What camping gear should I put on Christmas list?

(6 Posts)
ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 25-Nov-13 22:49:52

We are rediscovering camping having only done wild/low maintenance camping pre-kids.

Have asked for a family tent.
We have chairs, mattresses, sleeping bags.
Stove & kitchen gear.

What else? A table would be nice but our car is small! Lights?

jollyjester Tue 26-Nov-13 17:16:32

Am watching with interest as we only rediscovered camping last summer (only did a few 1 / 2 night stays) as we now have DD aged 2.

Hubby is getting a new coolbox, and DD is getting a proper sleeping bag in her stocking from Santa I bought her a mountain warehouse 1/2 season one for £14.99. We had brought her a duvet last year.

Not sure what I need though!

Onykahonie Sat 30-Nov-13 21:20:47

Our camping gear grows each year. We now have 2 tents for short and long stays!

How about a rubber mallet, lights, coolbox/electric coolbox, EHU lead (if you'll be using electric), camping kettle, peg extractor, decent torch etc?

CMOTDibbler Sat 30-Nov-13 21:33:34

Nice thermal mugs, lanterns, head torch, fleece blankets. This year we got a couple of those little tables on a stick so your tea doesn't get knocked over, which were fab

Stinkyfeet Sat 30-Nov-13 21:41:19

The things that have made the most difference to our camping experience are electric hook up, electric light, fan heater, electric cool box and proper porta loo!

Blu Sun 01-Dec-13 17:38:27

these lights you can hook them from a pole or tree, use them for reading lights to save using a battery-heavy lantern, stand them on the table etc etc.

A Weber Go Anywhere portable BBQ. After years of research I have decided this is the perfect BBQ. It is compact, has a lid for U.S style slow BBQing, vents below the charcoal and in the lid for managing heat and burn rate, is very hardy, no rusting, no warping, much better to pack than the newer Weber Smokey Joe portables and only available in about 2 outlets in the U.K. here and here. In stock this week in Norwich!

An Icey tek - free delivery until Christmas from CoolboxesUK.

A campfire grill here for cooking directly over your campfire. You can adjust the height over the flame, swing the grill round off the heat - they are fab. Our Rebel grill is fine for 4 people.

A Pie iron for making toasties and other things over the campfire.

Google 'grandpas toasting fork' for kids stocking fillers.

And 'fire steel'.

This is if you are of the sort of campfire-semi-wild camping preference rather than 'EHU and take the toaster' style.

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