I love camping, so when the lovely people at Filthy Fox, a very cool company specialising in festival gear and camping equipment asked me to review some of their products I jumped at the chance. With a trip down to Cornwall on the cards I thought it would be the perfect place for test driving some camping essentials.
Here’s what I thought…
A head torch is a very useful bit of kit when camping, if there is no source of light then this is my number one go to. It has a trusty little clip so can be attached to almost anything. There is also a strap to wear around your head, useful when you don’t want to hold it. The headlight has three different settings: bright, slightly dimmer and an intermittent flashing ‘SOS’ option. (Or if you are at a festival perhaps a disco light!) It comes in yellow or pink and is very practical.
This is my trusty go to when on the road and even when not camping for that matter. It is perfect for giving your hair an extra days cleanliness before you need to wash it, something that is not always easy when camping. It is great if like me you have a fringe, spray it on, give your hair a rub and then brush it out and hey presto your hair looks instantly fresher. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
Anti bacterial wipes
These are brilliant for feeling fresh and are useful in lots of different situations. One is to avoid washing up! Of course it should only be used as a temporary measure but a quick wipe over of plates and mugs is much easier than washing up in the rain in a muddy campsite!
Enamel camping mugs
I love the classic look of these mugs, I always drink copious amounts of hot drinks when I’m camping, as you can see from the photo an afternoon coffee to warm up and a scrummy Viennese Whirl worked very well in the campervan.
I absolutely adore these chairs, functional, pretty and very comfy! Complete with a handy cup holder, they fold down and fit neatly into their own carry bag. Light weight and very reasonably priced the ‘raindrop’ camping chair is a must when camping or at a festival.
Rechargeable festival radio
These days it’s all about playing music on your phone but there is nothing quite like a good old radio especially if you want to save battery life on your phone. What’s more the radio is solar powered, so as long as it’s light you will have music. But fear not, if the sun isn’t shining then there is also a wind up handle. One minute of winding equals twenty minutes of radio time. It is easy to pack and store due to its small size and the speaker has a great sound output. I love this tiny radio!
Preserving phone life is very important and plug sockets don’t tend to be easily available if you are in the middle of a field, so this emergency charger is an absolute genius. Small and compact it is easy to carry and will bring your phone back to life when you need it. Don’t forget to charge it before you go away though. It comes with a USB lead so it can charge not just phones, but all sorts of other gadgets too.
From tents, to wellies, to waterless shampoo Filthy Fox have got all sorts of goodies. With spring time just around the corner make sure you check them out for your next festival or camping trip.