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What are your obscure but essential camping musts?

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TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Wed 08-Jan-14 19:36:03

I feel like some outsider inspiration. This is based on the fact that friends we went camping with last year had telescopic forks which were perfect for toasting marshmallows on. I didn't know I needed one but it's now a must have for this year's camping trips! (The camping toaster another friend brought is not on the list).

Blu Thu 09-Jan-14 08:01:24

A couple of butchers hooks.

For using on the top of doors when shower cubicles do not have enough hooks. Also handy to hang things from if you string a rope between trees,

'Grandpa's toasting fork' that turns any stick into a toasting fork.

SweepTheHalls Thu 09-Jan-14 08:02:29

Cricket stumps to keep Wellies on

hillbilly Thu 09-Jan-14 10:59:03

Pegs and butchers hooks come to mind. Vaseline and cotton wool for fire starting.

twattock Thu 09-Jan-14 17:17:56

Vaseline and cotton wool? how does that work? (mine would be a bit of wood and string to hang a lantern off a bell tent pole, and box that is fitted out as a camp kitchen)

hillbilly Thu 09-Jan-14 20:24:22

I learnt it at a forest school session that the kids went to at Forgewood last year. Take a cotton wool ball and unravel it, then stick a wodge of vaseline in the middle and roll it up again. Instant firelighter! Easy to light with a flint and it will burn for 5/6 mins while you put twigs on it and build the fire. For Father's day last year we made DH a special tin with all the firelighting bits in it.

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