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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.

Bramblesinforrin Sat 29-Jun-13 08:19:42

I have a collapsible washing up bowl, collapsible bucket and collapsible large food prep bowls. smile

hotbot Sat 29-Jun-13 08:14:22

Ok, I have now purchased a collapsible washing up bowl ,but it is purple and pretty.

DameFanny Fri 28-Jun-13 20:49:52

I deliberately went hunting for flat pack vases after my sister sneered at another camper's vase of flowers, and I now keep one permanently in my essentials box with the bin liners, wipes and long matches. [ponce]

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 28-Jun-13 20:44:38

Oh nono don't give up, we are telling you that you shant be laughed off camp!

hotbot Fri 28-Jun-13 19:52:20

Ok, I give up , I am a mere beginner in this glamping malarkey.....

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 28-Jun-13 19:44:10

Cheese our old childhood tent, a seventies frame with orange and brown swirly curtains had w hanging rail. V civilised.

Op I have battery fairy lights, chinese lantern type battery lights, miles of jolly bunting, a cutlery drawer separator for camping use only, a table perfect for card playing, wind up lamp, oh loads. Unfort am nursing a broken knee, no camping for me this year, booo.

cheeseandchive Fri 28-Jun-13 19:34:13

My mum is the Queen of domesticated camping - everyone she goes camping with flocks to her tent.

She has carpet and, I kid you not, actual hanging rails built in to her tent.

Blu Fri 28-Jun-13 17:49:51

I bought a £1 dustpan and brush in IKEA yesterday to de-crumb our tent.

That counts as sheer luxury in terms of domesticating our camping, I can tell you!

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!!

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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....

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

Boot the size of Uzbekistan?

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

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

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.

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!!

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