Poncetastic things when camping

(60 Posts)
S1ur Fri 01-Aug-08 23:59:39

Would taking courgettes and thyme be a step too far??

grin

chefswife Thu 07-Aug-08 06:02:03

i grew up spending my entire 2 month summer holidays at the trailer. we had an outhouse, no fancy toilet and only cold running water. and never ever had glass dishes. you never take glass with you camping. my mom became very creative cooking with the bbq though. she bake a cake.
DH and i do have a camping espresso maker for the fire pit with little tin cups. but when we go camping, it's very rustic but we would take 'poncey' foods but maybe that's because he's a chef.

Redfern Tue 05-Aug-08 22:02:01

oops sorry blush got carried away there!

Redfern Tue 05-Aug-08 22:00:52

Swiftyknickers - did you manage to keep dry? we're due to be camping in mid-wales this weekend and am steeling myself for damp everything for the whole weekend... might be easier just to admit defeat and start off by rolling around in the mud... which the DCs will do anyway!

Redfern Tue 05-Aug-08 22:00:39

Swiftyknickers - did you manage to keep dry? we're due to be camping in mid-wales this weekend and am steeling myself for damp everything for the whole weekend... might be easier just to admit defeat and start off by rolling around in the mud... which the DCs will do anyway!

Redfern Tue 05-Aug-08 22:00:22

Swiftyknickers - did you manage to keep dry? we're due to be camping in mid-wales this weekend and am steeling myself for damp everything for the whole weekend... might be easier just to admit defeat and start off by rolling around in the mud... which the DCs will do anyway!

deedledum Tue 05-Aug-08 17:07:16

we are just back from a month camping in france & switzerland and almost every one of our fellow european campers had proper coffee on the go, it smelt lovely. We slummed it with plastic wine glasses and beer from the bottle, but it always tastes better outdoors anyway grin

BadZelda Tue 05-Aug-08 14:23:02

I always take real coffee and a little espresso pot....even if I'm staying in a hotel. Apart from that we're not much more sophisticated than an air mattress, though we are working up to a tent we can stand up in!

swiftyknickers Tue 05-Aug-08 10:10:56

oooooh have just come back from camping in dorset-pissed down but was muchos fun-first camping trip with Little swift who is 3- was aamzed by women blow drying their hair and straightening it-so weird-also how sophisticated camping has become-am defo taking the cafetiere next time and real wine glasses a la 'glamping'

MrsBates Tue 05-Aug-08 08:49:09

I was in Spain camping once and other campers included German family who brought a plastic white picket fance and astroturf. Then sat in their little compound all day watching telly. Now that was worth driving across Europe for.

Skramble Mon 04-Aug-08 19:39:18

I have a 3foot long mirror, hairdryer and straightners in my campervan. grin.

Cappuccino Mon 04-Aug-08 16:55:57

they were so blase that they weren't even watching it

they were sitting round their iron brazier drinking wine out of real glass glasses

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 16:53:13

dh would be edging his chair nearer and nearer to them if he saw that grin

feetheart Mon 04-Aug-08 16:49:10

Now that is cool, you can entertain the whole campsite smile

Cappuccino Mon 04-Aug-08 16:43:34

we saw a big ole winnebago with a massive widescreen tv mounted into the side of the outside of the van

you lifted a flap, arranged your chairs around, and watched

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 16:30:22

I have a shower that take batteries or you can plug into the car <<excited>> wink

my sis doesn't have a special tent for her loo, it sits in the corner of her tent (which I'm sure you've guessed is huge wink) although I did notice that even with the special flushing liquid, the tent did have a strange fug abut it when the weather warmed up, although I could brave the fug rather than trying to perch on my bucket after a few to many glasses of wine in the dark.

rookiemater Mon 04-Aug-08 16:30:02

Ah well, after a less than successful camping weekend with DH and DS this weekend, DH has conceeded that I will get my bucket. It could be sometime before we build up to a proper loo. Sally your sis and bil sound fab,

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 16:26:29

my sis has one (I lurve camping with my sis and bil wink) I have a bucket with a lid hmm

rookiemater Mon 04-Aug-08 16:21:00

I saw a family this weekend with a chemical flushing toilet and their own special toilet sized tent. I hate going to pee in the middle of the night so I was very impressed by this.

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 16:17:39

am impressed by the boning feetheart

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 16:16:46

my bil has a COB bbq, he often buys and roasts whole chickens, the outside stays cool so it can be used indoors, he cooked our chicken in in the other night as it was tipping down and we couldn't use a normal bbq, I used the wok from it for my noodles grin

feetheart Mon 04-Aug-08 15:50:42

Last campimg trip DH bought a whole (free range) chicken, boned it, made casserole for 8, barbequed the boney bits (wings, etc!) then made stock and soup with the carcass shock I was in awe!!!!

Camping with satellite and wide screen is NOT camping!

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 15:19:27

my sis took the real coffee and the cafetiere

ivykaty44 Mon 04-Aug-08 15:19:12

We had friends stop by on saturday eve (they had a day trip to the coast) and got fish and chips - the only vinegar I could find was balsamic, is that poncey enough. Tastes really good with chips smile

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 15:16:02

M&S seafood platter

real wine glasses (when I rememeber)

I cooked singapore noodles with king prawns in a wok last thurs night, I even took ginger, rice vermacelli, toasted sesame oil and soy sauce but I regretted chopping up the chilli when I forgot and rubbed my eye hmm

ivykaty44 Mon 04-Aug-08 15:15:48

oh we had midges to if it makes you feel better and we were in the forset - lots of bites all over my legs sad

Lots of lovely bike rides though and paddling in streams smile In amoungst drinking wine and real coffee wink

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