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Favourite bit of camping kit - essential or non-essential

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HiccupHaddockHorrendous Sun 31-Jan-16 16:04:13

What is/are yours?

I love my IceyTek (partly because it doubles as a seat/table!!) and will have to continue running a big car so I can fit my futon mattresses in for me and ds.

I really need to sort out water heating/cooking equipment. I've tried a couple but nothing seems to work particularly well for me. Any recommendations?

BloodyBloods Sun 31-Jan-16 20:22:21

Alpkit Dozers. I have some other SIMs which are just as thick and comfy but when it comes to rolling them up and getting them back into the bag the Dozers win hands down.

Unescorted Sun 31-Jan-16 20:26:39

Frontier Stove & Soul Pad Tipi.... wood burner in a tent. I will be warm & fed for ever more grin

Blu Mon 01-Feb-16 07:10:26

Icey Tek, Campfire Grill, pie iron.

I would love a frontier stove , and a canvas tent. But am restricted to a small car.

hillbilly Mon 01-Feb-16 13:28:57

Campfire grill and Vango SIM.

badger21 Mon 01-Feb-16 16:35:04

Helinox chair, exped dowmat, Msr flex4 pans/plates/cups, titanium spork. All essential!

JustWantMyMoneyBack Mon 01-Feb-16 16:42:51

My favourite is my bell tent, though I'm rubbish at putting it up and last time we went camping it leaked. Ugh!

I love my bed setup - I use foam mats under my 10 cm SIM and then a memory foam mattress topper on top. It is more comfortable than my bed at home. (almost)

Callmecordelia Tue 02-Feb-16 14:12:52

I love my bed setup too. I have a comfy airbed, proper sheets, a duvet, and a fleece blanket on top.

I also love the tablecloth I made, which fits over the camping table exactly and has ties at the corners to stop it being blown away. It may match the blankets and bunting. blush

hz Tue 02-Feb-16 21:41:15

Campfire grill and hammock (made from super strong but thin material packs away into a tiny packet).

Bodeccia Tue 02-Feb-16 22:05:17

Iceytek, our sims, we have a lamp which gives out a lovely yellow light at night (not a blue one, although it is less efficient).

But my favourite thing is our folky enamel cups. I swear wine tastes better out of them smile

Love my moon chair too.

Milliways Wed 03-Feb-16 08:29:23

Love our Lotus Grill, being able to BBQ anywhere within 10m of lighting is great.

Callmecordelia Wed 03-Feb-16 14:25:49

I want to change mine! My Hi Gear Vegas XL chairs. Comfiest chairs ever.

PeterRabbitisathief Thu 04-Feb-16 19:41:29

Jetboil and aeropress. Very decent cup of coffee in less than 5 minutes.

hazeyjane Thu 04-Feb-16 19:43:46


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CauliflowerBalti Thu 04-Feb-16 19:45:18

Solar powered fairy lights.

FishOn Thu 04-Feb-16 19:46:54

my caravan grin

lavendersun Thu 04-Feb-16 19:50:42

Ours is definitely a heatpal , we use it to warm up our tent and cook inside at the same time.

babybat Fri 05-Feb-16 19:16:42

Ortleib coffee filter - makes a good cup of coffee, takes up virtually no space, easy to use.

Small kitchen knife - a Kuhn Rikon Colori. Campfire cooking's easier if you have decent knives!

Eyemask and earplugs.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 07-Feb-16 13:06:24

my bed - double hight, self inflating bit of heaven

and our bog in a bag!

also my tent - 10 man tunnel that I can put up by myself - and I'm 5ft 1" !

Funinthesun15 Sun 07-Feb-16 13:11:23

Campbell. Can't believe what a difference it has made

Funinthesun15 Sun 07-Feb-16 13:12:34

*Campbed not sure who Campbell is or whether they are useful for camping or not blush

LumelaMme Sun 07-Feb-16 13:16:32

The huge semi-transparent clip-top plastic box. When we're at home, it sits in the shed chock full of camping pans, plates, mugs, the flask, etc etc etc.
When we're camping, it doubles as a handy extra seat, an extra prep surface - and is somewhere dry and (so far) animal proof in which to store opened packets of biscuits and pasta, veg, the matches etc.

The pump for the air mattress which plugs into the fag lighter in the car.

My earplugs.

usual Sun 07-Feb-16 13:22:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blu Sun 07-Feb-16 23:13:38

Stainless steel insulated cafitiere
Butchers hooks (for hanging over shower doors when there are not enough hooks, put your stuff in a plastic bag and hang from butchers hook, for hanging stuff from a rope sling between trees, etc.
Baby wipes. Wiping the table, grease from stove , hands during food prep, spilt stuff from tent floor, quick in-tent freshen up, everything .

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