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Old 03-29-2013, 07:58 AM   #31
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That looks totally cool!!

Here is the table we have: http://www.kotulas.com/deals/sports-...h-faucet-small
Yes it is! The sink is shallow enough so the table folds flat for transport. Then you need to assemble the faucet. You also need something to catch the waste water. I used a 5 gallon collapsible water container which I had to walk to the comfort station and flush. Made tenting a whole lot more civilized!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:27 AM   #32
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Okay so you will be there before me If you can please come back to this thread and let us know how it all goes for you. Pictures of your camp set up is a plus as well
Our camp set-up won't be as impressive as some on here. We're a little limited on how much we can bring since we're driving down in an impala. But, I'll be sure to post how it goes and add a few pictures.

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Yes it is! The sink is shallow enough so the table folds flat for transport. Then you need to assemble the faucet. You also need something to catch the waste water. I used a 5 gallon collapsible water container which I had to walk to the comfort station and flush. Made tenting a whole lot more civilized!
That table is awesome. Wish I had a truck to carry everything, I would definitely invest in that.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #33
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Our camp set-up won't be as impressive as some on here. We're a little limited on how much we can bring since we're driving down in an impala. But, I'll be sure to post how it goes and add a few pictures.



That table is awesome. Wish I had a truck to carry everything, I would definitely invest in that.
That's cool. We won't be all fancy either. I just want a semi/comfortable place to sleep. We won't be spending much time at the actual campsite anyway
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #34
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I am not sure how it will work in a tent, but we use a dehumidifier in our pop up and it makes a world of difference in our Texas summers! no more waking up to sticky sheets and pillowcases!! Have fun! We were at the World in August several years ago (but not camping) and had a wonderful trip - even in the heat!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:16 AM   #35
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As far as Hurricanes go!

If a hurricane ever happens while I am at Disney it won't matter to me if I am in a tent, pop-up, travel trailer,or a cabin! I will be gone! LOL! I'm scared to death of storms, especially wind.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #36
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If a hurricane ever happens while I am at Disney it won't matter to me if I am in a tent, pop-up, travel trailer,or a cabin! I will be gone! LOL! I'm scared to death of storms, especially wind.
AMEN to that LOL!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #37
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Love bug season usually starts in September.

I always put a tarp under the tent and a smaller one inside the tent. I pull each corner together to form a tray and secure with a clothes pin. That way if water gets in, it goes under the "tray floor" and our stuff stays dry. We use cots, with the stackable plastic drawers for clothing and our shower stuff is in buckets or kitty litter pails and goes under the cot. I have been known to put a tarp, a shower liner, or plastic tablecloth over the beds in case of leaks.

I second the screened dining tent. I have a folding table with a folding luggage rack under it as a "pantry." This keeps the table uncluttered. In the pantry, i use see-through plastic bins with tight-locking lids to keep out bugs, critters and rain. One holds long handled utensils, another holds paper plates, napkins, zip lock bags, etc. and one has spices, cooking spray, and so forth. While I am cooking, I may slip the lids under the bins so I can just grab whatever whenever it is needed, then when finished cooking, I make sure to snap all the lids back on. Some of my bins are smaller and most of them stack on same-size bins.

I also have a utensil rack that clamps to the picnic table and has a small shelf for salt & pepper, a garbage bag holder, a paper towel holder, a hook on top for a lantern, and several "arms" that branch out to hold a pancake turner and long handled spoons and forks.

I have a picnic set for the table holds eating utensils, catsup, mustard, salt & pepper, and paper plates. I have a small table-top plastic stackable 2-drawer thingy that I keep such things as corkscrews, candles and lighter, toothpicks, steak knives, playing cards, etc. in (things you might need at the table sooner or later). All the kitchen stuff stacks on a large shelving unit in the garage and can just be loaded into the RAV4 when time to camp and unloaded onto the shelves when I get home again.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #38
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Great tip

I like the tip regarding the tarp and the folding luggage rack. I having been camping for the past four years in a tent and I love it.
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When my girls and I used to go camping, one thing we always did as soon as we arrived at camp was to put out the rain gauge, the last thing in the vehicle when we left was the rain gauge. The only time it rained while camping, my ex-husband took the rain gauge out of the van and left it at home... even with my now husband we keep up with the rain gauge.
Superstition... maybe, but it has always worked for us.
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What's a rain gauge? I need to get me one of them!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:24 AM   #41
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That is just too darn cute!!
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Love this thread! Keep the tips coming! I love the tip about keeping the shoes in a bin just outside the door, my daughter shares a tent with her 3 brothers and the one thing she complains about the most is the stinky shoes! Another tip that could be Disney or non Disney is to take your empty toilet paper rolls and stuff them full of dryer lint, voila a fire starter! You need to keep them in a air tight bag so they are kept dry, once they are damp they don't work as great!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #44
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I'm also thinking of setting up 2 tents. Sleeping/relaxing in the 1 with the portable A.C. The other tent having all our plastic draw clothing bins along with one of those portable hanging racks for hanging clothes. That one can be our changing room/extra storage and keep our sleeping area less cluttered.

I don't plan on packing suite cases this trip. I have several of the plastic drawer organizer bins around here that I keep kids toys and such organized in. I plan to pack our clothes directly in that so when we get to camp... voila... I just move the bins out of the trailer and into the tent. Instant dresser.
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What's a rain gauge? I need to get me one of them!
Dollar tree has them in the garden section. It measures the amount of rainfall received. Mine was always empty except that one trip.
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