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Best Camping Stoves

I absolutely LOVE camping and do get rather excitable about it.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m Canadian or what………..

Canadian Camping

A big part of it for me is all the kit, you’ve gotta have the kit!  We have tent, self-inflating mattresses, chairs, fair lights, windbreak, folding table, sleeping bags, marshmallow roasting sticks, washing up bowl, crockery and of course a bottle opener and corkscrew.

Two is always better than one!

CampingGaz Cooker

When we first got back into camping, I quickly popped out and got a little camp stove, it’s absolutely fine, but only has one burner and runs on Camping Gas Propane Cartridges which are a bit pricy and don’t last long.  As the Slow Cooker Queen I’m used to cooking with one pot, but I’d much prefer two, especially for those much needed Fry Ups in the morning.  I don’t want my bacon getting cold while I cook my eggs.

Stroking my new cooker! #camping @MountainWHouse – via @mediocre_mum

Recommended Camping Stoves

So, I was over the moon when Mountain Warehouse sent me this sexy beast – A Kampa Alfresco Double Burner With Grill for review purposes.  It has a double burner with grill, ignition, a sturdy metal case which also acts as a windbreak and for £39.99 I think it’s great value. Sadly, I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but will be soon.

Win and Insulated Picnic Hamper from Mountain Warehouse

The generous folks at Mountain Warehouse are offering one of my readers a chance to win a 36 Litre Four Person Insulated Picnic Hamper (£29.99).  It has everything you need for the perfect picnic; cutting board, napkins, plates, cutlery and most importantly a corkscrew and wine glasses!!!

Insulated Picnic Hamper

Simply use the rafflecopter form below to enter.  Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the form.

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Good luck and happy camping.

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171 comments
Chris Burrell
Chris Burrell

Plastic bags - there's always a use for a plastic bag when camping. Dirty clothes, clean clothes, rubbish....

Val Pownall
Val Pownall

A very warm sleeping bag - there's nothing worse than being cold!

Michelle Glen
Michelle Glen

a camp bed-getting to old and sore backs haha

Rich Hill
Rich Hill

Stove, kettle & coffee - because camping without coffee just isn't worth contemplating!

lisa dolatowski
lisa dolatowski

A kettle, lighter and toilet paper, I'm not the same without my morning cuppa, a lighter would come in handy for so many things, like starting a fire and toilet paper as I need comfort for my bum...!!!

Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher

A lighter is essential...I don't smoke but you always need a quick easy way to get a fire/stove going that can't get wet! Second is definitely corkscrew/bottle opener!

Tobys proud mummy
Tobys proud mummy

Definately the mossie cream its a must have when camping near water or lakes

Tara Davies
Tara Davies

A small stove, can't get through the day without a cuppa or 3 in the morning xx

Emma Price
Emma Price

A swiss army knife and some good socks! Always handy for cold nights and if you're really caught short then the swiss army knife can help you dig a hole!!!

michelle
michelle

A good knife in case i have to catch my own food!!

clare d
clare d

wet wipes and or a kettle for TEA!! x

olivia Kirby
olivia Kirby

ear plugs and eye mask. To drown out other people's noise and to stop sun waking me at crack of dawn

Tracy C
Tracy C

Just one essential? Really? I suppose after the tent baby wipes - very multi purpose.

joanne liddement
joanne liddement

A roll up mat under the sleeping bag.Nothing worse than waking up with a sore back from laying on hard ground

Sam P Toms
Sam P Toms

Wet wipes or baby wipes, useful (and essential) for a multitude of tasks!

elaine stokes
elaine stokes

swiss army pen knife......................... you can use it for everything

Jo Evans
Jo Evans

Kettle!!! and the cups of course!

Caroline
Caroline

Got to be toilet roll but very closely followed by wipes, torch, decent sleeping bag, insect spray etc !!!!

Keith Hunt
Keith Hunt

A nice warm sleeping bag as im old fart.

Kirsty Sparks
Kirsty Sparks

Insect Repellent. I think I was one of the only people who brought insect repellent when I worked for camp america and I was one of the only people who never got bitten all summer :)

Ann
Ann

Definitely the tent and loo roll

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

an inflatable mattress - believe me, you wouldn't want to meet me when I haven't had a decent night's sleep and for some reason when I enter a tent I get a dose of Princess-and-the-pea-itis

Kim Lam
Kim Lam

Most definitely decent toilet roll. There is nothing worse than running out of it.

ELISHA
ELISHA

everything that can fit in the car that I need to use to go camping..

Jayne T
Jayne T

Warm socks, because it can get really cold at night.