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campsite and campingCamping can be great holiday for all of those who decide to experience what the outside world has to offer. It can also be a cheap alternative to hotels and B and Bs, however there are a few things that you will need to think about before setting out to your camp site destination.

Keeping the cost down is an important part of the experience if you are on a budget and if you are travelling with a group of friends or in large numbers then cooperation from those who are going is an important part. It might be worth while considering setting up a cooking rota if you choose to stay onsite and eat cooked food for evening meals or breakfasts; you don’t want to be branded as the cook for the entire duration of the trip. It there is going to be a communal eating arrangement, it might be worth while getting everyone to throw in a few pounds towards food before you turn up on site. This will allow you to get some food from a supermarket on the way to the camp site and ensure you stock up on all of the essentials. There maybe some goods that you might find will be unnecessary to buy as you won’t use a lot of some things, like: salt, pepper, sugar, cooking oil and margarine are probably best if you manage to get some from home before you leave.

Another worth while idea might be issuing people with certain task and distributing some of the responsibility. Get them to bring their own plates and cutlery and get them to provide food for their own lunches.  Set out set dinner times for breakfast and evening meals so people know what time to be back and ready for food.

Each person should be responsible for their own sleeping equipment; this will free you of any burden from that ‘mother’ role. Obviously this wont work if your are a family and have with you small children.

It might be advisable to book a ‘group site’ or if that is not achievable try and obtain several camping spaces together. This way you be able to ensure that your party is not distributed through out the site.  It will also be worth while checking with the campsite how many vehicles will be allowed to park near your designated camping area.

The evenings will provide a great time to relax and unwind with your friends. Around the campfire will be a great time for sharing scary stories and ‘the most embarrassing moment’ stories.

Camping is really a great way to socialise with your friends and family in a beautifully natural environment and really relax at the pace that you deserve.

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