Camping in the front garden

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Yesterday afternoon, after the boys’ (and my!) midday snooze, we put up a Vango Sigma 300 tent in our front garden.

Jane won the tent years ago, while we were still living in Edinburgh, and it’s sat in our attic ever since. Now the boys are getting a bit older, and the economy is getting worse, we’re considering taking them camping on adventures!

The instructions for the tent suggested putting it up at home before you take it out and about in order to become more familiar with it. That was a top tip as I’d never put up a tent before. I know!!

So, what are your top camping tips? What are the things that you couldn’t do without on a camping trip?