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In 6 hours i'm setting off to camp for the first time. 2 adults, 3 dc (inc a baby) - one small caravan, one small tent, no electric, no water, no loo. Come and look at what I'm taking and advise!

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MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 09:39:33

The caravan is MINUTE with a teeny weeny 2 ring stove and enough room to sleep me, baby and DD. DH and DS1 are going in the tent <snigger>

We will be up a massive hill in Scotland, nearest house 15 minutes drive away, nearest shop 25 minutes drive away (God help us)

So tea tonight will be picnic made at home
Breakfast tomorrow is croissants and jam
Lunch tomorrow is BBQ then we will eat dinner on the way home at McDonalds a small local restaurant.

I've assembled:-

elec pump
sleeping bags (inc baby sleeping bag)
sheet (for caravan)
3 x big bottles of water
bottles of drinks
plates and cutlery
BBQ, coal etc
big bowl for washing in
2 packs of wipes(!)
bug repellent
citronella candles
suncream and a first aid box <clutches calpol>
change of clothes
2 towels
walking boots
loo roll
shovel (niiiice)
potty (for older DCs to use in a horrified manner)
big knife in case a werewolf comes in the night

I'm struggling a bit re food. Have got frozen burgers & sausages for BBQ, and bread, but could I bake potatoes in the camp fire? Shit! Matches! I need matches.

Any advice/recommendations?

MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 09:44:16

and gas bottle, lantern and torch!

MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 10:14:28

anyone? <small voice>

Poledra Fri 10-Jul-09 10:20:50

Was tootling on to say make sure you have the Calpol, but I see you've thought of that one.

Sorry, but not much use otherwise grin. Have a lovely time!

MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 10:27:35

Thanks Pol! Think that means I've thought of just about everything...?!

expatinscotland Fri 10-Jul-09 10:28:22

midgie spray. lots and lots of midgie spray.

Northernlurker Fri 10-Jul-09 10:31:31


Northernlurker Fri 10-Jul-09 10:32:39


chocolate muffins

chocolate buttons

some fruit?

sassy Fri 10-Jul-09 10:33:50

Spare batteries for torch, camera, ds etc
We always take nutri-grain bars and a variety pack of mini cereals - stuff that can be eaten dry with minimum effort.
And gin. Lots f gin.

MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 11:45:59

Yes have a BIG bottle of midge spray! And nappies all packed up. Just been out for more choc and will bake a batch of muffins in a mo!

supersalstrawberry Fri 10-Jul-09 14:49:27

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MamaG Fri 10-Jul-09 15:03:57

Thanks sal - will get it on the way. SEtting off in half an hour


Poledra Mon 13-Jul-09 20:16:39

How did it go, MamaG?? Had you forgotten anything? smile

MamaG Mon 13-Jul-09 22:27:18

hopefully this will answer your question poledra!!

Poledra Mon 13-Jul-09 23:24:33

Ah. Fecking bastard midgies. They are without doubt the most evil creatures in the world.

Sorry it all went so horribly wrong sad

oneopinionatedmother Mon 13-Jul-09 23:34:43

plastic bags/ bin bags.

for dirty clothes/ nappies/ whatever.

arm yourself with easy baby food -i just came back from hols, couldn't mash the food properly for DS and he kept on throwing it up on me. Oh well.

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