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Extra Equipment

There are a few other things you may need to consider, dependent on your route and the time of year. Mosquite repellant of some kind is pretty essential. Citronella candles an mosquito coils are supposed to help keep them away, but you may want some antihistamine cream for the ones that do stick around.

Suncream and aftersun are very important and easily overlooked - you may want a higher factor than normal if you are heading to anywhere on the Mediterranean as the sun can be very strong.

Another thing to consider is how the noise and light of unfamiliar surroundings can affect your sleep. Both earplugs and eyemasks can help, especially if you have noisy surroundings or early morning sun.

You'll want to bring some entertainment too - books, laptop, cards and dice are all good for camping.

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