And does that go for us grown ups to? (Tho I'm not sure I can bring myself to wear crocs...?) Many thanks in advance...

Message posted by carpman on 20/7/2007 at 8:46am
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Hi, the wife bought some crocs for herself and our two girls and they all love them, we went to the beach most days and it was so easy just to put them on with wet sandy feet and leave them on and wash them out in the shower as they are waterproof, she said its the best investment she has made in a long time. Even when it was wet they still wore them, we stook the wellies but they were a waste of time.  (it depends on how boggy your field is i suppose for wellies) .

Oh the wife says they are very comfortable and wears them all the time., (they were supposed to be for camping) .

Hope you find what your looking for, (by the way these are the cheaper version that we have not the genuine crocs - most places do them ).


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Message posted by Caroleeeeee on 20/7/2007 at 9:17am
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A weather warning has been issued for this weekend, that means some very bad weather.

We are in the North East and even though it has been raining it is still warm (well warm for us) about 18-20 degrees.

Crocs are fab, we all have then in our house.  However because of the forcast it may be worth bringing the wellies just in case.

We have just had our weekend cancelled because of flooding.

Hope the weather improves and you have a good holiday.


Message posted by jjardine on 20/7/2007 at 9:35am
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crocs are real light to carry so I would suggest both - cover all eventuallities as in this country you don't know what it will do. We are certainly getting a good lot of rain here in the midlands today.

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there is a world shortage of crocs .. so i hope you manage to get some in the colours and sizes you want. And you must have them!

however, i think it is going to be very very wet.:(

i was just looking at pictures of my granddaughter at glasto a couple of years ago and she did well in her muddypuddles kit and wellies.

i don't wear anything but cros now but crocs can get a bit slippy if you don't get a chance to dry off.  For that reason i might be a bit wary of crocs in the rain for children.

 

 

after last weekend in dorset i am getting myself a decent poncho


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Crocs, lifejackets and wellies for when there is no hope left!!! For the New Forest, crocs will suffice, it drains quite well. But pack for all eventualities, it is the strangest weather in July Aug for a while. Enjoy the forest

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Message posted by good_in_tent on 20/7/2007 at 1:26pm
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Lightweight waterproofs are good for keeping mud at bay but kids being kids, they always somehow manage to get the mud through the material! I'd go for plastic/ washable sandals, then you can just stand them in the shower in them. Ours are mud magnets and we've given up trying to keep them clean. We just take plenty of clothes!

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Depends on the water temperature! April, May, September - Wellies. June, July, August - Crocs. Rest of the year -  Waders!

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What a shame to leave the sun behind and come to the rain in the UK, hope the whole 2 weeks aren't a wash out for you.

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Just been on the muddy puddles website and ordered my 13 month old an all in one waterproof as he's crawling think it's the safer option. Also ordered some thermal waterproof booties as wellies are too heavy on his feet. We're going on our first camping trip as a family August bank holiday so suppose we'd better prepare for all weather

Message posted by Moonseeker on 20/7/2007 at 7:22pm
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Go for the Crocs.    When we were away last October, the site had big puddles when we arrived - first day despite being told not to, Alice and Pip went over the top of their wellies - no hope of getting them dry - couldn't puddle splash for the rest of the holiday.
I wore my Crocs all the time.    OK my feet got wet, but quickly dried as did my Crocs.
I've now invested in Crocs for the kids.

Even in bitterly cold weather my feet have been warm in Crocs.



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Message posted by adasb2 on 20/7/2007 at 7:53pm
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Crocs definitely!  Just come back from a WET and windy camping expedition to North West Scotland and the only bits of me that kept warm and dry were my feet - I already bought the closed-in ones in navy, and wore socks with them. Normally I wear the Caymen Crocs all the time.  I also have discovered Holey Soles - very similar and a bit cheaper online except delivery is slow due to demand, but Millets stock them in a lot of bright colours.

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Surely people don't wash muddy shoes off in the showers?

Yuk! and aren't you worried the drains'll get blocked?

I guess I've never been camping in 'serious' mud, but it would never have crossed my mind to get in a shower with any sort of shoes on, especially not dirty ones.

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Quote: Originally posted by xtinexoop on 20/7/2007
Surely people don't wash muddy shoes off in the showers?

i shower in my crocs all the time .. that's how i know they are slippy when wet.

i always leave the shower squeaky clean though and never blocked!

 



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