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Six Essentials for Summer Camping

As we don’t seem to be going abroad anytime soon, let’s make the most of the beautiful British campsite, made even more lovely of course, by being prepared with the right kit. Below are a few recommendations:

Stainless Steel Washing Up Bowl: let’s face it, when bereft of the dishwasher, we need to get serious about those dried up beans, cooked breakfast pans and coffee cups. Level-up your washing up! This shiny washing up bowl means you can be plastic-free for your life of camping, and it won’t rust, stain or split. £37.50 from Elephant Box 

Shower in a Can: this quirky but genius product does what it says on the tin. Apply the natural, vegan, antibacterial, quick-drying foam to your body and it will be free from germs in seconds. You can even use it to wash your hair. A lifesaver when there is a queue for the shower block, or you are camping in the wilds. Each can contains enough for 20 showers. £9.99 from Shower-in-a-can.co.uk


Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Rescue Balms: a brilliant little duo for ouchies, made from lovely, natural ingredients. Use the Tea Tree one for insect bites and blisters, Lavender soothes scrapes and aids sleep. They come in backpack friendly dinky metal tins. £6.30 for set of both rescue balms, from Balmonds.co.uk


Changing Robe: a multifunctioning cover-up that you can pull on after the beach, pool or shower to dry yourself and protect your modesty, or pop it on as a poncho to mooch around the campfire. This one is made from super lightweight, highly absorbent microfleece, and it packs down small into a stash bag. Available in two colourways, in men’s, women’s and kids sizes, from £29.50 at RedOriginal.com


Bunting Kit: what is the difference between camping and glamping? Simple – it’s bunting! Make your own, using upcycled leather, with a kit and simple to follow guide, and embrace the festival vibe. £12.50 from Yodomo.co

Packaway jacket: come rain, come shine – come rain again – the Craven jacket has you covered (and dry). It is 5K waterproof and 5K breathable, comes in a rainbow of cheerful colours, in men’s and women’s sizes – and currently on sale at £37.50 from TOG24.com.