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popping our camping advice, can someone check our kit please?

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hairymelons Sat 22-Aug-09 08:49:36

We've got nappies, wipes, a tent, 2 big and 1 little sleeping bags, food and we need owt else?
Also, does anyone know where we could get an all-in-one waterproof thingy for 14mo DS?
Finally, sleeping arrangments for DS are just a sleeping bag on our ground mat- is this ok? I'm a bit paranoid that it's unsafe because he rolls around a lot in his cot.

IwishIhadtimetoreadnewspapers Sat 22-Aug-09 11:29:10

What age is he?

What about some clothes, and stuff to wash with? Pushchair or carrier of some sort. Toys for ds?

Oh I could go on and on, but I am not a lightweight camper - we take an estate car and a trailer!

LilRedWG Sat 22-Aug-09 11:32:53

Oswald Bailey for all in one waterproofs.

Take plenty of nappy sacks or a nappy bucket.

Do you have a travel cot? If so, take it. Failing that the bed mat with layers of fleece blanket underneath and over.

Most of all - take wine and have fun.

LilRedWG Sat 22-Aug-09 11:35:31

Suit here. They also do fleece lined ones.

ChocolateGirl Sat 22-Aug-09 17:55:06

A found a chair was fab - a week of sitting on the floor and I'd have been in a very bad mood!

slayerette Sat 22-Aug-09 18:02:12

Yes, I'm not a lightweight camper either but would have thought a travel cot would be useful - the ground mat may not provide enough insulation to keep your DS warm.

And do you have cooking stuff? A stove and mugs to make tea/coffee (even if you intend to eat out) will be invaluable. A lantern of some kind. Trying to think of the basics since it sounds like you want to go minimalist! grin

serinBrightside Sat 22-Aug-09 18:26:33

Insect repellant and suncream.

serinBrightside Sat 22-Aug-09 18:27:01


OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 22-Aug-09 18:28:18

bottle of whiskey

hairymelons Sun 23-Aug-09 18:24:48

Thanks everyone! Our internet connection went down just after I posted so we had to work it out for ourselves. Our tent is far too small for a travel cot and DS hated the sleeping bag because he couldn't roll on to his tummy to sleep. In the end we put all the clothes we'd brought for him on and let him roll around the tent. He woke up every half hour or so a bit confused so everyone is knackered today but not bad for a first go.
The booze was already packed of course but next time we'll get a bigger tent and take the travel cot! And a cool box, and a stove, and a torch......

belgo Sun 23-Aug-09 18:32:59

Having camped for the first time last night in seven years ... I would say: first aid kit! we certainly needed it last night. Also torches.

belgo Sun 23-Aug-09 18:33:53

oh I see we were both camping for the first time last night, and we both forgot torchessmile

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