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Message posted by Dicky+Sue on 07/3/2010 at 5:09pm
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we were lookig for a top box on ebay this year but all quite expensive, we only want it for camping so dont really want to pay a grand for one! we have a lockable back plate that we mount a large roofbox onto for extra storage. love the car though but thinking of selling later this year and buying a convertable sporty number with towbar for all the mountain roads in france.


Message posted by floggitt on 07/3/2010 at 6:13pm
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I have read every post too, just checking in case someone else's list has something I "really need"
I have just ordered some ear plugs (£1.50 ebay) for cases of noises neighbours

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Message posted by Former Scout on 07/3/2010 at 6:33pm
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Quote: Originally posted by floggitt on 07/3/2010
I have read every post too, just checking in case someone else's list has something I "really need"
I have just ordered some ear plugs (£1.50 ebay) for cases of noises neighbours


Alcohal works just as well as earplugs, if not better. As long as your bladder can last until morning.

Message posted by Former Scout on 07/3/2010 at 6:34pm
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Quote: Originally posted by kittenshipman on 07/3/2010

Has anyone actually got to the point where they're completely happy and wouldn't buy another thing? Is it possible?!



I very much doubt it - I'm always tweaking.

Message posted by floggitt on 07/3/2010 at 6:54pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Former Scout on 07/3/2010
Quote: Originally posted by floggitt on 07/3/2010I have read every post too, just checking in case someone else's list has something I "really need"
I have just ordered some ear plugs (£1.50 ebay) for cases of noises neighbours

Alcohal works just as well as earplugs, if not better. As long as your bladder can last until morning.

Tea total, and no I cant hold that until the morning! but we have the toilet. And i dont think you ever have every thing! just ordered from towsure some gas canisters 4.95 for four, gas pipe, connectors, toilet chemi

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Sept naturist week
Sept SVR w/e
Oct Secret meet
Nov hopleys meet

Message posted by the-laughtons on 07/3/2010 at 7:08pm
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Tents - outwell oregon 5, quechua T4+air, easycamp rome 4

Car - passat estate

no trailer,no canopy,no day tent

camping gaz 2 burner stove, several camping gaz single burners, camping gaz lantern, lots of torches and lanterns, large cold box, porta potty and bucket.

various tables, the best one is an old woolworths fold up picnic table - very steady on its legs- varoius extremely cheap and uncomfortable camping chairs, Royal commander chairs.

Lots of blow up and leak airbeds for kids , Coleman double comfort for us! More sleeping bags than I could shake a stick (or tent peg at) real wool blankets, fleece blankets . I am about to buy new sleeping bags. I asked for help and realised that the ones I wanted were probably going to be too thin so I am going to buy some Outwell ones.

plus a glorious mish mash of plates and mugs and rugs and wind breaks and tarps that we have collected over the years.

 



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Message posted by woodchip on 07/3/2010 at 10:21pm
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Tent-Vango tigris 400 (brand new 2009 model £135)

Vehicle-Vauxhall Astravan(converts to 4 seater)

Roofbox-Thule Atlantis 200(as new £50 buy it now E-bay)

Coolbox- Waeco 40ltr jobbie(£30) Preloved bargain

Cooker-Wynnster twin burner with grill that is actually quite good!

Bedding-3 Fat Aerics in the sale (£90)

Loads of other stuff.All bought with the expertise gained from this forum.

Thank you all.

Peter.


Message posted by girlwomble on 07/3/2010 at 10:22pm
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I generally have two types of camping things: Stuff for backpacking and stuff for family camping when I take my lass with me

Tent(s): Vango Tamor 500, Eurohike small tunnel tent which Iíve had for about 15 years and is still a brilliant tent for the money, 2 of the Argos 1 man tents (one green one orange and at £15 each itís good to have a spare) have a large frame tent as well but never use it and it stays in my parents attic

Vehicle:  Mercedes C180

Trailer: None (but have considered it as have tow ball and electrics already on car)

Canopy: None (but looking into it)

Utility/Day Tent: None

Cooker: coleman gas for backpacking and camping gaz 2 ring with grill which Iíve put a Calor gas regulator on as itís easier to get and find it burns better, foldup unit for sitting the camping gaz cooker on,

Sleeping: Thermarest, Karrimat (in bright yellow), pink kampa junior airbed for the lass, some sort of blow up bed for me (had a Tesco one and it kept deflating) Snugpack softie sleeping bags (winter and summer ones) Lass has a pink Argos sleeping bag and we have a spare for friends that donít usually camp

Lighting: Couple of headtorches, couple of the wee poundshop press in UFO lights, Coleman gas lamp and a couple of battery powered lamps

Other: Vango carpet, EHU, fold-up picnic table, folding camping seats from Adsa,  Kampa loo, couple of picnic blankets, electric coolbox in bright green, usually small pink DVD player from Aldi, windbreak (vango I think. Matches the tent), various plates, cups and cooking utensils


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Message posted by mrs badcrumble on 08/3/2010 at 7:02am
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Tent(s): Outwell Idaho L, Outwell Carolina 3 (with carpet).  Both with footprints.

Vehicle:  VW Touran

Trailer: N/A

Canopy: N/A

Utility/Day Tent: N/A

Cooker: Can't remember the make, double burner and grill, briefcase folding barbecue from IWant One Of Those, low wattage kettle and a toaster (Really want a Cadac though).  Electric coolbox - I think was from Aldi's.

Bedding - Double height king size airbed from Aldi's (hoping this one stays inflated through the night).  Thanks for the tip everyone to take more rugs etc to use as insulation - hopefully I will be a bit cosier this year!

Furniture:  Camping kitchen from Range, folding bench/table set also from Range, 2 low folding chairs - random buy from somewhere.   Essentials:  Wine box/beer, EHU, straighteners (I know, I know, but if  you had ever seen my hair unkempt, you'd think bigfoot had arrived).  Big fat trashy novel/book I have been wanting to read for ages.

Luxuries: Laptop and DVD's - just in case the weather really is too foul to venture out.  Earphones and splitters.

 


Message posted by sunvalleysue on 08/3/2010 at 9:46am
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Tent:Outwell SunValley 6 with carpet and footprint groundsheet

Vehicle: Ford C-Max Zetec

Trailer: None,but have Karrite 380L roofbox and Thule roof bars.

Canopy: None

Cooker: Camping Gaz Camping Kitchen Grill,Outwell Jamaica kitchen/storage unit

Bedding:2 Aerobed single Actives,1 Coleman comfort single and 1 Coleman comfort double.

EHU + toaster,cookworks slowcooker,fan heater,15" flat screen tv with DVD player and freeview,electric kettle,an Ikea hanging rail,a couple of folding tables, 2 Gelert chairs and a charcoal bbq.

And a Camplet brochure.

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Message posted by Woofers on 08/3/2010 at 11:03am
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Quote: Originally posted by Dicky+Sue on 07/3/2010

we were lookig for a top box on ebay this year but all quite expensive, we only want it for camping so dont really want to pay a grand for one! we have a lockable back plate that we mount a large roofbox onto for extra storage. love the car though but thinking of selling later this year and buying a convertable sporty number with towbar for all the mountain roads in france.


Yep they are pricey, we were looking on ebay but silver ones are not on there very often


Message posted by Reemo on 08/3/2010 at 12:02pm
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So, all about me!

Tent(s): Outwell Nevada M mocca

Vehicle:  Ford Focus... (after being told you cant fit a towbar to a Golf R32!!!)

Trailer: Daxara 127 with ABS lid

Canopy: Nevada M front extention, Outwell Mocca tarp & windbreak

Utility/Day Tent:  N/A

Cooker: 2 x Campingaz suitcase stoves + disposable bbq

Bedding - self inflating double height king size flock aerobed

Accessories: Tent carpet, inflatable sofa, role top table (for stoves) fold up table and 2 x chairs



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Message posted by grapefruitmoon on 08/3/2010 at 12:28pm
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Great! A bit of fun to fill the lunch break.

TENTS: Wild Country Halo73, Sunncamp Evo' 300

VEHICLE: family saloon

TRAILER?ROOF BOX: decided to live without

CANOPY/DAY TENT: Halo73 has porch/awning built on

COOKER: single ring thing (?) and a fire bucket

BEDDING: 2xTesco single airbeds for kids, Coleman comfort double for us, self inflating mat (as a spare).

ACCESSORIES: table, stools, rugs, fleece throws, kettle, wok, folding crates, football . . .

Thank you.

Message posted by conneechiwa on 08/3/2010 at 12:41pm
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Tent(s): Vango Beta 450

Vehicle:  Kia Procee'd 3

Trailer: N/A  But in the midst of pricing roofbox and bars

No canopies or day tents

Cooker: Unknown double burner

Bedding - Red and blue airbeds from Argos, had them 4 years and they've never let us down (famous last words )

Tesco sleeping bags, very cosy and cheap too.

Misc  Argos,pink spotty melamine plates and bowls, cutlery from home, Matalan coolbox and icepacks, Tesco rechargable lantern and a Halfords folding table. Unknown brand folding chairs, stripy windbreak with wooden poles and picnic blankets

I know I dont have the best of gear, but it's all lasted us years, apart from the lantern, which is still to be test driven ! does the job and didn't cost a lot


Message posted by Hartley Hare on 08/3/2010 at 1:52pm
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Tent(s): Cabanon Biscaya 440 with sun canopy

Vehicle:  Laguna Sport tourer with thule box on top and two bike racks.

Trailer: Erde 143 with high side kit and hardtop with extra thule box full of beach gear and general kids stuff.

Canopy: See above

Utility/Day Tent: N/A

Cooker: Camping Gaz Camping Kitchen Grill, 2 suitcase stoves, Cadac Delux chef, Waeco Fridge 3 way, 2 x lafuma's and 2 outwell chairs that take up all the darn space........

Bedding - 4 -- Aero Beds   2 x doubles on top of each other, really comfy and very easy to blow up and take down, expensive but now three years old and never let us down.

 



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Message posted by Tinolan on 08/3/2010 at 3:18pm
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Tent(s): Outwell Montana 6

Vehicle:  Ford C-Max

Trailer: Erde 142 with hardtop and bars so hoping to put the kids bikes on it (just bought 2nd hand - bargin)

Canopy: Outwell Montana 6 new extension - Hopefully.

Cooker: Camping Gaz Camping Kitchen Grill around 25yrs old! (was my dad's) 

Bedding - 2 x Coleman Comfort Double airdeds and sleeping bags

Accessories: Tent carpet, camping wardrobe/cupboard, c) fold up alu table and 4 x mini chairs, beach chairs and a cooking foldup table and cupboard.

 

Im sure theres lots more if i wished to include all the little extra's!!!



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