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Camping

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm going camping for a week with my boyfriend and wondered what I should take, well more like what things would be useful that you wouldn't think of taking.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My camping list:
    Tent
    airbed + pump (or bedroll)
    sleeping bag
    bin bags
    camping stove, fuel, billycans, plate, fork etc
    water + refillable container
    food
    lighter/matches
    scissors
    torch
    camping chair
    groundsheet
    warm clothes, raincoat, hat

    Where are you off to?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Toilet roll
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    First aid kit (bandages, plasters, sterile gauze, scissors, paracetamol, etc)
    String and/or thin rope (for hanging clothes up, etc)
    Duct tape (for tent repairs!)

    These mostly apply if you'll be walking while you're there, but can still be useful:

    Small food bags (sealable if possible, otherwise with ties)
    Survival bags (if you'll be in the wilderness!)
    OS map of the surrounding area
    Compass
    Newspaper (good for stuffing into your boots if they get wet)

    I might add to this once I've had a think!

    A good idea if you will be walking and the weather might be rainy, is to put everything that is not waterproof (esp. clothes, paper and food) into separate plastic bags, bins bags or sandwich bags, depending on the size of the items. Also make sure to line your bergen with a bin liner too. Not only are dry clothes essential, they are also much lighter than wet ones!

    If you will be using matches instead of a lighter, dip the coloured ends in wax from a candle before you pack them - this will keep them usable if they get wet.

    If you are driving, weight isn't a problem, but if you're travelling on foot, try to minimise it as much as possible - everything adds up!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    With clothes, take spares. Whistle might be a good idea if you're walking. Pocket knife (not sure if 'pocket' is the right word)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    CD player. im sure the other campers wont mind
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have to state once again that a torch (or several) is so essential, I (and my fellow campers) have forgotten to bring one a few times and it's hellish. Holding up your mobile phone or lighting a match doesn't really have the same effect :razz:

    I think KHSS and wooooooooah have got pretty much everything else covered though, have fun!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm off to Trearddur Bay in Angelsey. Thanks for all the suggestions, its our first time camping, I've camped at a festival before but my friends took care of everything.
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Some great lists here - but unless I've missed it, there's one thing that IMO is the most important thing, especially at festivals - wet wipes/wet ones/baby wipes - whatever you call them they are a god send!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    haha, well if you're like me and my then boyfriend and can't be arsed to walk 150 metres to the toilet cubicle in the middle of the night then take a bucket or something. ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    haha, well if you're like me and my then boyfriend and can't be arsed to walk 150 metres to the toilet cubicle in the middle of the night then take a bucket or something. ;)

    :yes: Apparantely in Ten Tors they pee in bags and carry it around:yuck:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    :yes: Apparantely in Ten Tors they pee in bags and carry it around:yuck:


    we were classy and my ex used one of those huuuge bottles of mineral water and i used a cup. :D

    also take flip-flops or something to wear in the showers.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we were classy and my ex used one of those huuuge bottles of mineral water and i used a cup. :D

    That's very nice!:p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Piss on the grass man!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tin opener if you plan on taking tins.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tweety wrote:
    tin opener if you plan on taking tins.
    The knife should be able to handle that really though ;)
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Disposable Barbacue.
    Alcohol.
    Bong and weed.
    Tent.
    Food for barbie.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Piss on the grass man!


    i found it harder to go outside of the tent and do it, was more self conscious! we were in a really big 12 man tent (or something equally big) that had 2 seperate compartments but we only put 1 up and had the other as a living area so just did it there. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tent
    clothes
    sleeping bag (awful without one)
    water
    meat
    something to cook meat in
    swiss army 459743257 tool penknife
    axe and/or saw
    lighter
    flammable liquid if you are lazy or aren't very good at building fuck off big fires
    alcohol
    drugs
    guns
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    minimi38 wrote:
    swiss army 459743257 tool penknife
    I recommend the picknicker, it's lockable :)

    picknicker.gif
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dog spike and rope to secure the children.
    Corkscrew/bottle opener for the booze.

    That's my essential camping equipment list, but I doubt if the first item will be much use to you. :p
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,213 Skive's The Limit
    Go Ray Mears stylie - just with a knife!
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
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