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Answered 2 years ago

We are going camping as a family with our 2 toddler aged kids to the lake for new years for 5 or so nights with a couple of groups of people also. It's a free campsite so has no facilities or running water. I'm am really not looking forward to going but hubby says we must not let the people down because we have the boat. Ladies tell me some of your top tips for camping because peeing in the trees for 5 days doesn't seem like a holiday to me :( we have tons of camping gear and equipment but we normally stay in paid camping grounds not in the wild!


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2 years ago
Keep a close eye on those kids. Last time we went camping my son was a toddler & was at stage where he just kept running off lucky we had other people camping with us to help watch him but it wasn't very relaxing. I banned camping after that until he was older, it was strictly holidays with walls & doors.

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2 years ago
We go camping at a river as soon as we're up in the morning they wear life jackets the whole day incase they don't listen

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2 years ago
That's a great idea

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2 years ago
Our kids are 6 and nearly 3 so at night we put the zippers up high they can't get out and yeah all day they wear life jackets for if they manage to slip away from the supervision just incase. Had one incident where 6yr old went and slipped on the bank (beachy river bank area) and the current dragged him a few metres when we heard him yelling and ran to him.. literal life saver. Now they have them on all waking hours.

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2 years ago
Just buy a camping toilet like $100 life saver

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2 years ago
At bcf

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2 years ago
My problem with these is I'd be expected to clean it - go do your business in the bush at least then you have to clean it up

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2 years ago
All you do is dog a whole every couple days to get rid of it. The chemicals added break stuff down so it's not so bad

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2 years ago
I wonโ€™t even stay in motels l๐Ÿ™ˆ

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2 years ago
Er why?

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2 years ago
I take my hat off to you, there is no way that I would take a toddler camping, in fact, I can't stand camping at all. You are way tougher than me.

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2 years ago
Baby wipes are the bomb. Femm Fresh also works a treat. Use the lake if you can to take daily baths, pack some shampoo and conditioner and a cake of soap. Also take double the amount of undies and change them at least twice a day and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer close at all times. I would also recommend a small bucket or tub outside your tent/swag to wash your feet in every night before bed (don't laugh - you will want to buy me a beer for this!) Take extra hair ties and comfy clothes - don't worry for trying to look cute or whatever in front of the other families - your comfort is key to enjoying your time away. Chat to hubby before leaving and stress the point of you having some time to yourself and not having to cook and clean up after everyone all the damn time - this will wear you down very quickly and the trip will turn to shit. Maybe just you and hubby can go for an hour or so in the boat every second day and flick a lure or just have a general boat around. Take lots of things to keep your babies busy - ipads are fantastic for night times when its time to wind down and go sleep, they can throw a movie on and chill out. Take a small fan for your tent cause it'll get hot and you can also use it during the day to cool kids down for nap time etc. Also be sure to pack plenty of fresh water and don't go overboard with buy food, you don't have to have flash big dinners, keep it simple and easy or even pre-cook a few meals and just heat up when you get there.
Hope some of these tips help x