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Top Camping Essentials
Whether you’re thinking of heading out on a family camping holiday or getting ready to brave a festival, we’ve picked out some of our favourite camping essentials so you can make sure you’re fully prepared.
1. Byron Lighthouse Wine Cooler from Garden Furniture Centre - £69.99
If you’re thinking of camping close to home or even in your garden, this wine cooler is a rustic yet stylish accessory that is sure to keep your wine cool. The wine cooler is made from recycled shipping drums and includes an insulated container and lid.
2. Storm Eco+ Twin Pack - £7.00
Prepare your clothes for those summer showers with Storm’s Cleaner and Proofer! The Twin Pack allows you to clean your clothes ready to proof them with a water-repellent finish so you don’t have to worry about dressing top-to-toe in waterproofs.
3. Hydro Flask - £23.95
This flask will keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours, perfect if you’re camping out in the summer heat and want to keep hydrated. Alternatively, if you want to keep a liquid hot, you can leave it in the flask for up to six hours and it will stay that way.
4. GLO Bottle Top Light - £6.99
Here’s a really handy gadget, this light can be put on top of a drinks bottle and it will transform into a lantern. The cap has three LED lights and uses whatever liquid you have in your bottle to diffuse the light, creating a colourful lantern.
5. Fire Angel Portable CO Alarm - £24.99
When packing to go camping, a carbon monoxide alarm is something that you perhaps haven’t considered. This portable alarm will give you peace of mind that any carbon monoxide emitted from BBQs or gas cookers is not at a dangerous level when you’re in your tent.
6. Baby Wipes
Whatever your age, baby wipes are always a good idea when you’re camping. We recommend Johnson’s Extra Sensitive Wipes 6 Pack (£7.65) which can be used on your body or face and these Huggies Style on the Go Wipes (£3.50), perfect for strapping to a tent pole! They’re made with natural fibres, 99% water and don’t contain any nasties such as parabens, perfume and phenoxyethanol.
7. Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent - £249.99
Looking to embark on a “glamping” weekend away with your family and friends? This luxurious and spacious eight man tent from Coleman is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a slightly more glamorous camping experience!
8. Go Travel Adult and Child’s Poncho and Pouch - from £5.49
Be prepared whatever the weather with these handy pouches containing 2 waterproof ponchos, perfect for camping and festivals. The pouches are compact and lightweight so are convenient for taking with you when camping.