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Ineedmorepatience Sat 09-Feb-13 18:00:24

We have 3 picnic blankets that cover the floor of our big tent and we just use 2 in the small tent, it is more flexible than a carpet and can easily be taken outside for a shake.

Other cheap suggestions are Ikea bags for storage, folding crates for carrying washing up to the sinks, draw string bags for shower kit and to keep your clothes dry while in the shower and for going to the beach.

Microfibre towels are not that cheap but well worth the cost for the space saving and fast drying.

UFO lamps with lots of LED's unless you are going electric

We do fairly hardcore camping too and lighting is my biggest bugbear. We have recently started o have a hook up sometimes so that we can charge the kids gadgets and have a decent light. No TV or heaters thoughgrin

troutsprout Fri 08-Feb-13 13:42:21

Pmsl @ underlay!
<< imagines perplexed hoovering her tent>>

perplexedpirate Fri 08-Feb-13 09:29:06

I've even got underlay! Fancy.
This has made me want to go camping. smile

holmessweetholmes Fri 08-Feb-13 07:57:25

Ooh that all sounds good, Trout! I hadn't thought of Ebay for the carpet - might have a look!

troutsprout Thu 07-Feb-13 12:53:47


troutsprout Thu 07-Feb-13 12:51:53

Nice rug? Or couple of picnic rugs sewn together?
Or... You could look on eBay . Find out the dimensions of your living area and see if there is a footprint carpet for a same size tent on there. Sometimes you can get old designs ( ie for a previous seasons model) cheaply.
Solar fairy lights?... Excellent for finding your way back to tent in the dark
Pretty tea light lantern ?
...I could go on but ill reign it in grin

holmessweetholmes Thu 07-Feb-13 09:26:29

Or maybe just a nice rug?

perplexedpirate Thu 07-Feb-13 08:34:09

Does it have to be bought for purpose, or have I just found a use for the offcuts in the garage??

holmessweetholmes Thu 07-Feb-13 08:00:36

No we haven't got a carpet. I guess they are probably a bit pricey, but I do quite fancy one! Thanks for the suggestion.

Kahlua4me Tue 29-Jan-13 17:09:55

Have you got a carpet in the day area? It has made so much difference to our tent and would recommend. Feels very luxurious.

holmessweetholmes Mon 28-Jan-13 13:35:26

I'm a relatively recent convert to camping and have a big HiGear safari 6 tent, which I love, but it is in need of a certain je ne sais quoi.
We are camping in Pembrokeshire this summer for 2 weeks. What little, non-expensive touches can I sneak in to glam up my camping experience (dh is very back-to-basics so I won't get away with much!) Any ideas? <hopeful>

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