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Message posted by 100_mph_pennine10/7/2014 at 7:17pm
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Still learning.

Earlier this year, kids + ots of rain = Mud (the pitch had been glastonbury'd) and loads of clothing changes.

Had to buy them some more clothes whilst there as had packed for a sunny weekend.

Cobbs are great, cooking on an open fire even better.



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Message posted by debs39810/7/2014 at 7:28pm
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I learnt not yo use a she wee in the middle of the night when you've consumed a bottle of wine and can't balance properly

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Message posted by saz12129911/7/2014 at 7:26pm
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I learned that a toilet tent & loo is a 'middle of the night' must have!

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Enjoyed tenting,
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Now loving caravanning 😊😊

Message posted by Clazz12/7/2014 at 10:25pm
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On our first trip, despite me trying to explain to hubby that the ground is a lot harder than he thinks, the first night only foam mats to sleep on. Next day off to camping shop to buy inflatable mattresses!

Message posted by ficklejade12/7/2014 at 11:27pm
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Hubby and I learned in first camp with new tent (decades ago!) that the living area is quite likely to be found next morning occupied by other humans who forgot their tent poles. They also helped themselves to our breakfast supplies - but did bring us a cup of tea!!

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Message posted by Gail_7018/7/2014 at 3:37pm
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Constantly learning ..... But main points would be:-

That sleeping bags come with various 'togs' just like a duvet and make sure when you have no ehu for heat you need a good quality bag, plenty of layers & possibly even an extra blanket!!

Earplugs for the OH - when I finally convinced him to try camping 'cos he would love it' he didn't sleep at all the 1st night. Now it's the first things packed!!

and most importantly - have a sense of humour and friends to join you

Message posted by HEJC7218/7/2014 at 4:00pm
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Very first lesson I learned was to read the instructions properly and not let OH put the tent up his way!

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Message posted by floppy-poppy19/7/2014 at 12:20am
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We started camping with Eurosites/Eurocamp/Keycamp and all the essentials were there - apart from heater - South of France is nearly always warm at night - I did say nearly!
So, when we camped on our own in our own tent, I just thought back to what we had there.
But when we did, we we always fell short of something. So, I started to take a pen and pad and list the things we needed or would have liked.
Now, I have my full camping list - which includes absolutely every tiny detailed item which I keep on my computer. Every time we go away, we print one off and I use a highlighter to cross things off as packed and I choose which items are not wanted - easy peasy....now!
By the way, Eurocamp used to put exactly what was included in their tents in their brochure - don't know if they still do - but it is a good basic list.

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