Wild mountain goats

A guest post for you this week – can you believe I’m related to these mountain goats?

Most of their adventures sound harrowing to me, but this one sounded fun – I think you’ll like reading about it too!

L

This has taken some planning, the main challenge being how to pack so that 2 adults can carry most of what is needed for 6 people to camp overnight and enjoy a day in the hills!  1,764 more words

Wild camping and walking in the Cairngorms: Glen Callater and Lochnagar — Miles Together

Top camping tip #2

Here’s another top camping tip idea we came up with recently… pack a thermos flask to save hot water!

Nothing happens quickly on a campsite, but boiling the kettle seems to take forever! We spend a LOT of time waiting for the kettle to boil… although perhaps thats because we spend a lot of time drinking tea and coffee!?!

Once it has boiled, put any hot water you don’t use into a thermos flask. It will stay warm enough for washing up, or if you want another cuppa later, then using warm water in the kettle will save precious camping gas!!

R

Campfire song

One of our friends always asks us whether we sing round our campfires. The answer is always no… except last weekend the excitement of the new camping season went to our heads and we found ourselves making up a song which made us laugh lots!

Not sure whether it will be quite so funny in the re-telling, but it will at least make you smile as it has a camping equipment theme!!!

The only piece of context you need to know is that we never seem to be able to find a spoon when we want one. You’ll be able to guess the tune… it goes like this:

On the first day of camping, my true love gave to me, a toi-let in its own tent!!

On the second day of camping, my true love gave to me – two shepherds hooks:

and a toilet in its own tent!

On the third day of camping, my true love gave to me – three dutch ovens,

two shepherds hooks, and a toilet in its own tent!

On the fourth day of camping, my true love gave to me – four camping chairs:

three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the fifth day of camping, my true love gave to me – five different tents!

four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the sixth day of camping, my true love gave to me – six lovely lanterns

five different tents, four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the seventh day of camping, my true love gave to me – seven mugs for tea:

six lovely lanterns – five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the eighth day of camping, my true love gave to me – eight wine goblets,

seven mugs for tea, six lovely lanterns – five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the ninth day of camping, my true love gave to me – nine plates and bowls:

eight wine goblets, seven mugs for tea, six lovely lanterns – five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the tenth day of camping, my true love gave to me – ten bottles of beer

nine plates and bowls, eight wine goblets, seven mugs for tea, six lovely lanterns, five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the eleventh day of camping, my true love gave to me – eleven missing spoons

ten bottles of beer, nine plates and bowls, eight wine goblets, seven mugs for tea, six lovely lanterns, five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

On the twelfth day of camping, my true love gave to me – twelve heat logs

eleven missing spoons, ten bottles of beer, nine plates and bowls, eight wine goblets, seven mugs for tea, six lovely lanterns, five different tents!

Four camping chairs, three dutch ovens, two shepherds hooks and a toilet in its own tent!!

As you can tell the goats are very happy to be back camping… and our new song will make sure we don’t forget to pack anything!!

R & L