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ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jul-13 23:16:06

Have put up tent and all is ok

sleeping bags
folding table chair thing
gas cooking burner electric cooking burners
electric hook up with both neg and pos and tester
chopping boards
washing up liquid
dish cloth
tea towels
washing up bowl
pots and pans
ice blocks
crockery &cutlery
sharp knife
hot chocolate


dad will lend light, washing line, yellow high vis jackets and I need a tin opener

wine is now screw top so no cork screw needed


first aid kit
sun cream
insect repellent

assortment of spare bulbs in car

tools inner tubes

What else do I need

we are heading south ferry booked grin

any suggestions for car break down? I am with the AA are they any good for france?

zumo Tue 02-Jul-13 06:16:36

Bike pump, cool box, matches, tin opener? duct tape and cable ties to repair stuff, credit card for emergency use.
Cheap head torch pound land ones are ideal for the kids.
Address of site you are going to written down incase you get lost
Have fun

Castlecellar Tue 02-Jul-13 06:19:06

That sounds like you have what you need! Don't forget the wine glasses, and you will be fine smile enjoy!

Picturepuncture Tue 02-Jul-13 06:26:08

Torches, clothes, toys and cake?

Kahlua4me Tue 02-Jul-13 06:36:44

Pack of cards

Check with the AA that you are covered for Europe. Probably are but best to have peace of mind.

EHIC cards for all in party. We are going to France at the start if the school holiday and I checked ours last Friday. Only to find out that dd's one was out of date! Hers ran out 3 years before everyone else's although I did get them all at the same time.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 02-Jul-13 06:37:27

kitchen roll, wet wipes, toilet paper

Suttonmum1 Tue 02-Jul-13 06:42:11

String (we often hang up the kitchen roll)
Not sure where you're going but a few bag for life type bags are useful to store stuff and needed for shopping in France. Also normal plastic bags for rubbish.

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 08:27:06

Address of site you are going to written down incase you get lost

I haven't booked any campsites, never have in the past then we are free to go where we want and head further south if it rains! grin Heading inland and looking for municipal sites on the whole and have a new book at the ready.

Have torch packed and bike pump and EHIC cards are with driving licence and passports. Cool box packed and cable ties in boot of car already and have supermarket bags ready for rubbish.

It is only a two man tent, so not sure I can hang up kitchen roll

playing card
loo roll
tin opener

will check with AA what the score is.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 02-Jul-13 08:29:57

I would pop a corkscrew in just in case you need to buy in extra wine supplies wink

Lurkymclurker Tue 02-Jul-13 08:37:00

Rubbish bags (skim read so apologies if they are on there)

Dustpan and brush

Lurkymclurker Tue 02-Jul-13 08:37:36

Sorry just saw your last post! Will go back to baby jake lol

Blu Tue 02-Jul-13 08:39:33

In addition to breakdown cover, have you extended your car insurance to France?

Bucket with lid
Torches / reading lamps one of these!

I always take a butchers hook in my toilet bag. And plastic carrier bags. Then when there are not enough hooks in the shower, or the hooks are right ion line with the spray, you put your butchers hook over the door and put alll your stuff in a carrier bag.

Flip flops / crocs for slipping on and off as you go in and out of tent?

Tick remover

French-English dictionary or phrase book.

Chargers for phone - car plug in one.

They do have shops in France, so you cna't really coem to grief if you forget anything.

Sounds fun!

ShoeWhore Tue 02-Jul-13 10:16:17

YY flip flops and plastic bags for clothes essential for the shower. Ditto dustpan and brush, cool box, lantern and/or torches.

Small barbecue? mallet for pegs? Towels. Something to carry water in.

justforachange Tue 02-Jul-13 10:20:39

Do you really need to extend your car insurance for France? Whoa, I had no idea! Love the butchers hook idea grin

PeppermintCreamsSaga Tue 02-Jul-13 12:40:03

Kitchen utensils?

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 16:00:53

Showering - we take a towelling robe each and flip flops - go to shower naked in robe with one toilet bag with strap - put robe and bag on one hook and shower - then get back in robe and clean teeth - then back to tent by which time I am dry and I get dressed in tent in the dry. Put robe out to dry in sun smile

Lovecat Tue 02-Jul-13 17:13:32

I think you need a fire extinguisher in your car for France. The bloke in Halfords said I did last year, anyway... smile

ivykaty44 Tue 02-Jul-13 21:30:49

lovecat no you don't have to have a fire extinguisher or first aid kit - but you should carry one in all of the EU as part of the good samaritan

Blu Wed 03-Jul-13 00:26:57

Yes, you need to make sure your insurance covers you to drive in France!

Some policies have an autmatic allowance for a certain number of days in Europe - but you need to check - otherwise you could be driving uninsured!

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