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Can you give me a list of essential camping equpiment

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SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 10:14:07

We are camping for the first time but on a small budget, what items will we need?

Sleeping bags.
Foam roll mats
Dustpan and brush
Camping chairs
Maybe one of those folding picnic tables with the seats atatched.

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 10:50:36

What sort of stove should we get? Is there one style which is better than another?

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 10:51:49

Sleeping Bags
Air beds
Extra blankets (you won't believe how cold it gets even in summer)
Water carrier
Wash bowl (if not to wash up at the tent then to carry stuff to the wash room)
Camping chairs

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 10:52:33

How many of you are going?

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 10:54:57

At the mo we've got 2 of these but we are looking to get more of a family stove for this year.

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 10:56:19

DH and I and 15 month old dd

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 11:02:40

The one i linked to before runs off these or if you want to buy a big gas bottle there are ones like this one

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 11:08:22

I think we only need a little one to start with, what sort of things could we cook on the little one you linked to Phoenix

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 11:15:49

We're not the greatest camping cookers and you'll be limited more with just one.

If you search through the camping topic you'll find some threads about cooking.

We do fry-ups, tinned food (beans, spag, soup), rice. We did a chicken stir fry once.

You could take home made meals and re-warm them (spag bol, chilli etc.)

Mercy Sat 21-Feb-09 11:24:45

I've got a long list if you really want to see it!

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 11:30:52

Mercy I would love to see that list!

I will do a search phoenix, good idea about reheating home made meals, thanks smile

ShambolicBaby Sat 21-Feb-09 11:31:26

By sallystrawberry on Sat 18-Aug-07 18:41:11
an easier q to answer would be

what don't I take?

wheres the MN camping list?

well heres mine off the top of my head

clothes for 4 people for all weathers
3 x sleeping bags
4 x blankets
4 x chairs
folding table and chairs
single burner and gas
double burner and gas
either kitchen stand or
2 x small stacking shelves
1 x battery lantern
1 gas lantern + gas
1 rechargeable lantern
mag light torch
1 x double airbed
2 x single airbeds
4 x towels
toiletry bag(s)
medicine bag + dh's meds
spare ground sheet
plug in cool box
cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons
proper mugs
tea, coffee,
enough food for first day, sometimes more, depending on how long we are camping and budget
washing up bowl and brush
washing up liquid
alcohol gel for hands
tea towel
kitchen roll
baby wipes
resealable plastic sandwich bags
spare battreys
big bottle of frozen water (defrosts slowly in the car so we can have cold drinks after putting up the tent in hot hot sun (ss prays for sunshine)

Im sure theres more

ShambolicBaby Sat 21-Feb-09 11:32:04

from this thread

ShambolicBaby Sat 21-Feb-09 11:33:13

this was a great camping thread

Mercy Sat 21-Feb-09 11:41:05

My list is very similar to the one you posted SB - but I'll post mine anyway!

EHU adaptor
Sleeping bags
Air beds
Chairs & footstools
Torches (& batteries)
Cooker & gas
Barbecue & coal
Freezer packs
Cool box
Picnic blanket
Bowls & plates
Phone (top up)
Teatowels & washing up stuff
Pots/frying pans, colander
Cooking utensils (tin opener, knives, wooden spoons, spatula, peeler, masher, pepper grinder)
Flask/water bottles
Chopping board
Sandwich/storage boxes, bags, clingfilm
Toilet roll, wipes, nappies
Bin bags
Dustpan & brush
Cheque book

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 12:04:12

Wow what comprehensive lists grin

Thanks smile

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 12:09:50

I've just done a bit of googling and to be buy a two burner would be about £35 and then £35 for the gas I think.

I could buy 2 one buners as phoneix linked to above for £20 and 4 gas cans for £10 and this works out cheaper so would it be a better idea?

ShambolicBaby Sat 21-Feb-09 12:14:34

how long are you going for?

can you have something cold for breakfast, sandwich or lunch out and take a throw away bbq for dinner for £2

FabioTheScaredyCat Sat 21-Feb-09 12:17:45

I recommend you take your credit card.
Then you can book into the nearest hotel.


SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 12:17:55

A week shambolicbaby

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 12:18:12

Oh yeah forgot about disposable BBQ's. They will help alot with cooking.

Phoenix Sat 21-Feb-09 12:19:35

lol I was trying to remember how we cooked bacon, sausage, egg and beans on 2 burners. Doh!!! BBQ

SweetCheeksLovesSweetTalk Sat 21-Feb-09 12:21:44

I reckon we be ok with a BBQ and a one burner, how long do the cans of gas last?

mascarpone Sat 21-Feb-09 12:30:53

matches (in a tin to stop them getting wet!)

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