I'm a camping expert and you're posh if you do these things with your tent | The Sun

FOR most people, camping involves a small tent, a ground sheet, a camp stove, a sleeping bag – an air mattress of you're feeling fancy.

However, the experience of staying in a tent has been given a boost in recent years, with an explosion of luxury camping gadgets and home comforts.

Camping expert Alex Russell from the campsite, caravan site and glamping websitePitchup says how you choose to accessorise you tent says a lot about what kind of holidaymaker you are.

Here are his revealed seven key signs that reveal you're a posh camper.

You have a pizza stone for your camping stove

While most campers are content with boiling water for some instant noodles, or using a cheap disposable barbecue, these people have bought a matching pizza stone and camping stove.

Extra posh points if you make your own dough and pizzas from scratch rather than getting them from the supermarket.

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You own a multi-pronged, extendable fork specifically designed for toasting marshmallows

A stick found on the ground is good enough for most people's marshmallows, but others come prepared with a toasting fork of their own.

The extendable length means you don’t have to get too close to the fire and the extra prongs mean you can toast more than one marshmallow at a time.

Getting a picnic hamper delivered to your tent

Instead of loading up on snacks at the supermarket like everyone else, posh campers will get the supermarket to come to them.

An M&S hamper isn't what most people expect to be tuck into while enjoying the great outdoors, but it's an option some people can't bear to be without their luxury food on their holiday.

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You take an inflatable sofa or inflatable air lounger with you

For some people, camping chairs just don’t offer the right level of comfort.

So specialist camping inflatable sofas are becoming popular, particularly ones that also convert into beds.

Your tent is decorated with fairy lights or solar lights

There's a small chance they’ll help you to identify your tent in the dark after a visit to the pub, but that’s not the main reason why people have them.

It’s all about making their tent look better than the one next door.

Premium coffee accessories or makers are an essential part of your camping kit

Being in a field doesn’t stop some campers from making posh coffee.

Campers have been seen to bring the likes of an AeroPress and an electric coffee grinder, because the thought of instant coffee is justunbearable.

You take luxury bedding instead of sleeping bags 

While most people are happy to use sleeping bags in their tents, others won't sleep without their proper duvets and pillows.

Eye masks and earplugs also aid a good night's sleep, regardless of whether you're in a bed or a tent.

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