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LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 08:03:11

We're going camping at the weekend I need to pack, I've never taken my dd's camping before, I'm worried I will forget essential items. Please help?

So far we've got
2 double lilo's
4 sleeping bags
1 ring cooker
kettle
frying pan
plates/ cutlery/ cups
washing up liq
washing powder
a storage thing for food
a table
chairs
6 man tent
floor sheet
wind up torch and a mag light and a lantern
2 cool boxes ice packs and picnic cool bag plus small cool bag

What else? What clothing should we take what with the weather being a pita?

Thanks very much x

LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 08:03:45

Meal ideas would also be appreciated.

LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 08:11:17

Also a bit worried about dd2 being able to get out of the tent in the middle of the night, I think we need to buy a padlock to keep her in and other people out during the day?

LazyLinePainterJane Thu 31-Jul-08 08:15:42

I always forget

Washing up liquid
teatowel
dishcloth
bowls as well as plates

dont you forget toilet roll!

LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 12:59:11

Thanks LPJ

Any more?

justjules Thu 31-Jul-08 13:01:50

wine (lots of) grin

hanaflower Thu 31-Jul-08 13:08:06

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LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 13:15:23

Thanks will add all that to my list, how do i stop dd2 (aged almost 3) from escaping after I've gone to sleep?

hanaflower Thu 31-Jul-08 14:02:27

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LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 14:16:05

I'm a really deep sleeper but dp is a light one so he should hear her. The tent has 2 bedroom compartments, wasn't planning on sleeping with dd's.

hercules1 Thu 31-Jul-08 14:36:02

Dont forget a picnic rug to put under your air beds. A must at night time. ALso a dust pan and brush for the tent.

RedHead81 Thu 31-Jul-08 14:44:38

I've never had a problem with leaving the tent in the day - campers tend to respect other campers, plus - they don't know if you are in there or not.

is the tent quite high? can you do the zip up to the top so your DD can't reach it? we have a 6man tent, (3 + 3) but we all sleep in one compartment - me, DH, DS1 (age 3) and DS2 (now 12wks) how old is DC1? can they sleep next to the zip?

LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 14:49:44

dd1 is 9 so can sleep the side nearest to the door, good idea.

Good idea about something to go under the air beds too.

Tent is new so no idea where the zip goes from or to.

LazyLinePainterJane Thu 31-Jul-08 17:58:00

god yes a dustpan and brush! Once we stayed on this site with sandy gravelly pitches and we didn't have one!

Surfette Thu 31-Jul-08 18:45:06

I would say head torches. They make doing anything in the dark, including late night loo visits, so much easier because you have both hands free and the light is always aimed where you are looking.

SorenLorensen Thu 31-Jul-08 18:48:04

I'm very predictable on these threads...bucket with a lid for night-time wees (cheap Mothercare nappy bucket will do). For the kids, obviously - I would never wee in a bucket at night to avoid a walk across a damp field in the dark, no sir-ee, not me.

LoveMyGirls Thu 31-Jul-08 22:53:15

Right I've packed everything except food and clothes.

Have included
washing up bowl (with liquid, tea towels, dishcloth, sponges)
dust pan
a thing with pegs attached plus normal pegs)
Playdough and crayons and paper, quiz books, pushchair)
potty
wipes nappies and medicines
cookery stuff
re-sealable bags, bin bags
wind up torches, mag light
rain coats
tent and sleeping stuff
table
shelves (fold up ones)

need to remember fold up chairs
travel bbq

what else is essential?

whenyouarethemoon Fri 01-Aug-08 00:00:41

Depends what you're cooking but I also always pack -
a small sharp knife
a small roasting tin to keep cooked food hot whilst I'm cooking/dishing other stuff up (never enough room otherwise)
tin foil
china mug as I hate a cup of tea out of a plastic picnic beaker
to eat-pasta with everything

hanaflower Fri 01-Aug-08 10:40:26

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LoveMyGirls Fri 01-Aug-08 12:44:51

Yep packed the mallet grin just waiting for dd2 to go to sleep then I'll get on with packing our clothes then my sister is picking dd2 up while i go food shopping (got to get stuff for dd1's birthday party tomorrow and dry/ tinned stuff/ pop beer etc for the holiday plus pick up meat from butchers and travel bbq from argos it's going to be a fly by asfternoon, need to do it all by 5.30pm when dd's will come home (dd1 has no idea we're going on holiday after her party she thinks we're going on tuesday!)

Whizzz Fri 01-Aug-08 12:49:45

extra blanket as its always chillier than you think
water container
corkscrew/bottle opener/tinopener

LoveMyGirls Fri 01-Aug-08 13:11:09

I'm going to take 2 extra fleece blankets for dd's plus their sleeping bags plus a smaller blanket so dd2 can nap in the pushchair, must remember dummy!

LoveMyGirls Fri 01-Aug-08 13:33:21

I'm struggling to motivate myself to move..........help!

SpringfieldMum Fri 01-Aug-08 23:18:48

Corkscrew defo top of the list
presume knives/forks/spoons in with cookery stuff?
matches for bbq?

looneytune Fri 08-Aug-08 13:08:24

Just adding this to the list of threads I'm on as very useful - lots there I wouldn't have thought of so thanks for starting this LMGs. I wondered if you'd gone as haven't seen you on msn and remembered you mentioned camping at some point - hope you're having a great time, we're off a week on Monday and can't wait (although I'm a little worried how baby will be, just hope he calms down with the screaming!)

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