Camping General Thread

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by miicah, Jul 17, 2019.

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    miicah

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    If something only has one use I won't take it.

    Need to bash tent pegs in? Hammer? What else would I use a hammer for camping? Back of the axe? Done.
     
  2. mmBax

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    Quick list:

    Weber baby Q + 9kg gas bottle
    60L fridge.
    1.2m folding table
    5 camp chairs
    Portacot
    3x3m gazebo (straps to the roof so not really an issue)
    Small storage box full of camping goods, fire lighting + tp, cutlery, cookware, sunscreen etc
    20L water cube
    Popup shower tent thing – not taking this time
    Tent – which is a coleman instant up so its bloody massive but we got a deal second hand from some friends.
    Self inflating mattress x 2 for kids and adults.

    I think that covers most of the major items.

    Then you’ve got clothes, more water, more food, beer, things to look after the kids and keep them entertained. Pillows. Sleeping bags.
    We’ve got another table with bench seats for the kids to eat at but that’s only on bigger trips.
    And we’ve got a solar panel, bigger trips.
    And more water, again, bigger trips.
    Mrs is talking about buying a portable chemical toilet, I’m still strongly urging her to just dig a hole.
     
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    holy shit, when i go camping it all fits in the boot of the car with some bedding in the back seat. (2 people admittedly but holy crap family camping trips sound like they suck balls).
     
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    Yeah for just me I fill up the boot of my Polo. Not sure how I'd add in even the mrs, I'd have to start filling the rear seats. I know that the Jazz is fully loaded when we do me/mrs/dog.
     
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    GLAMPING! for the love of GAWD man!

    EDIT - go somewhere where they have it all set up for you and enjoy your time with the family.
     
  6. mmBax

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    Wouldn't go as far as to say glamping, but it's definitely getting up that way. Kids I tell you!

    When it was the wife and I we did nearly 4 weeks out of the back of a lancer with an esky and a 50 dollar kmart tent.

    Everything only really takes 30 minutes to set up. The gazebo doesn't always get taken along with us, but the last time we went to this place it was 38 with no breeze. Was a miserable time, but just need to try and make it somewhat tolerable for a 11 month old.

    I'd rather stay home then go where everyone else is!
     
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    Get a Jimmys Thunderbox and pop up ensuite. Dig hole, place thunderbox over it, all good.

    I used to do multiday walk in camps. If it didn't fit in the backpack, it didn't go. Several days of food, water you have to collect as you go. You can have a bit more luxury when car camping but I still focus on size and weight.
     
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    Not sure where you gunna go these days without a crowd already there these days, seems everyone gone troppo during lockdown.
     
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    off season, always off season.
     
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    is off season now and bookings to Morteon are crazy!
     
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    winter is off season IMHO
     
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    Winter is the best time to go Moreton or Frasier IMO, looking at end April to do Moreton.
     
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    doesnt make much difference atm, 3 or 4 times we went teewah last year week days were quiet but weekends were still like sardine cans.

    Covids basically people no choice but do it in the winter as well.

    Somewhat would say nothing worse than camping in the summer heat


    April/September good times
     
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    I've just finished fitting out a tradie trailer for camping - awnings, rooftop tent, 12v power distribution and LED lighting.

    Problem is, I've got 4 empty switches on the distribution board. What other devices should I wire in?
     
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    Water pump is the first thing that comes to mind.
     
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    air compressor?
    air bags for the trailer?:lol:

    main kill switch i assume you got one?
     
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    I'll probably just rip out the Anderson connector.
     
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    USB charge ports the more the merrier.
     
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    everyone needs one of the new Triton Subs - strap one to the roof rack...

    [​IMG]

    Can dive to the fricken Titanic wreck.... an awsome ability - even if i'd probably get bored on the 2 hour drop to its location :lol:
     
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    Leisure accessory or recovery gear?
     

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