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Subject Topic: New Camper needs help!
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24/8/2010 at 11:40pm
 Location: Manchester
 Outfit: vau-de taurus 2
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Hi Elle. Welcome to the family.

Some people get really Hung up on gear (they are the ones who spend half their camp in and out if the car boot)

You seem to have the essentials, one thing no-ones mentioned is a water carrier, the squash up 15ltr things are just a few quid and save lots of trips to the tap.

Also don't forget your tin opener and toilet roll stash!

Happy camping, Stu...


25/8/2010 at 12:05am
 Location: Windermere
 Outfit: Elddis Avante Amber 636
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Hi Elle
Agree with all the above but personally find there's nothing worse than being cold at night so make sure you have sufficient to do just that. Air beds are knows as 'heat theives' as the air in them cools and you get cold so the insulation under is important but also I would put another layer between your sleeping bag and the air bed for additional insulation.

just bring an open mind, relax and enjoy.


25/8/2010 at 6:34am
 Location: Dorset
 Outfit: Lots.mainly Cabanons!
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Bedding bedding and more bedding. I'm not an airbed fan I feel like I'm sleeping on block of ice!   Take an extra duvet and some fleece blankets, don't skimp on this.

Plates - we tried paper plates on one trip, they blew away constantly (even with food on them) and grease from BBQ food went straight through them onto our knees! You can get cheap plastic at supermarkets and pound shops.

There is a huge Asda on the road into Taunton if you discover you're missing anything vital.   

Have a fab time!

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25/8/2010 at 6:48am
 Location: Scotland
 Outfit: Nevada3 Evo 600DL Andorra Elzas
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Hot water bottle(s) and head torches or UFO light.

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26/8/2010 at 8:08pm
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Hi!
I'm following this with interest as a newby who took delivery of her first tent today. The table and chairs look a good deal, I've ordered a set for 22 incl delivery. They appear to have a 10% discount running. Thanks for the link


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27/8/2010 at 6:30pm
 Location: East Sussex
 Outfit: None Entered
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Quote: Originally posted by rooks on 24/8/2010


shoot to the nearest M&S thats glamping not camping poundland for us or kitchen roll whatever is cheapest

 

I'm peeing myself now at the thought of trying to dry my thick, shoulder-length hair on kitchn roll. It would be vile, the kitchen roll would disintegrate and bits would be stuck in my hair until the next shower!




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