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Ultimate camping gear for this summer's adventure

Toasted marshmallows, the sound of the rain on canvas, card games and unleashing your inner Bear Grylls – it’s camping season in Northern Ireland and you better get your gear ready!

"Are these really The Sperrins?"

There are plenty of different ways you can sample camping in Northern Ireland; from podding in the sumptuous grounds of Castle Ward, to something a bit more wild in The Mournes.

Link to Castle Ward Pods (pic below)

Link to Discover Northern Ireland Camping

1. If podding isn’t for you, then you’ll definitely need a decent, eye-catching tent. - Field Candy's 'Get A Room' Tent

Link to Field Candy 'Get A Room' Tent - £400

Link to Vango Odyssey 400 Four Man Tent - 4 Person Stand Up - £163.56

2. And a cosy sleeping bag - Coleman Hampton's 220 Sleeping Bag

Link to Coleman Hampton 220 Sleeping Bag - Blue - £32.03

3. Not forgetting the airbag and foot-pump...

Link to Yellowstone Double Flock Airbed - £11.99

Link to Intex Bellows Foot Pump - £7.99

Northern Ireland experiences roughly 200 days of rain per year.  But don't let this put you off – embrace the wet! There’s nothing better than getting a good soaking as you walk up Slieve Donard, or an utter drenching on the north coast.

4. So make sure you have a decent, stylish coat. - North Face Venture Jacket

Link to The North Face Venture Hardshell Jacket - £59.99

5. And maybe some wellies - Hunter classic Wellington Boots

Link to Hunter Tall Wellies Green - £44.50 - £102.88

6. A picnic basket is an absolute essential - Cool Movers Secret Garden Picnic Basket

Link to Cool Movers Kitchen Craft Secret Garden Picnic Basket - £44.39

7. Get yourselves a nice, simple gas stove for the mandatory bacon bap in the morning - Campingaz Chef Stove

Link to Campingaz Camping Chef Stove - £39.99

8. And a must for all coffee fans, a stove-top espresso maker! - GSI Espresso Maker

Link to GSI Espresso Maker (4 cup) - £45.95

9. For shorter adventures, a good bag is in order - Herschel Survey Bag

Link to Herschel Survey Backpack - £54.99

10. or you might want something a bit more substantial - Berghaus TwentyFourSeven Backpack

Link to Berghaus Twentyfourseven Backpack

11.. And finally, what's camping without a board game. For adults only, the ridiculously offensive Cards Against Humanity

Link to Cards Against Humanity: UK edition - £20.00

 

*All prices accurate at time of publication

 

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