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    Default Kit for camping events?

    Aside from a tent and a crate of beer what's the minimum that this family of 8 cachers needs for a weekend or more of camping? We had such fun at Piratemania last year that we have decided to equip ourselves properly as we stayed in a bunkhouse there. Mr CHC thinks we need nothing but sleeping bags, a toasting fork and a torch but I think we must surely need more!

    Thanks, Ness.

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    Spare batteries for your GPS

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    I'd take the following (in random order):

    The tent & all bits and pieces, e.g. tent pegs, mallet, etc.
    The sleeping bags
    Pillows if required
    The beer
    Something to use as a groundsheet if the tent doesn't have one
    A camping stove
    Pots and/or pans etc. as appropriate
    A paraffin lamp
    Paraffin and matches or lighter
    A powerful flash lamp
    A torch
    Some fold-up chairs
    Things to drink from, eat with, etc.
    Can/tin/bottle opener
    Water container(s)
    First aid kit
    Waterproof clothing and footwear
    Several changes of clothes for when you get soaked
    If you've got little ones, things to amuse them when it rains
    Whisky
    And all the obvious, like gps, camera, pda etc.

    And all the things I've forgotten...!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Electric hook up lead
    Kettle
    Lights
    Heater
    Toaster

    oh

    & hair straighteners if teenage daughter is coming

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    More Beer

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    Hot tub for post cache partying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose39uk View Post
    Hot tub for post cache partying
    I wanted the yurt with the hot tub but they told me No! So, who has got it?

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    Not me

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    Don't forget the essentials hmy:

    Electric hook-up lead
    Kettle
    Heater
    Toaster
    Lights
    Lap-Top PC with GSAK & Memory Map preferably with 3G connection for those FTFs
    oh & Hair Dryer & Straighteners if taking teenage daughter

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    Don't forget the essentials hmy:

    Electric hook-up lead
    Kettle
    Heater
    Toaster
    Lights
    Lap-Top PC with GSAK & Memory Map preferably with 3G connection for those FTFs
    oh & Hair Dryer & Straighteners if taking teenage daughter

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    Don't try and be adventurous with food either...

    Hot dogs are great camping food, as are bacon butties! One of my favourites is to take a frozen dinner in the fridge I'd already cooked at home and have it after the 1st full day there - so - keeps the fridge ultra cold, plus a great hearty meal after caching!

    (oh - and frozen dinner does NOT mean a crappy shop bought one, I mean somethng like a chilli or a spag bol, curry or sweet and sour etc)

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    How long are you camping for? some of the things on Bill's list like the paraffin lamp may not be essential, especially if you're likely to be sitting round someone else's tent drinking after dark then do both sets of campers need to bring duplicate stuff?
    Food-wise - fried stuff is tasty, but a devil to wash up after.

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    Vick Vapour Rub to keep the midges away. It works

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