Okay - we're off camping this weekend - please tell me what is necessity - box of wine packed!

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nimbs Wed 12-Sep-12 18:50:52

As title - we're off on our first camping trip this weekend - for 2 nights - quite close to practice putting up the tent ;) What essentials do we need to take - only going for 2 nights - have looked on threads on here but not really found anything for just a couple of nights rather than a week! There are going to be 6 of us - but DH and I are going there during the day to put up tent on our own first!Thanks

Mum2Fergus Wed 12-Sep-12 20:42:09

Oooh fab! Coincidently Im doing my packing list to camp this weekend too! So far I have:-
Tent
Groundsheet
Awning
Mallet
Pegs inc spares
Guy ropes inc spares
Mattress (we use one off our sofabed!)
Double sleeping bag
Double duvet-just incase
Pillows
Folding seats
Folding table
Lights
EHU

If a few of you going can you share cooking facilities to save on some space?!

Crockery
Cutlery
Coolbox

Hmm, what next?!

JaanPehechaanHo Wed 12-Sep-12 20:47:49

TENT
Poles
Pegs (Delta/Rock/Groundsheet)
Peg Extractor
Mallet
Groundsheet
Footprint
Inner Tent
Tent Carpet

Chairs
Tables

KITCHEN TENT

Kitchen Tent/Tarp
Kitchen cooking unit
Table
Cooker
Gas
Kettle & pans (saucepan/frying pan)
Can Opener
Bottle opener/cork screw
Plates, bowls, cutlery
Mugs
Cooking utensils (strainer, tongs, spatula, wooden spoons)
Bread knife & sharp knife
Scissors
Bin Bags
Tin Foil
cling film
Kitchen Roll
Paper plates/cups
Food bags
Coolbox (& leads if applicable)
Freezer Blocks
Trugs/Washing up Bowl
Washing Up Liquid/brush
Dishclothes/Microfibre cloths
Small handbrush/scrubbing brush
Tea towels
Lighter/matches
Splatter Guard
Water containers/carriers
Hand disinfectant wipes etc

EHU

EHU Unit
Extensions
Kettle
Toaster
Clip Lights
Fan Heaters

Non EHU

Solar Lights
Gas Heater & cannisters
Hot water bottles

Bedding

SIMS/Camping Beds/Airbeds
Sleeping bags
Quilts/Sheets
Pillows
Blankets/Fleeces

Misc

Bucket/Loo
Cat Litter/loo roll/bin liners

Cable Ties
Tenacious Tape
Duck Tape
S Hooks
Spare poles
Spare guy Line
Fabsil/NikWax

Stool/Folding steps

Outdoor

Windbreaks
Tripods
Cast cooking stuff
Firepit/BBQ (gas)
Ground protector/metal sheet
Solar lamps
Gazebo/Tarp
BBQ Mitts
BBQ Tools
Charcoal/Wood/Kindling/Firelighters/Lighter fluid
Jigsaw Mats/Doormat

Personal

Medication
First Aid Kit
Camera
Chargers
Phone
Money/Credit Cards
Kindle/Books
Laptop
Dongle
Torch
Batteries
Backpack
Sunglasses & suntan lotion
DVD's etc

Dogs

Leads
Waterbowls
Food
Medication
Anchor/Stake
Poo Bags
Tick Remover

Kids

More changes of clothes than you think you will need (ie 5 sets for 3 days)!
Fleecy PJs
Electronic games - chargers/car chargers
A picnic for them to eat while you set up the tent
Wet weather camping games - Travel board games, colouring books and pens/crayons, playing cards/top trumps, i-spy books
A kite
Balls
Bikes
Toys
Magazines/comics

Food Basics

Evening meal for day of pitching and breakfast following morning
Cooking Oil
Salt/Pepper/Sauces/Vinegar
Butter
Tea/Coffee/Sugar/Whitener-milk

Clothes Basics

Wellies
Crocs
Waterproofs
Undies
PJ's
Towel & toiletries
T Shirts/Hoodies/Trackie bottoms

Glampy Stuff (non essential)

Rugs
Cushions
Throws
Bunting
Candles/Holders

THE DAY BEFORE CAMPING

Charge everything
Freeze coolbox packs
Cook something for day of pitching
Check Weather forecast
Download kindle books

JaanPehechaanHo Wed 12-Sep-12 20:51:17

grin Im a camping addict, go as often as I can, been about 7 times this year already. Have pinned to my pin board grin

Mum2Fergus Wed 12-Sep-12 20:52:09

Jeeso Jaan, theyre only going for 2 nights lol that said I'll be pinching your list for our week in Oct. As an aside, there is a fab packing app called Saving Grace which covers packing list for every holiday eventuality!

Mum2Fergus Wed 12-Sep-12 20:54:35

Cool Jaan, admire your commitment to the outdoors!! We've just invested in a Bongo so hoping to get out and about a bit more!

hillbilly Wed 12-Sep-12 20:58:07

I'm sooo jealous! DH will absolutely not go again this year. Don't get me wrong - he loves it, but 3 camps this summer (including a damp Jubilee weekend) is quite enough for him! I, on the other hand would happily camp through till October half term :-)

Mum2Fergus Wed 12-Sep-12 21:01:08

Fortunately my DP is keen to get outdoors too...as I type he and DS(3) are in the 2 man tent in the back garden lol...

JaanPehechaanHo Wed 12-Sep-12 21:08:48

I leave DH at home, I pitch the tent way better than him, mine's a useless whining bast**d .. 2 nights, or a week I still take most of that shit on the list smile

nimbs Wed 12-Sep-12 22:05:07

Wow - thank you so much smile will show the list to DH as he thinks knows I have a tendency to over pack! am stupidly excited - sadly the others are the kids so they can't really bring their own gear - but they don't know we're going - will be a surprise for them! Dog is staying with our neighbour this time - but will be coming next time - providing this goes well!! Can't wait smile

Mum2Fergus Wed 12-Sep-12 22:25:22

How fab Nimbs...remember its your break too so keep your meals etc simple...Im planning chippie tea Friday night, cereal and toast both mornings, will then be out n about borh days so can eat on the go...oh, and wine for evenings of course lol

nimbs Thu 13-Sep-12 09:53:54

Mum2 - wine is the first thing on my list before tent!

mollymole Thu 13-Sep-12 09:56:41

The en-suite bucket !!

Mum2Fergus Sat 15-Sep-12 15:04:48

Its scorchio in Carnoustie!! Woohoo grin

nimbs Sun 16-Sep-12 15:46:37

We're back - grin had a fab time - thanks for all your advice - def made it a smoother camping trip - all knackered and smelly! A quick question re: camping & caravan club membership - is it worth taking it out? We live v.close to the New Forest so are thinking that we could go to the Forest campsites for weekend breaks which have a discounted rate - but is it worth it for anywhere else? Cheers!!

Mum2Fergus Sun 16-Sep-12 22:37:22

Ah, thats great Nimbs...we had a fab w/end too grin cant comment on CCC, have never joined or investigated. Like most things Im sure it would be a worthwhile investment provided you plan to get away regularly smile

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