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First time camping

calais24/7

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I'm looking at going camping for 4 nights in ulladulla at the end of january. Basically im going with my girlfriend and iv'e never even gone camping before, let alone put up a tent. I'm just after advice on what to take, i don't want top of the range gear. Also we won't be cooking or eating there just basically sleeping on a powered sight in a holiday park. Also after tips and what sorts of things to take aswell. Any help appreciated
 

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check that all items for tent are in the bag. dont want to get allthe way there to find. damn no pegs.
at home blow up the inflatable matress if your sleeping on one. nothing worse then blowing it up one night. then waking up the next morning flat on the ground below.

pack a first aid kit, and mozi repelant (youll want this).
a lantern (battery powered) or torches. for just incase. even if its a little pocket one.

all i can really think of for now. seeing you wont need all the cooking gear.
 

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Also we won't be cooking or eating there just basically sleeping on a powered sight in a holiday park.
can't call that camping
if you're only sleeping there then take a tent,tent poles,pegs,ropes and a hammer to knock the pegs in
air mattress,sleeping bag and pillows
torches and an esky for drinks and camping chairs
 

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Have a practice run at putting up your tent at home so you dont look like an idiot when you get to the camping ground. You want a swag or air mattress and sleeping bag, esky for drinks,fold up chair,Instead of a torch use a led headlamp so you have both hands free to put your tent up in the dark if it blows down. You will need a towel,soap and toilet paper, insect repellant, spare clothes and some food just incase you cant buy any there.
 
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Have a practice run at putting up your tent at home so you dont look like an idiot when you get to the camping ground. You want a swag or air mattress and sleeping bag, esky for drinks,fold up chair,Instead of a torch use a led headlamp so you have both hands free to put your tent up in the dark if it blows down. You will need a towel,soap and toilet paper, insect repellant, spare clothes and some food just incase you cant buy any there.
Thanks for the reply's and yes i know it's not really camping. I'm going to make sure i can get the tent up properly before i leave so i don't look like a dick, insect repellant was also on my list. Is it worth getting one of those bug lantern things or something similar like that?
 

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separate eskys for meat and drinks... learn this one the hard way.

DONT FORGET THE BEER!
 

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This is exactly why I dislike camping and camping grounds. Having to deal with other people's pubic hair in a shower - beyond gross.
:eek: thats wrong. I think i might just take a hose and hose myself down with that instead
 

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Pillow. For some reason that always nearly gets forgotten by me.
 
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