One of the things that we love about camping is the simplicity of the whole experience. We enjoy spending time outdoors, we like the peace and quiet and we love being away from the stress of our everyday lives. However, that’s not to say that we don’t allow ourselves a few home comforts!
We’re generally very happy with our set up now. Over the last couple of years we have created our almost perfect home from home.
We have are now lucky enough to have our dream tent, an Outwell Montana 6AC, which has a large living area and two big bedrooms. We’ve also added a kitchen extension, so we have somewhere to cook if the weather is less than ideal. We have plenty of cooking options: a barbecue, a double gas burner with grill and our Biolite stove for a quick early morning brew.
There is one thing that we haven’t quite got right though, and that’s our sleeping arrangements. So when Millets got in touch to ask if there was anything that I would like to improve about our camping experience to help us create the perfect home from home, I had no hesitation in asking for help with our sleeping equipment.
When we first started camping we had an airbed, and that let us down badly (pun intended!). We had researched thoroughly and it was meant to the be the best, however, the first time we used it I woke up in the early hours of the morning with my bottom on the cold floor. Now, I don’t know if it’s because I was pregnant and particularly grumpy at the time, but I vowed never to go back. So then we tried SIMs (self inflating mattresses), again investing in good quality, but they just weren’t quite luxurious enough. I don’t mind a SIM for the odd night here or there, but I’m too old to enjoy it for more than a couple of nights.
So we went