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Old 10-01-2018, 10:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Winter camping?

Does anyone else like camping in all weathers?

Iíve just booked our first trip of the year for this weekend. We are off to the Lake District with a 16 month old and a fairly mental springer spaniel.

I canít wait!
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Sounds good

As long as it doesnt rain!
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Yep love camping in all weathers .
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As long as it doesnt rain!
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i dont find the cold a problem, but when you're wet through and can't dry out it can get a bit tiresome.

have a great trip though, i'm sure the spaniel will keep you entertained
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I've been sleeping in a tent in the garden (my choice!) non-stop for almost 2 years. I love camping and just sleep better outside.

At this time of year keeping warm is easy, just wear pyjamas, socks and a wooly hat whilst you sleep and a must is doing yourself a hot water bottle.

I don't even feel deep minus temperatures and don't have a special 'arctic' sleeping bag.

Condensation is a the only problem and makes everything feel a bit damp, especially cottons.
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I've been sleeping in a tent in the garden (my choice!) non-stop for almost 2 years. I love camping and just sleep better outside.

At this time of year keeping warm is easy, just wear pyjamas, socks and a wooly hat whilst you sleep and a must is doing yourself a hot water bottle.

I don't even feel deep minus temperatures and don't have a special 'arctic' sleeping bag.

Condensation is a the only problem and makes everything feel a bit damp, especially cottons.
I did think of you when I posted this thread!

We will be Ďposhí camping - in our T5, complete with night heater!
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I used to like winter camping, but as I've aged it appeals a lot less. As others have said, it's hanging about in damp gear. If I do it now, it tends to be as a wild camp stopover, as I'm up and moving at first light.

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Does anyone else like camping in all weathers?

Iíve just booked our first trip of the year for this weekend. We are off to the Lake District with a 16 month old and a fairly mental springer spaniel.

I canít wait!
Mystic Sol, a fellow springer owner, predicts a camper van smelling of wet dog come Monday morning. Enjoy the weekend.

Where are you going?
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Good luck . . . and enjoy!



Brrrrrr!
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Oh, and please add a 'review' of the campsite if you don't mind Gareth.
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I used to like winter camping, but as I've aged it appeals a lot less. As others have said, it's hanging about in damp gear. If I do it now, it tends to be as a wild camp stopover, as I'm up and moving at first light.



Mystic Sol, a fellow springer owner, predicts a camper van smelling of wet dog come Monday morning. Enjoy the weekend.

Where are you going?
https://thequietsite.co.uk

Near Penrith, and importantly has an on site bar in case the weather is too bad.

Iíve done camping with two Springers in a three man tent for the best part of a week in horrendous weather. I bought the T5 a couple of weeks after we got back!


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Oh, and please add a 'review' of the campsite if you don't mind Gareth.


Will do, assuming itís ok. Iím expecting it to be pretty nice though and they have VW pitches which is a good sign!
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