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23/7/2017 at 5:17pm
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So most of us on here probably have all the gear we need . . .

What is the next, newest or unnecessary gadget you want?

Always on the look out for something new to buy, just to annoy him indoors ;)


23/7/2017 at 6:12pm
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Has a portable dish washer been invented yet?


23/7/2017 at 7:30pm
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I have an Outwell heated carpet, which has to be the absolute pinnacle of ridiculousness. There is a problem though: we camp all year and it's excellent. There is at least one retailer with them at half price at the moment.


29/7/2017 at 4:25pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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My latest addition was a cheap 20 Better Dri Freestanding rotary airer from Argos (it appears to have gone up in price since I bought it). Was used every day for drying towels and swimming costumes on our last trip.

I'd really like a non electric lamp that doesn't give off a cold white light, but am yet to find one.


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29/7/2017 at 4:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by mitzionline on 29/7/2017


I'd really like a non electric lamp that doesn't give off a cold white light, but am yet to find one.




Have a look at this thread - looks as if Photobucket have wagged off with the OP's photo, but this is the item in question.



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29/7/2017 at 5:39pm
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I think that's a UFO light isn't it, Bob? I don't know why they can't manufacture a regular lantern with a warm light bulb instead of the horrible bright white ones they all seem to use.

I'm thinking I might have to buy a more compact kitchen, since we've just sold the TT and - in the absence of a trailer - will have to scale down kit. Or, buy a trailer !


29/7/2017 at 5:41pm
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Quote: Originally posted by TimCESmith on 23/7/2017
I have an Outwell heated carpet, which has to be the absolute pinnacle of ridiculousness. There is a problem though: we camp all year and it's excellent. There is at least one retailer with them at half price at the moment.



What's the finish like on those carpets? I've no idea why on earth Outwell stopped manufacture of the thicker, fleecier carpets (think pre-2012) and wish I'd held on to ours! Most other makes of carpet I've looked at don't have the thick vinyl backing our old Outwell ones used to have (stops them rucking up).


29/7/2017 at 5:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 29/7/2017
I think that's a UFO light isn't it, Bob?



No, diameter is only about 70mm.



29/7/2017 at 9:09pm
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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 29/7/2017

What's the finish like on those carpets? I've no idea why on earth Outwell stopped manufacture of the thicker, fleecier carpets (think pre-2012) and wish I'd held on to ours! Most other makes of carpet I've looked at don't have the thick vinyl backing our old Outwell ones used to have (stops them rucking up).



The backing is good: tough, with non-slip nubbles all over, but the top is a feeble, satiny, quilted affair which won't survive high traffic or even a determinedly wriggly child. It really needs to go under a tent carpet. I'm guessing they designed it for bedroom pods. If the top were more like the bottom it'd all make a lot more sense, but with them available at half price at the moment I'm quite tempted to get another. They are light and very squashy when packed, so they're not much of an overhead.


08/8/2017 at 11:46pm
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"Has a portable dish washer been invented yet?"

I can locate one just by looking in the mirror.

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09/8/2017 at 8:29pm
 Location: London
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I was very tempted by the collapz bucket with the tap at the bottom: very stylish, in a range of fabulous colours, for 29.
But decided I really didn't need one,

But you might!


09/8/2017 at 9:42pm
 Location: Bolton Lancs
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The most useful (essential) gadget is not all that new.
A bottle opener


09/8/2017 at 10:40pm
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I do a lot of wild camping and I really fancy a stormin Norman cone windshield for my meths stoves, really don't need one as I have normal windshields, mind you I probably don't need 5 different style of meths stove either, but I do like my gadgets


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If you really wanted to annoy your partner.

We saw a British camper who had an 8-10ft inflatable palm tree,complete with monkey and coconuts. This proudly waved above his unit for all to see.

If your partner thinks this is cool, then get a divorce.


10/8/2017 at 8:46am
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Thanks to that post and a bit of Googling I now see you can get an inflatable limbo game, to add to that healthy outdoor campsite fun. Cheers, SHThomas!



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