My name is Melissa, but most people call me Mel. My husband and I have been camping for a few years now. We started off with the very basics. We always go and buy a few new things before each trip to add to our collection. We have 3 kids - 1 girl and 2 boys. Kayla is 6yrs, Riley is 4yrs and Fletcher ( Fletch) is 2yrs. We love camping out in the open where we can have a fire. Lake Ecumbene is our favourite place, however it is always cold!!!!! However it is also nice to go to a tourist park and have a swimming pool for the kids! We stayed at potato point one year and loved it, however got lots of Ticks and it has stopped us going back again.
It takes us about 2 hours to set up our camp. We are slowely replacing things that take too long to assemble and that are really heavy. I often admire people who have Camper trailers and just pop them up in 5 minutes!!! I just dont think we could afford one, even though I'm tempted to just add to our collection of debt!
I also hate the pack up. But, I love camping and wouldn't holiday any other way! The kids love it!
I look forward to speaking to you all and getting lots of handy hints! I have noticed a lot of people seem to start with tents and then get the camper trailers. I would be interested in knowing why and how much better they are. And if they are big enough for a family of 5!!!!!!
Talk to you all soon!