Taking the correct camping equipment is essential for a good camping experience. If you are new to camping or have not been camping for quite a while it is not easy deciding what
camping equipment you need to take. The camping equipment that you will require depends on a number of factors, including; Considerations for children, amenities available at the camp site and how long you will be camping for. In this article I will provide a list of basic items that you will need, you may need to add additional items or multiply the items by how many people will be going on the camping trip.
Camping Equipment Checklist
– Tent Family/Backpacking.
– Camping Mats Family/Backpacking.
– Water Bottle Family/Backpacking.
– Table Family/Backpacking.
– Chair Family/Backpacking.
– Stove Family/Backpacking.
– Fuel for Stove
– Food (Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal plus Snacks)
– Wash Kit.
– Plates, Knives, Forks, Spoons, Kettle, Pans, Cups, Chopping Board and Sharp knife.
– Towels, Dishcloth, Washing up liquid.
– Tea, Coffee, Sugar and Milk.
– Sleeping Bag (Must be warm enough for camping conditions).
– Waterproof Clothing.
– A Change of Clothing.
– Bedtime Clothing.
– Warm Clothing and Footwear (It can sometimes be wet and muddy).
– Lamp, Torches (Head torches are useful) Family/Backpacking.
– First Aid Kit.
– Batteries and Chargers for phones and torches.
– Games (Useful if children are camping).
– Plastic Bowls (For washing dishes etc.).
– Plastic Bucket or Portable Toilet.
– Toilet Paper.
– Hand Wipes , Hand Wash.
– Sanitary Items.
– Toothbrush and Toothpaste.
– Maps and Compass, GPS.
– Insect Repellent.
New camping equipment can be quite expensive and sometimes you can pick up a bargain and find some excellent Used Camping Equipment
I hope this camping essentials checklist helps you decide what you need to take on your next camping trip. Camping is a wonderful experience especially for children and I am sure the experiences they have will stick with them throughout the whole of their lives as it has done for me.
Some of the items in the list may not be suitable of you are a backpacker camping on your own but I have tried to provide a reasonable basic list of camping equipment requirements that will help a family going on a camping holiday.