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Message posted by asnali via mobile 08/9/2021 at 7:19pm
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Quote: Originally posted by novicemummy on 08/9/2021
asnali you have a similar approach to us in starting from basics and building up depending on length of camp.

....dread to think how we'd cope if we had to change tyres, so much to unpack around and above the spare!....

Tent storage - we take clothes in day pack size rucksacks so we can use these while out and about away and the actual clothes go into the tent into 3 quid folding cube storage boxes from B&Q that live the rest of the year in one of kids' bedroom storage units, one for each of us on a longer camp, just the kids for a weekend one works a treat and avoids clothes explosions!



My basics are a little over the top if I'm honest..the "need to add" list in one of the below boxes is Dijon, Balsamic and Olive Oil😳

Ref the flat tire, I had the same thought! Dogs chasing their ball as we dug for the spare & my unmentionables flapping in the breeze as I hunted for the locking wheel nut thingy 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Tent storage- I have re designed these as "permanent camping gear storage and luggage" now I am back in the office and don't need file storage at home. Worked out yesterday that 7 fit perfectly, one deep in the boot underneath the dogs beds, (Kia Nero) and they stack so feel like a very sturdy set of drawers...so that's 3 for camping kitchen shizzle and 4 as bedside cabinets for our clothes....just need to persuade the OH we need 4 more now 🤪


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Ooh (slight thread derail) those storage boxes / drawers look handy - a quick google image, are they from homebase and 4.90 each? I said only on our last camp that I needed to find a kitchen kit box that would be the same size as our kitchen unit flat packed as I know that fits in the car boot perfectly and the cool box site on top of that (tetris car packing!). 2 x 2 of these could and then that's both off season and away clothing storage potentially sorted in one hit. Will have to measure later to double check.

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Message posted by oldham09/9/2021 at 3:55pm
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Old camping adage THE MORE YOU TAKE THE LESS YOU GO

Yes all you need and tidy pack, but only works when it's worth packing car to go camping

Weekenders / short breaks even longer visits the terms squish, squash, shove and black heavy duty bin bags are usual statements

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Message posted by split ends09/9/2021 at 8:06pm
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Re: plastic boxes. Dont buy the cheap stuff it cracks under any weight. I bought some euroboxes on-line from a professional storage company I think the brand is American. Im sure the company is from Southampton way they sell or sorts of plastic stacking boxes and the lids have strong clips with rubber seals. Stacks so well in the shed.

My issue is I pack so much food especially basics. My OH packed so many clothes its ridiculous and the kids were lazy and shoved 3 pairs of jeans in when never worn. We dont pack light reason why we bought a huge trailer. With camping though you need to prep for wind, rain, freezing and blazing sun. Suppose long weekends you know the weather better.

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Message posted by asnali via mobile 17/9/2021 at 11:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by novicemummy on 09/9/2021
Ooh (slight thread derail) those storage boxes / drawers look handy - a quick google image, are they from homebase and 4.90 each? I said only on our last camp that I needed to find a kitchen kit box that would be the same size as our kitchen unit flat packed as I know that fits in the car boot perfectly and the cool box site on top of that (tetris car packing!). 2 x 2 of these could and then that's both off season and away clothing storage potentially sorted in one hit. Will have to measure later to double check.



Yup, the homebase ones. I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality to cost ratio. Have had a stuff audit since above photo and fitted the whole camp kitchen utensils, pans, crockery, water carrier and stove into 2 of them. The other original one holds lights, emergency stuff (ductape, first aid etc) and the microfiber towels.
Picked up 4 more boxes last week as needed something to help organise the wardrobe in the house - to be repurposed for camping when needed- and I have a feeling Im not going to unpack the boxes when we go away as using them for "outdoor clothes". No luggage, just transport clothes in the in tent storage solution...Love a bit of tetris packing as well 😍.
if it helps imagine - I've been able to fit 2x walking trousers, 2 x walking knee length breaches + 2 x thermal leggings at a size 18 in one drawer.
Planning a late October trip so keen to find out if things work as well as I imagine!


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