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« on: July 23, 2019, 12:07:49 PM »

It's 16 days folks - time is running out!!   Shocked

Thought it time to start the usual "preparations" thread - I pick up at least one decent tip every year on this thread so I make no apologies for going over old ground!

I'm particularly interested in how people will try and make their ecological footprint as small as possible? We've got refillable water bottles and will take hardly any non-recyclable products with us, but I'm sure there's more we can do.

I just need to find my waterproof trousers and fit the roof box to the car... and pack. And check the sleeping bags haven't gone mouldy. And there's gas in the cannister of the camping stove. And my pewter tankard (where is it???), a small bowl, all 3 tables (yes, I need 3 tables - one tiny one we take to the field, one in the tent to put stuff on and one outside in the windbreaks for putting drinks on. It all helps make life a little bit more comfortable for the three days....)

Any more tips for Cropredy?
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 12:20:25 PM »

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  Don't forget the sleeping bag!  Or the tickets!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 02:35:09 PM »

Make a list and add to it each year. Bought big walking waterproof boots and f*** off trousers after last year’s deluge going to make sure I take them. Ought to ensure a heatwave...
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 02:55:39 PM »

Sun cream
A hat
Kagool
Beer tokens
And if you're our age, tablets.

Fortunately for us, having a motorcaravan most things are already in. Just need sustenance  and clean pants. We've already done 3 and a bit festivals and an 11 day holiday so any missing necessities have been sussed.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 03:59:13 PM »

As a rule of thumb, and again built up over the years, a spare (so two) of most things. Including tent, camping chair, poncho, inflatable bed, glasses, phone, beer ration Wink  etc.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 04:12:09 PM »

Corkscrew. Washing-up liquid. Jungle Juice. Sun cream.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 04:49:54 PM »

Tickets!.  I did forget them a couple of years back, fortunately remembering  just as we were leaving Glasgow so only a few minutes to turn back and fetch them but it was a close run thing...

Other than that - extra pairs of socks. Nice to have a change when you're on your feet all day.


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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 05:20:27 PM »



Other than that - extra pairs of socks. Nice to have a change when you're on your feet all day.



I always take a pair of "bedsocks"  - kept tucked into my sleeping bag during the day until bedtime so always nice cosy dry feet!!   Smiley  
They NEVER leave the sleeping area - even if I have to get up in the night they are taken off so not to get soaked by rain or heavy dew - even in boots!!!!!

Old very loose-topped sports ones it was for ages but they need to be replaced this year so maybe the fluffy ones I got from Aldi at Christmas!!!


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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 09:18:27 AM »

Huge campervan and awning plus two gazebos and 6 tents for my mates who arrive on foot - only pay for one camping ticket though hehehe.

Groundsheet the size of Wales, do not cross emergency police tape to make sure nobody steps on it, 17 high back chairs to ensure maximum comfort for me and annoyance for everybody else.

Enough food to feed small army - no way am I going to support any of the traders on the field.

A sense of entitlement because I have been going to Cropredy since the Battle.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 10:07:15 AM »


Huge campervan and awning plus two gazebos and 6 tents for my mates who arrive on foot - only pay for one camping ticket though hehehe.

Groundsheet the size of Wales, do not cross emergency police tape to make sure nobody steps on it, 17 high back chairs to ensure maximum comfort for me and annoyance for everybody else.

Enough food to feed small army - no way am I going to support any of the traders on the field.

A sense of entitlement because I have been going to Cropredy since the Battle.

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Don't forget you should always have something with which to block the pathway between rows of chairs to stop those nasty people who want to go for a wee or buy a pint.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 11:36:56 AM »

Oh and a portable pa system to block out that annoying racket from the bottom of the field...
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 02:36:01 PM »

Fully charged camera battery and a fully charged backup battery!
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 12:25:24 PM »

I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"!  Roll Eyes

Will start putting things together this weekend...  Tiara
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 12:45:15 PM »

Binoculars.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 02:04:16 PM »


I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"!  Roll Eyes



Never forget that in case the sole comes off your boot. Joking?, Moi?
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 05:37:41 PM »

Motorcaravan MOT'd and serviced.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2019, 06:09:57 PM »


Motorcaravan MOT'd and serviced.


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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2019, 07:32:29 PM »

Probably a stupid question this..possibly for Andy, I have not got an I phone just a Motorola which I can access the net with. Is there wi fi on site or do I need a dongle thing? Not too tech savvy, I remember black and white tv 12 inch screen and three channels😮😮
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2019, 07:57:38 PM »



Motorcaravan MOT'd and serviced.


It'd probably be cheaper to book the band to play in your house, wouldn't it?

But there wouldn't be room for all the people we meet at Croppers.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2019, 10:21:20 PM »


Probably a stupid question this..possibly for Andy, I have not got an I phone just a Motorola which I can access the net with. Is there wi fi on site or do I need a dongle thing? Not too tech savvy, I remember black and white tv 12 inch screen and three channels😮😮


No wifi, and the phone signal is appalling. I would give up if I were you.

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