Do make sure if you have a footprint to lay it down BEFORE pitching tent. We were so excited to finally get our new tent up we realised we hadn't laid the footprint under. Hence my OH doing an impression of a mole!! Whole campsite was in stiches! Was very funny, didn't help that he dropped car keys out of his pocket whilst doing impression of mole and realised later on in evening where they were, so we had to send him under again. We still laugh now about it now.
------------- May 2013 - Shepherds View
July 2013 - Nanctol Waterfalls
2014 - Spain!
May 2015 - Hollins Farm, Silverdale
July 2015 - Petruth Paddocks, cheddar
August 2015 - Loch Ken, Dumfries & Galloway
Quote: Originally posted by Campernic on 05/3/2015
Quote: Originally posted by bridgeywidge on 05/3/2015
Quote: Originally posted by Campernic on 04/3/2015When packing up the tent, make sure your car keys aren't in the storage pocket inside your tent. Discover the whereabout of your car keys before you dismantle, roll and bag your tent.
And mobile phone.
Oh, dear another one! I thought it was only my OH!
He has left:
Inhaler (needs it)
House Keys (remembered thank goodness..at the camp site)
And yes... last year...said our goodbyes to new camping friends... not a thing left on the grass... about to get in car..... Uh,uh. Car keys in the central storage. I refused to crawl ... he forgot them, he had to get them!
Mind you we did make everyone have a good laugh!
The best of it is that every time I always ask the question ...is it empty...and he always says yes!!
OH has done both
I was parted from my good watch (a birthday present) for a whole winter once after leaving it inside the tent pocket. My biggest problem, being a multi tented person, was finding which tent it was in. I had to go on several trips using different tents to find it.
------------- May - Dorset
July - Saundersfoot
September - S. Wales
October - S. Wales
Buy a polythene decorators sheet from Poundland, place it under your footprint or tent before setting up and throw away when taking tent down, saves a lot of cleaning.
Use an App called Buy Me A Pie, meant for shopping lists but It can easily be used to make reuseable lists of items needed on camping trip and crossed off as they are packed.