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hotbot Tue 25-Jun-13 21:47:41

We have anew tent this year, and ds will be 3 and going on his first proper camp trip , only weekends before now.
I have bought, an inflatable sofa, and twinkly solar powered fairy lights. I won't be laughed off the campsite will I. Bc we were fairly hard and didn't bother with such fripperies.

Blu Tue 25-Jun-13 22:02:03

I would laugh at an inflatable sofa grin

But don't let that stop you.

Won't it blow away? Or does it fit in the tent?

hotbot Tue 25-Jun-13 22:04:06

Nah, it's to go in out lovely living room, tis flock covered, so you don't slide off it <excited and smug>


hotbot Tue 25-Jun-13 22:05:21

We also... Have........
Tent carpet...............

mckenzie Tue 25-Jun-13 22:07:08

I am in awe of your carpet and sofa and lights.

Enjoy and sod what anybody else thinks.

cece Tue 25-Jun-13 22:09:11

My DC have been eyeing up the inflatable sofas/tv Chairs. The lack of TV doesn't seem to have put them off having a the sofa. LOL

Ledkr Tue 25-Jun-13 22:09:46

I have a carpet in my awning too and fairy lights.
We camp in France and I even hire a fridge upon which I place my kettle toaster and tea coffee and sugar canisters.
I unplug the fridge to use my straighteners grin
Nothing wrong with being nice and comfy.

xmarksaspot Tue 25-Jun-13 22:16:16

we too have awning carpet wink

fridayfreedom Tue 25-Jun-13 22:25:34

We bought a second hand tent, the seller offered us a carpet as well...,. Sorry Scouty family .... We don't do carpets!!

usualsuspect Tue 25-Jun-13 22:28:48

As many comforts as possible I say.

I can't wait to use my new tent carpet.

TheOldestCat Tue 25-Jun-13 22:30:11

Love the idea of tent carpet! Will you have a tent hoover? grin

stubbornstains Tue 25-Jun-13 22:33:33

Boot the size of Uzbekistan?

hotbot Tue 25-Jun-13 22:36:58

Well, am thinking I may need to leave dh behind...... Yes carpet will be luxury , came free with tent. Now where would I fit the Hoover. Now need bucket for shoes in porch ...ahem.... Already have purchased pop up,laundry basket from pound land, and string with pegs on.

Help me someone before its too late to recover my hardiness....

fridayfreedom Tue 25-Jun-13 23:28:34

Just remember all this stuff has to fit in the car!

usualsuspect Tue 25-Jun-13 23:29:53

Get a roof box if it doesn't all fit in the car.

memphis83 Wed 26-Jun-13 09:09:20

We went camping last month and a family in a tent had tent carpet in all the rooms and also had their Dyson hoover that she used daily to clean them!

GobbySadcase Wed 26-Jun-13 09:20:33

I've got a tent carpet for this year. Sod being cold underfoot.

Testing it 4 weeks today in France grin

MummyPigsFatTummy Wed 26-Jun-13 10:04:36

Surely with tent carpet you can just pick it up and shake it outside the tent if it gets covered in bits? Why would you need a hoover confused? Mind you, I would pay good money for a ring-side seat to watch a woman hoover her tent grin

ArtemisKelda Wed 26-Jun-13 10:18:51

I have an inflatable sofa to go in the caravan awning. It's ace and also becomes a bed.

We also have a ewbank (sp?) to clean the carpet, I find it really useful and can see it also working in a big tent.

professorpoopsnagle Wed 26-Jun-13 10:58:12

At our last camp site a pitch hoovered their tent carpet as part of their striking process. I did find it childishly funny (but hey it's their holiday!)

I am not allowed to buy a tent carpet, we have picnic rugs which are by all accounts are tent carpet but make DH feel much better. They are big but don't fill the whole of the living area- just where we 'sit' if we sit inside and I agree they do make a nice difference.

I don't find anything inflatable comfortable so am a bit hmm with sofas and would laugh. But you would be welcome to laugh back at my door mat, or rotary washing line, or anything else you like!

hotbot Wed 26-Jun-13 17:58:58

Ok.. Am now reaching a new level, Hoover and rotary washing line <envy>

hotbot Wed 26-Jun-13 17:59:51

Mummy pigs, who says it needs to be a woman to Hoover!!! grin

stubbornstains Wed 26-Jun-13 20:29:39

Mind you, I have been known to take all my sheepskin rugs to render my festival tent suitably cosy...

(No DH, that's my top packing tip wink)

MummyPigsFatTummy Wed 26-Jun-13 23:15:32

Good point hotbot - no reason at all grin. Can't imagine too many men packing a hoover for camping though. I have to sneak the rugs and cushions in when DH is not looking - I can just imagine the reaction a hoover would get.

PeasandCucumbers Thu 27-Jun-13 07:06:45

We went camping in half term with friends who took a hand held dyson to hoover the tent out before packing away. I thought it was a genius idea and a damn site easier than the dustpan and brush I always use!!

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