Whilst at secondary school (many years ago *sigh*), I was a keen athletic teenager who loved doing all sorts of activities from Netball to Football to Athletics. So it’s really no surprise that I signed up to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE).
DofE is youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh that has since expanded to 140 other countries.The programmes are at three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The physical side of the award involves orienteering in a group to find camp.
Looking back, I wish I knew about Planet Camping (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/). Planet Camping is a great website which sells products to meet all of your camping needs. Whether you’re having a mini camping party in your back garden or going to a festival, Planet Camping have you covered.
If I were to do another DofE expedition (in style), here is what my wishlist from Plant Camping would be:
- VW Camper Van Tent (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/vw-camper-van-tents.html)
How cool is this bad boy? Knowing that I could look forward to putting this awesome tent up once I’ve found camp would spur me on and give me all the encouragement I need. This would be the ultimate way to celebrate finding camp.
- Lazy Patch Adult Duvet Suit (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/adult-duvet-suit.html)
As fate would have it, it is always cold whenever you go to do DofE. The day before could be a heatwave but guaranteed, it will be zero degrees on DofE day! Having an adult duvet suit which is designed to make you feel like you never got out of bed in the first place would feel like HEAVEN!!
- Selk Bag Lite Sleep suit (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/musucbag-lite.html)
Considering you have to carry EVERYTHING on your back whilst trying to find camp, it is very important to pack as light as possible. Does that mean you have to compromise your comfort? Well not with this starfish sleeping bag. It is super lightweight, has an insulated hood and Velcro hand release system. When you wake up, you literally can just get up without dreading the cold! Matter of fact, forget camping, I would want one of these for home. It would make the ultimate onesie!
- Camping Cook Set Bundle (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/camping-cook-set-bundle.html) One of the hardest things about DofE for me was leaving my kitchen. How would I survive without a variety of decent pots? Needless to say, I just about survived on noodles! However with this set, I would have been more than ok! The set includes an Aluminium 4 Cooking Pan Set, a Foldaway Kettle and a Bamboo Picnic Set for 4 people.
- LED Torch with Bottle Opener (http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/led-torch-with-bottle-opener.html) When it comes to camping, I think it’s important to find as many multi-use products as possible. This torch would definitely meet my needs. Since I am now 25, I’m sure I would need a good drink to wind down my evening at the campsite. Whilst providing me with some light to find my bottle of alcohol, I could then use it to open it…..Fab!
I hope you have found this wishlist useful if you are planning to go camping or to a festival any time soon.
Be sure to check out Planet Camping at http://www.planetcamping.co.uk/ They have a great variety of products and quite a few items are on sale, so get them whilst you can!