I have a little camping fantasy going on.....dh and I and dds (currently 13, 10 and 4) going off next year for weekends/short breaks. How big a tent do we need? What's good? Would we better off getting two? What's easy to put up? What do you like to cook on? I know we need a washing up bowl but as the last time I camped I was 4 myself I am otherwise clueless......HELP me please
I too am v definitely a weekend only camper, and a recent convert at that. DH and I seriously contemplated doing 2 weeks camping on a Eurocamps site in France this summer but fortunately he has had a good year work-wise and we have splashed out on an air-conditioned caravan with deck, as per !
Heh heh at "living off the land". Sounds ideal. Yes, over the course of two nights/three days we would usually have at least one big pub meal.
We have a tiny one ring camping gaz thingy on which you can boil a kettle in about 20 mins, and cook bacon/eggs or warm up a tin of beans.
Otherwise we rely on our more lavishly equipped friends to cook food on their camping barbecues. Tis all v communal and slap-dash.
We usually go on a Friday night after school and I'll take something with us that can be heated in one pot to eat with bread. So a soup or stew. Saturday night we have a big communal bbq, meat, fish, bread and salads. For breakfast, variety pack cereals for the dc, muesli for me and dh. For lunch bacon and eggs. Take some apples, tomatoes, salad, cucumber, bananas, strawberries, melon, lemons, wine in the cool box. You will survive!