I went camping in my box trailer last weekend with the missus, tents be damned, and now I’m on a bit of a spending spree. The trailer was great, it fits a double air mattress with room for the dogs at the bottom, plenty of space to move around in and the Skoda pulls it well, but shit it was cold. Sheet aluminium has excellent thermal conductivity, who knew? I can’t insulate the trailer (it’s already part ply lined) as I use it for work, so I’m buying new sleeping bags to replace our £10 supermarket bags, an awning and porch poles, and with them another £80’s worth of gear probably to be used once and garaged forever more. While my basket is still filling up, what are your camping necessities?

Picture related.

And the only pic I took while walking the hills.