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Are there any tricks for making life more comfortable at the camps?

posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:01 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 1:02 PM by Posts Editor]

The camp sites are generally fairly simple. The road crewbring portaloos, a mobile kitchen and a professional chef – so we always havethe essentials, and at 2 or 3 of the sites there may be the chance of a shower.

Everything has to be loaded and unloaded from the truck manytimes so we ask people to limit the amount of stuff they bring for the camps.We will send out detailed advice on this later but as an indication, you don’tneed to invest in a super lightweight trekking tent, a normal 3-person tent isreasonable for a couple but a massive family tent would be considered over thetop. Chairs, tables, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc are all provided so no needto drag these along. We will also bring a range of beer and bottled wine forpeople to buy on a tab system, so please don’t bring your personal cellar unlessit can be stowed on your boat and doesn’t need space in the truck.

One indulgence that many find makes the whole trip morecomfortable is a thick (9cm) self-inflating sleeping mat – they’re a littlebulky but not heavy and definitely worth it. A change into dry clothes after aday on the water is always welcome. We’ve never been particularly bothered bybiting flies but it’s always possible and we suggest bringing repellent just incase.

There are a couple of places where some people choose to renta holiday house for the night rather than sleep in their tent. If you decide tobook your own accommodation, you will need to organise how you are going to getto it as we can’t provide transport. You also run the risk that adverse weatherwill force changes to our itinerary so we may not get to the place for the dayyou book.