Camping checklists and advice

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby fluffkitten » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Think they said they were discouraging any bags but if you want to take one in expect it to be checked.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby JPMC » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:35 pm

Ah fair enough. Well, I have no problem with it being checked. All good so.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby JPMC » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Oh and don't forget - M6 toll roads are £5.50 each time. I think they take contactless, but I just have the coins in my car ready to throw at them.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby VizardAmata » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:24 pm

There is a way to avoid it, IIRC.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:04 pm

I did some shopping today. Got ductape, poncho, camping mat, wet wipes and a 3-in-1 cutlery thing. I've still got a few more things to buy, such as food and water, but there's plenty time left for that.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:55 am

Just bought a new tent peg mallet for the extortionate price of £1 from B&M. :lol:
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby fluffkitten » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:45 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Just bought a new tent peg mallet for the extortionate price of £1 from B&M. :lol:


Mine cost the same in Poundland. :D After this rain we mightn't need the mallets for pegs but...
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby bloodfiend » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:55 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:Just bought a new tent peg mallet for the extortionate price of £1 from B&M. :lol:


I just push the pegs in with my feet, I just saved £1.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Every time I try that the pegs bend. :(

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:18 pm

Exactly. Then you are spending much more that £1 for new pegs.



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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby VizardAmata » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:23 pm

Feet doesn't work at BOA, it always ends up with a hurt foot or a bent peg. Sometimes both.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Bizza » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:40 pm

Can't see it being a problem this year with all this rain softening the ground up.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Ghost » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Do they usually have a clean toilet you can pay for? Seem to remember a compost toilet there once
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby i0th » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm

Had mixed success with the foot method at BOA, last year even a mallet didn't do the job so bought better pegs for this year.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Bizza » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:55 pm

Ghost wrote:Do they usually have a clean toilet you can pay for? Seem to remember a compost toilet there once


Yep, only once. Shame as it was great. Not sure why it never came back.
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