Camping has been some of the best, memorable and hilarious vacations that my family and I have had, from very basic camping in a field full of bulls (we thought they were cows) to the very top of the range campsite with all the comforts of home (not what I really call camping) we all need the Camping essentials list to tick off all the equipment that’s needed for your holiday.
Having started camping with my parents and sister at the ripe old age of 7 years old I remember many times my parents forgetting some piece of equipment, be it as small as a can opener, tent pegs or even the ground sheet once, if they had compiled a camping essentials list they would not have had to purchase the forgotten items hence, my sister and I could have had more ice cream and donkey rides.
I shouldn’t moan I am very grateful that my parents always made every effort to make our camping holidays full of fun, my nana even came camping with us, at the age of 78 years sleeping on a camp bed, she giggled most nights with my sister as she was trying to get into her sleeping bag on one of the old style camp beds, such fond memories! My nana would have defiantly been on my camping essentials list.
Nowadays you can have a camping holiday where all equipment will be supplied at your chosen destination, the tent is erected everything is ready for you and your family, just add clothes and food. It would still be good practice to refer to a camping essentials list as not all these type of vacation supply everything.
If you are new to the idea of camping or even just considering a holiday under canvas knowing what to take camping with you is vital as it can be the make or break of your holiday. Even the very experienced refer to a camping list.
The Very Basics
The Essentials Cooking Clothing
|Tent inc poles & pegs||Water & canteen||Boots/hiking/shoes/trainers|
|Ground sheet||Food (take little buy local)||Jeans/trousers|
|Sleeping bag||Fuel (for stove)||Underwear|
|Sleep mat/air bed/camp bed||Pots & pans||T-shirts|
|Torch/batteries||Washing up bowl/bucket||Sweater|
|Swiss army knife||Bin liners||Cap/hat|
|First aid kit||Plates/bowls||Swim trunks|
|Toilet roll||Mugs/cups||Laundry bag|
|Wash bag||Sharp knife||Large towel|
|Tea towel/dish cloth|
Non Essentials Camping Items
|Camp/folding chairs||Corkscrew/bottle opener||Napkins|
|Camp/folding table||Wine/beer||Plastic cups|
|Portable fridge||Camera||Paper plates|
|Ali foil/cling wrap||Compass/maps||Dust pan brush|
|Blankets||Pen & paper||Smoker|
|Drinking glasses||Food prep board||B B Q|
|Sun cream||Binoculars||Cooking oil|
|Solar charger||Books||Zip food bags|
|Clothes line/pegs||Cards/games||Duct tape|