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I'm going camping...on my own with both dc's and two dogs.

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OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 16:00:39

Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I have a list of what I need but is there anything obscure, or actually really obvious I would need?

Dc's are 4 and 2

Al0uiseG Tue 02-Aug-11 16:03:53


BluddyMoFo Tue 02-Aug-11 16:05:28

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scurryfunge Tue 02-Aug-11 16:06:45

Old towels for wet dogs.

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 02-Aug-11 16:06:56

wine wine

maybe four extending dog leads?

Al0uiseG Tue 02-Aug-11 16:09:14

One of those dog leads that holds 2 dogs on one lead? I've just got one and I'm sold already.

OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 16:10:13

4 extending dog leads, Knew I had forgotten something! grin

Have got towels.

Need to get tethers and stake.

Alcohol, will put that on list!

OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 16:11:12

I've got one of those Al0uise, but as my dogs are very pully (both under 2) it doesn't really serve a purpose at the moment.

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 02-Aug-11 16:16:48

I'm equally insane, I'm going camping next week with three dc and me hmm

have packed tent and wine so far...grin

and when ds2 was very small, we did put him on an extending dog lead blush because otherwise he would climb everything! and is no better now at eight years old

The thing we usually forget is the children a ball and a few bats or something - hence we buy every time and now have millions, just to keep the dc busy!

OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 16:47:22

I've got them both a waterproof all in one each, bats and balls on list.

We really are mad arn't we?!

OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 17:01:26

What about food? Have nothing to cook on at the moment and have no idea WHAT to cook either!

MrsShrekTheThird Tue 02-Aug-11 21:34:56

Single gas burners are everywhere on sale for about a tenner atm, they run on small gas cartridges (we use 1 per 24 hrs for family use)
Breakfast - cereal
Lunch - bacon butties or bacon and egg (sandwiches if out for picnic)
Evening - often some sort of casserole thing with pasta or rice, I do a couple to take with us in airtight boxes so can just chuck in a pan and reheat. Barbecue stuff also good fun for evening.
That any use?grin

OneHundredPercentFucked Tue 02-Aug-11 22:49:25

I had been thinking of cooking something things to take down.

Hot dogs and chilli anyone? grin

MrsShrekTheThird Wed 03-Aug-11 00:45:57

don't knock it - my lot love hot dogs hmm

OneHundredPercentFucked Wed 03-Aug-11 01:35:50

As do mine. I cannot eat them after watching that Gillian McKeith though.

Al0uise, I have been racking my brains as to where I have seen your name before, just figured, you are following me on twitter!

OneHundredPercentFucked Wed 03-Aug-11 11:57:31

Right, here is my list so far....

Tent! bought but not collected yet
folding chairs x4
Folding table
tethers and stake (for dogs)
kettle, mug, teabags check
pillows check
duvet and towels for dogs check
bats and balls, games etc
bucket and spades
waterproofs (kids) ordered
cooler bags
flask check

Ineedalife Wed 03-Aug-11 14:50:57

I am also mad, taking 2 teens and an 8 yr old on my own next week.The teens can be brilliant or horrible depending on how the mood takes them.
I would take
Some indoor games/colouring/Ds's for if its wet.
Some of those identity bracelets in case your littlest wanders off while you are opening the gin putting the tent
Strong carrier bags to put your clothes in while you shower.
Hot water bottles.

OneHundredPercentFucked Wed 03-Aug-11 19:26:34

They won't be going at this rate and I may piss off go on my own!

Northernlurker Wed 03-Aug-11 19:36:56

You only need three chairs - for you and 2 dc right?
washing up bowl
duvet/sleeping bags for you and dcs
insect bite/sting relief

OneHundredPercentFucked Wed 03-Aug-11 22:06:30

My dad is thinking about coming if he can get time off work, which, if he can, will be a huge help!

MrsShrekTheThird Thu 04-Aug-11 00:21:52

Essential Advice (second on the list after pack alcohol)
Put tent up in garden / if no garden then park or friends garden, anywhere
make sure it has all its bits
NB guyropes are not merely for decoration they are for falling over in the night

OneHundredPercentFucked Thu 04-Aug-11 11:55:48

I tried putting the incomplete one up with my day in the garden (before I knew it was incomplete!) and could of stabbed him with the poles.

Think I shall put the new one up on my own!!

countrybump Thu 04-Aug-11 12:00:36

A portable toilet. I've thought about taking my DC camping alone (they are 4 & 1), and decided I'll definitely leave the dog at home!

The only thing that worried me was having to leave the children sleeping in the tent while I went out to the loo! So, a portable loo has been bought so I won't have to leave them, and also helps if the four year old needs a middle of the night trip to the loo too!

countrybump Thu 04-Aug-11 12:03:33

Oh, and a head torch - for when you need to have light and both hands free in the middle of the night!

OneHundredPercentFucked Thu 04-Aug-11 17:41:16

They sell disposable bbq's in poundshop! or poundland whatever it is called.

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